Abubacarr Jawara: Gambian Millionaire who uses his wealth to support Islam

Introducing the illustrious Dr. Abubacarr Jawara, a distinguished figure serving as the Chief Executive Officer of GACH, whose substantial wealth has been judiciously employed to uphold and champion the cause of Islam.


Dr. Abubacarr Jawara’s life narrative serves as a testament to the enduring fortitude and resolute determination that characterizes the quintessential spirit of rural Gambia. Hailing from the quaint and picturesque village of Gambisara, his formative years amidst the rustic ambiance instilled within him a profound ethos of industriousness, communal solidarity, and an unwavering commitment to effecting transformative change in the lives of others.

Of notable significance is Dr. Jawara’s instrumental role in facilitating the sponsorship of the Gambia’s pioneering Islamic television channel, QSTV, whose inauguration on January 17, 2024, marked a significant milestone in the realm of Islamic media. Evidencing his fervent dedication to advancing Islamic education nationwide, he recently spearheaded the launch of an ambitious Quranic competition endowed with a remarkable prize fund of 1.5 million dalasi.

This prestigious competition, christened in honor of Dr. Jawara’s late father, Ba-Jaeja Jawara, serves as a poignant tribute to the enduring legacy of his father’s invaluable contributions to the propagation and dissemination of Islamic teachings within the nation. Envisioned to attract the participation of a vast array of students numbering 500 from across the country, the competition is slated to commence its inaugural edition on February 8, 2024, at Kerewan village in the North Bank Region (NBR).

Beyond his laudable philanthropic undertakings, Dr. Abubacarr Jawara’s visionary initiatives have not only engendered a myriad of employment opportunities but have also catalyzed tangible economic growth and development within the community. His steadfast commitment to charitable endeavors has left an indelible mark on the lives of the marginalized and underprivileged segments of society, thereby fostering holistic community well-being on both the domestic and international fronts.

As the forthcoming competition unfolds, the participation of 32 Quranic students from the NBR will herald the commencement of proceedings, followed by subsequent contests in Janjangbureh featuring a cohort of 12 participants. The competition will then traverse to Dr. Jawara’s cherished hometown of Gambisara before making its rounds to Mansakonko and the West Coast Region, where it will culminate in spirited competition hosted at the esteemed Supreme Islamic Council’s grounds and Masjid Bilal Boarding School, respectively.

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