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


    Project Medina is a 501(c)(3) organization working to transform a local Islamic School (Daara) in Medina (The Gambia) into a formal Integrated Islamic Learning Institution (Abubacarr School), build a library to provide students access to educational resources, and improve healthcare by modernizing the health center for Medina and the nearby cities.


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



    1. Abubacarr Islamic School - Transforming the local "Daara" into a fully integrated Islamic School.
    2. Medina Library - Building a community library
    3. Health Center - Rebuilding and modernizing the health center.




    • Acquired land to build school and library
    • Completed building fencing around the school 
    • Built a water borehole system
    • Funded salaries of a teacher and an administrator since 2010
    • Procured classroom desks and 20 computers
    • Donated books to Medina Primary School


    Medina Serign Mass located in Lower Niumi District, North Bank Division is well known for its Islamic education and religious heritage both in The Gambia and in most parts of Senegal. In order to build upon that foundation, a local standalone Quranic school (Daara) was started.

    The Abubacarr School, through Project Medina, will be expanded and transformed into a formal learning Islamic institution that will also be integrated with the national education system.


    Medina healthcare center has been in existence and serving the community since the 1970s. After a very long period without much maintenance the facility is overdue for upgrades.

    Mr. Ali Khan recently embarked on a major fundraiser in order to upgrade the main hall, the roof, and the store. We owe him a great deal of gratitude for all his efforts in mobilizing the entire community and giving the facility a much needed touch-up.


    Medina as a community never had a library where we can go and get books to read. The upside to that is we will be getting a brand new library. Therefore we are in need of just about everything that will go into a library. To name a few we need chairs, tables, books, Computers, Solar to power the computers and so on...


    “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)”

    Help us raise the $165K needed to complete construction of the Abubacarr School.


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  • Completed Construction of Perimeter Fence...

    With the help of donors, including a recent donation of $10,000, we completed the construction of the perimeter fence. Please see video of the fence and the gate/entrance to the school

    Borehole constructed...

    We completed building a borehole that will provide a sustainable source of water for the school. Picture shows where the water tank will be housed.

    Inside of school fence + Platform for water borehole

    Completed construction of fence around the whole perimeter of the school. Platform also build to house the water borehole tank


    Our passion for education and the well-being of families in Medina is what inspired 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 what drove him to embark on this project. He holds a BSc. in Information Systems from Davenport University, and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He is currently a Lead Security and Controls Engineer at Ford Motor Company.

    Bai Ousman Kah

    Abubacarr School Founder

    Bai Ousman Kah got his early education from the "Daara" in Medina and continued his education under numerous Sheikhs in the region.
    He dedicated most of his time in education in various capacities in The Gambian education system. Recently he was approached by the Caliph of Medina to come home and establish an Islamic school.

    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 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.

    Makumba Njie

    Co-Founder & Treasurer

    Makumba is a native of Medina. He is a CPA licensed in Kentucky and Michigan. He also holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and has over 20 years of accounting, FP&A, budgeting, forecasting, and management experience with global & medium-sized corporations. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Davenport University and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University. Makumba is currently the corporate controller for a chemical distribution and management company in the metro Detroit area.