H.E. Madam Sylvia Bongo Ondimba established in 2011 the Sylvia Bongo OndimbaFoundation for Families, in the realization of a long commitment to the poorest in Gabon. Known for her boldness and determination, H.E. Madam Sylvia BongoOndimba especially chose to put family values at the heart of her activities as part of her duties as First Lady and through the initiatives of her Foundation. Her commitment is reflected in strong advocacy and leadership towards major reforms on the national and international scene. It is also translated, since 2011, through the deployment of actions through her Foundation in areas considered priorities and on fundamental prerequisites for sustainable development: education, health and social action.