Our mission is to provide scientific knowledge throughout the whole of Senegal for the purpose of solving economic, social, and medical conditions that negatively impact citizens.
GEIS firmly believes that education is the foundation of a strong society that is capable of supporting the needs of its people. Through the generosity of our donors and committed volunteers, GEIS is uniquely positioned to provide the educational enrichment services required to propel Senegal forward as a leading nation within the continent of Africa.


GEIS was founded in 2021 as an educational nonprofit organization in the state of Georgia, USA. The inspiration for GEIS was rooted in the opportunity to provide scientific educational enrichment opportunities for students of all ages in Dakar, Senegal.

Exploratory trips to Senegal

Initiated small business support services

Founded GEIS as a nonprofit

Acquired office in Virage, Senegal for providing services

Initiated educational outreach programing at four institutions


GEIS was founded to provide scientific, educational enrichment experiences to students of all ages in Senegal. GEIS is relentlessly pursuing the following objectives:

  • Provide scientific experiences to students
  • Develop educated young leaders to solve local and national issues
  • Initiate a business incubator to support student initiatives
  • Conduct university symposiums to investigate and research scientific discoveries
  • Provide educational opportunities for GEIS supporters to experience Senegal


Maurice Trentel

Maurice Trentel

President and CEO
Mamadou Drame

Mamadou Drame’

Vice President
Djibril Thiam

Djibril Thiam

Program Manager
Djibril Thiam’s

The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return (Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island)

Gorée Island, a small island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, is believed to have been a ‘key stop for thousands and thousands of slaves on their brutal journey to the Americas’ throughout the 16th and 19th centuries. This is the House of Slaves memorial on the island and its ‘doorway of no return’. Slaves were placed in this fortress before being shipped to the New World and never returned