Salam aleikum, I’m Fatou Gaye, a nurse and midwife in The Gambia.
Sheikh Tihami Ibrahim Nyass Foundation is situated in in Kunkujang Keitaya, The Gambia.
It operates a community clinic with focus on obstetrics, and a girls’ education center including a shelter (Darra) for girls from disadvantaged families.
We base our noble course on the values of Holy Q’ran as taught by Sheikh Tihami Ibrahim Nyass.
What we do
In 2009, we built a place for women to deliver safely in a clean, supportive environment, and opened a women-focussed clinic.
Today, the Foundation operates our well-frequented, not-for-profit clinic with delivery room & maternity ward offering all services from antenatal, via delivery to postnatal check up including immunization programs. Moreover, we serve the community with general medical treatments.
In 2012, we opened a future-lookingly shelter for girls (Darra) based on Gambia’s traditional idea of community financed children shelters.
Clinic incomes, together with support from both The Gambia and abroad, maintain the shelter as an intermittent and/ or permanent home for appr. 50 girls of all ages as welcomed members of our Sheikh-Tihami-Family. All of them get full support in terms of health, food, housing, school attendance an Q’ran lessons.
In 2014, our efforts became public until I was honored by news broadcaster What’s on Gambia as Woman of the Year 2014 which ever since has been resulted in growing support of our mission.
Short Facts about us
to find an administrative overview of our foundation, our documents, and annual reports.
24/ 7 Clinic
2 doctors, 3 midwives, 3 nurses, 6 nurse attendance & many others ** Delivery room & Maternity ward ** ultrasound diagnosic ** inhouse Pharmacy ** inhouse Laboratory ** Fully equipped Ambulance car for safe & attended transports to hospitals ** Immunization & scanning programs ** approved practical trainings for nurses and midwives to be
24/ 7 Midwife service
registration for birth ** monthly antenatal check-up and consultation ** continuously attended childbirth ** emergency transport to hospital ** postnatal care ** vaccination programs ** family planning
Community health & education work
free first aid and general treatment for students during school hours ** reduced treatment fees for teachers ** volunteering program for nurses in training
Darra: Girl’s Shelter & Q’ran School
Caring home for ca. 50 girls of all ages ** school attendance on all levels ** Q’ran lessons ** full medical treatment & immunization ** 2 nannies, 3 teachers & 3 cooks