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Mission Statement

The African American Islamic Institute (AAII) is an international NGO with affiliates in sixteen nations, eleven of which are located in sub-Saharan Africa. AAII's mission is to develop sustainable human and natural resources that focus on education, health care, status of women, protection of children, alleviation of hunger and poverty and the promotion of peace. Since 1998, AAII has been in General Consultative Relationship with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and works toward the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). AAII is committed to universal education, access to health care and universal human rights.

In the United States, AAII is a non-profit corporation that has been granted tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. AAII's Chapters are tax exempt under AAII's IRS Group Exemption Letter.

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AAII is an international NGO based in Medina-Koalack, Senegal ,West Africa. Twelve of AAII's Affiliates are located in sub-Saharan Africa. In the United Sates, AAII is a non-profit corporation that has been granted tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. AAII's Chapters are tax exempt under AAII's IRS Group Exemption Letter. AAII's Health Care Program provides primary and reproductive medical care to a rural population of more than 100,000 people through its Shifa-al Asqam (Healing of the Sick) medical center in Medina-Kaolack and its Satellite Clinic in Kossi-Atlanta, Senegal, with an emphasis on health issues affecting women and children. AAII's Education Program in Arabic, French, English and Wolof provides religious and academic education by and international faculty to an international student body from pre-school through adulthood. AAII's Status of Women initiatives include adult literacy projects that have provided educational and economic opportunities to over 5,000 women in the rural villages of the Sine Saloum Region of Senegal and provides economic empowerment opportunities through it's women's collective training in textile design and manufacturing, business development and marketing. AAII's Kossi-Atlanta agricultural/resettlement project promotes the development of over 100 hectares of land and the provision of services in the area of education, health, housing, economic and agricultural development. AAII provides opportunities for cultural exchange for youth from nations around the globe. AAII's Founder and Chairman is a strategic partner with global decision-makers across various sectors of society.

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