Project Medina

Providing quality education and healthcare for Medina and the surrounding communities.



Project Medina is about transforming the local Islamic Schools into formal learning institutions, expanding student access to educational materials by building a library, and improving healthcare by modernizing the health center.


Make Medina Serign Mass a place where education and healthcare is accessible to all families in the community.



Abubacarr Islamic School - We are transforming the "Daara" into a fully functional Islamic School.

Medina Library - building a library

Healthcare Center - modernizing the healthcare center.


  • Procured new chairs and table for all the classrooms.

  • Graduated hundreds of students since our inception.

Our Team

Our passion for education and the well-being of families in Medina is what drove us to embark on Project Medina.

MODOU JAH: Founder & President


Mr. Jah was born and raised in Medina Serign Mass village, The Gambia. His passion for education is mainly what drives him to embark on this project. He is a graduate of Davenport University with a degree in Information Systems and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He is currently a Lead Security and Controls Engineer at Ford Motor Company.

ADI KAH: Co-Founder & Secretary


Brother Adi has been working tirelessly since the inception of Abubacarr school raising funds to maintain the school. He received his MBA from Wayne State University. Adi is also a Board Member at the Tawheed Center of Detroit

ALHAGI E. KAH: Co-Founder & Vice President


Alhagi is a native of Medina. He graduated from Muslim High School in 1989 and Gambia Hotel School (Front Office) in 1992. BA in Computer Information Systems class of 2004 Davenport University.

Bai Ousman Kah: Abubacarr School Founder


Bai Ousman Kah got his early education from the "Daara" in Medina Serign Mass and continued his education under numerous Sheikhs in the region. 

He dedicated most of his time in education in various capacity in The Gambian education system. Recently he was approached by the Caliph of Medina to come home and establish an Islamic school.

MAKUMBA NJIE: Co-Founder & Treasurer


Makumba was born and raised in Medina Sering Mass where he attended primary school and later went on to St. Augustine’s High School obtaining both GCE O’ Level and A’ Level certificates. Makumba is Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in both Kentucky and Michigan. He also holds Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. He has over 20 years of accounting, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and management experience with global multi-national corporations as wells medium size corporations. In addition to his professional qualifications, Makumba holds BBA in Accounting from Davenport University (formerly Detroit College of Business) and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University. Makumba is currently the corporate controller for chemical distribution and management company in the Metro Detroit area.


Get Involved

When a person dies, all their deeds end, except three: Sadaqa Jariya (a continuing charity), beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.” (hadith of the Prophet pbuh)”

We kindly seek your partnership in this mission.

Below are ways you can get involved:


Make a Donation

Make a donation via Paypal, LaunchGood, bank transfer, or Make a Pledge. Click on the Donate button for options.


Volunteer Opportunities

Please volunteer your time by signing up for any of our ongoing projects.



In Kind Donation

We accept materials that the institutions need such as books, computers, and materials for the health center...


January 2018

We all believe that education is the equalizer, therefore motivating others to take action is our collective responsibility. "The path out of poverty begins when the next generation can access quality healthcare and a great education."

Quote Source / Bill & Melinda gates foundation