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African American Islamic Institute (AAII)
Activities and Programs

*In 1997, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund-Senegal (UNFPA), AAII established the Shifa-al-Asqam (Healers of the Sick) Socio Medical Center in Medina, Kaolack.

AAII’s other successful health initiatives include:

-Project Global 2000, a Child Survival Initiative to significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality of infants and children in Senegal.
-Milk Distribution Project for Mothers and Children (over 2 years of age).
-Shoe Distribution Project to reduce parasitic skin infections.
-Wheelchair and hand-held crutch distribution to disabled children and adults.
-Construction of X-Ray Suite
-Medicine Distribution to the Hajj Committee
-Medicine Distribution throughout Senegal and neighboring Mauritania.
-Construction and staffing of Satellite Clinic in Kossi-Atlanta.

*AAII recognizes that poverty is the leading cause of death as a result of a lack of clean drinking water, adequate nutrition and basic health. AAII has developed the following initiatives to address the needs of the rural poor in the Kaolack Region of Senegal.

-AAII’s Maida Food Distribution Network provides rice, millet, sugar and powdered milk to families throughout the region whose limited resources put them at risk for prolonged hunger.
-AAII’s Badr Well Digging Project increases access to clean drinking water in rural communities through the strategic digging of wells.
-AAII’s Kossi-Atlanta Water Project was established in 1996 to distribute potable water to 15 villages in rural Senegal. A significant aspect of the Project informs communities about the procedures and benefits of maintaining safe water supplies. The Project works in conjunction with AAII’s Badr Well Digging Project to dig new wells in other rural communities.

*AAII’s International Islamic Schools Program consists of three schools and two Adult Literacy initiatives:

The Qur’anic School
The Arabic School
The Pre-Primary School
Women’s Literacy Program

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