Fatou Gaye midwife ceo

Salam aleikum, I’m Fatou Gaye, a nurse and midwife in The Gambia.

The Sheikh Tihami Ibrahim Nyass Foundation in Kunkujang Keitaya, The Gambia, operates a community clinic with delivery room and maternity ward, and also a Darra – an Islamique orphanage – for girls.

** More about me **

What we do

In 2009, I decided with my family and friends to start something amazing: Building a place for women to deliver safely in a clean, supportive environment. And, to build a home for girls who’s families face poverty, or losses too hard to raise them the way every child deserves. 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.

delivery room sheikh tihami ibrahim nyass clinic
Delivery Room

Today, our Foundation operates a well-frequented, non-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.


Clinic incomes, together with support from The Gambia and from abroad, maintain a Darra, as we call Islamic orphanages in The Gambia, a home for appr. 50 girls, who not only live with me as my own children but also all attend schools and grew up with the values of the Holy Q’ran as taught by Sheikh Tihami Ibrahim Nyass.

Short Facts about us


Opening hours 24 / 7   **   2 doctors, 3 midwives, 3 nurses, 6 nurse attendance & many others   **   Delivery room & Maternity ward ** Pharmacy, Laboratory, Scanning room, Dressing room   **   Full antenatal care incl. ultrasound   **   Fully equipped Ambulance car for safe & attended transports to hospitals   **   Immunization & scanning programs

More about our clinic: ** Read here **

Community work

Free first aid and general treatment for students during school hours   **   Reduced treatment fees for teachers   **   Volunteering program for nurses in training

Darra – Orphanage, Q’ran School & Mosq

Caring home for apprx. 50 girls of all ages ** school attendance on all levels ** Q’ran lessons ** full medical treatment & immunization ** 2 nannies, 3 teachers & 3 cooks

More about our children: ** Read here **