Building to Preserve West African Cultural Heritage

Gift of the Givers is embarking on its biggest project yet in West Africa: the establishment of one of the first women’s Islamic institutes in Mauritania. 

Madrassah al-Umm wa al-Tifl (School for the Mother and Child) in Matamoulana, a desert village in the south east of Mauritania, needs a building for their school, kindergarten and skills development training.                               

Gift of the Givers is committed to provide them with a sacred space that will enable them to continue their Islamic and cultural legacy: the memorisation of the Quran and various other Islamic science texts, predominantly in the form of poetry.

Work has already begun and no donation is too small.  Help us to preserve this unique legacy for generations to come.