EXPERIENCE MEDINA BAYE

The city of our (spiritual) father 

Luxembourg Humanitarian organization helps to upgrade the African American Islamic Institute by donating over a dozen brand new computers, color printers, ceiling fans and sanitary mattresses for our boarding school. The organization visits us regularly in Medina Baye and contribute monthly to help feed students in need as well as elderly and disabled residents of the city.

The goal of the African American International Dormitory Project is to enhance the educational experience of international Quran and Arabic students studying in Medina Baye by providing a clean, up-to-date and healthy residential environment  that allows for the separation of genders and the supervision of multiple adult chaperones and teachers. Also, to expand classroom efforts by creating smaller class sizes that allow students to study in an environment with increased individual attention, thus helping them to memorize Quran and learn the Arabic language quicker and more efficiently.

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL DORMITORY ADVANCEMENT PROJECT

ONGOING EFFORTS

LUXEMBOURGER DISCIPLES HELP UPGRADE THE QURAN & ARABIC SCHOOL

To contribute to this project please contact Sayyda Kubra Askari-Cisse at Khadijahtoukubra@gmail.com

AMERICAN ALUMNI REPAINT THE QURAN SCHOOL

FRENCH DISCIPLES DONATE MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES

SOUTH AFRICANS WORK TO RENOVATE THE QURAN AND ARABIC SCHOOL.

French based organization Education Sante Aide Au Development has collected, shipped and donated tens of thousands of dollars worth of educational and medical supplies to the institutions of Medina Baye. The organization shipped containers from as far as Finland Scandinavia filled with school desks, wheelchairs, walkers, incubators, gurneys, sanitary napkins, gauges, oxygen masks, medical clothing such as scrubs and maternity ward accessories. 

The Gift of the Givers Project is a charitable organizations helping with the advancements of the African American Islamic Institute through renovations, innovations and resource development. We at IAMB are working closely with the Gift of the Givers to continue advancing the project goals of our former Imam Shaykh Hassan Ali Cisse and his successors. 

PRESENT NEEDS AND FUTURE GOALS:

The present needs and future goals of AAII’s International Islamic Schools Program, for which support is being sought are:

  •    Construction of new classrooms for the Qur’anic and Arabic Schools to permit expansion of a Muslim student population from diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds;
  •    Support for salaries and housing for ten (10) additional teachers.
  •    Construction of dormitories for male students; construction of dormitories for female students.
  •    Construction of dormitories to house orphaned children and support for salaries for childcare staff and maintenance workers.
  •    Expansion of AAII’s Adult Literacy Initiative
  •    Construction, staffing and equipment for an AAII Vocational School to train African Muslims in marketable skills that will enable them to support themselves and their families. Currently family and community are disrupted when men are required to leave women, children and elders behind when they emigrate to find work. Typically, they are gone for years, while their children grow up, and their parents pass away. The ability to earn a living without having to leave their countries is essential for the financial and psychological stability and well being of the family and the entire community.
  •    Construction of an institutional kitchen and salaries for cooks to meet the nutritional needs of children.Multifaceted support for balanced Islamic education in Africa that is rooted in the true teachings of Islam is essential to counter extremists’ attempts to radicalize African Muslims. AAII is seeking support for the following educational interventions:
  •    Establishment of Islamic schools throughout West Africa to assure that Muslim children in primary grades through high school are provided with a balanced Islamic education that offers them an intellectual and spiritual alternative to extremist thought.
  •    Establishment of a West African Regional Islamic Education campaign to present Islam in a Sufi context through classes, seminars, conferences, public service announcements and publications as a means of thwarting the efforts of extremist groups to spread their radical ideology throughout West Africa
  •    Acknowledgment and support of the role of Islamic education in encouraging moderation and promoting inter-religious understanding and peacebuilding among Muslims and followers of other faith traditions.
  •    Development of practical initiatives to re-train teachers, develop new curricula, and develop educational materials that reflect a Sufi perspective, encourage diminishing inter-religious conflict and encourage cooperation among diverse faith traditions.
  •    Utilization of distance learning technology to permit people in the United States and other places in the world to learn about Islam from a Sufi perspective in a West African cultural context.
  •    Development of educational materials (audio/visual and print) and curricula for use with African Muslim students and American students from diverse religious traditions suitable for elementary, middle and high school aged students.
  •    Organization of Sufi conferences throughout West Africa to disseminate information about Islam that is consistent with the letter and spirit of the Qur’an and the example and practice of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

AAII’s International Schools Program invites your support and partnership. For more information about how you can help, please contact us.

AAII ADVANCEMENT PROJECTS