Madame Khady Sanokho was raised by her grandmother in a rural village. Her grandmother believed that primary education was all a girl needed. When her grandmother passed away, with the encouragement of her father, she enrolled in secondary school in the city of Thies, located 70 miles to the east of Dakar. She excelled in her studies and graduated from secondary school. In 1980 Madame Khady Sanokho realized a dream she held since childhood, to become a school teacher. For the past 28 years she has educated children in a number of schools located both in villages and more populated towns. She is a passionate and dedicated teacher who believes educating girls is a critical element in fighting poverty. In addition to teaching, she works for the Kaolack Regional School Board where her primary responsibility is to increase the percent of girls who graduate from secondary school. In her position she visits families throughout the Kaolack region to talk with girls and their parents about the benefits of staying in school and being a secondary school graduate. She is the founding Directress of the Kaolack Summer School for Girls (KSSG) which opened its door during the summer of 2008. KSSG aims to prepare girls for the Secondary School Entrance Examination, and has already established an impressive record of success.