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