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Awqaf SA / Primrose Cricket Club T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018

The annual Awqaf SA T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018 in association with Primrose Cricket Club and Western Province Club and Western Province Cricket Association promises to be a bigger and better when this year’s event takes place, scheduled for 17 – 20 December 2018. Photo highlights Media launch: click here Day 1: click here Day 2: click here Day 3: click here Day 4: click here Awards Ceremony: Audio Coming soon Testimonials [testimonials category=’t20-cricket-tournament-2018′] You may follow the latest scores on our Cricket App: http://bit.do/t20youthtournament Download the Android app on the playstore and receive the latest score updates. In extension of Awqaf SA’s community social cohesion projects, we have partnered with Primrose Cricket Club to facilitate a Youth Cricket Tournament. Established in 1976, Primrose Cricket Club has been at the forefront of cricket excellence despite the adverse historic challenges placed on sport as a result of discriminatory apartheid policies. The 2018 tournament has been expanded to include 40 teams from the following age groups: Boys Under 11 Under 12 Under 13 Under 15 Girls Under 13 Under 15 The introduction of the girl’s team to the competition highlights the growing emphasis on the need to ensure our girls have an equal opportunity to participate in sporting codes. This will translate into over 600 kids playing the game of cricket over the 4 days. The ethos of the four-day tournament is to produce inclusive social cohesion, and designed to give the young players a sense of cricket heritage and to build ...

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Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope offer ‘historic’ outreach

Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope are supporting the elderly in the charming bushveld town Marble Hall, 29km from Groblersdal in Limpopo Province. Forty senior citizens resident at the Loskopvallei Rusoord are beneficiaries of sterilisable mattresses, crockery and kitchen utensils to the value of R70 000. These items were needed for the day-to-day use of the residents but fell outside the budget of the institution. The Loskopvallei Rusoord is a registered non-profit organisation in a historically Afrikaner group area, now open to all senior citizens, even beyond the immediate boundaries of Marble Hall. It is a 24-hour frail care facility that includes medical care and it is compliant with the provisions of the relevant legislation as well as the regulations of the Department of Social Development. Their services include religious support programmes for the elderly, irrespective of faith. The facility also relies on the support of volunteers and specialists like dietitians. Faizel Ismail, co-ordinator of Crescent of Hope, told the media that Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope recognise the opportunity of serving the poor and needy beyond the conventional beneficiary base. “By reaching out to our needy senior citizens in areas like Marble Hall we are broadening the definition of inclusive engagement that nurtures social cohesion,” said Ismail. Crescent of Hope was founded in 1992 during the Somali refugee crisis in Kenya. The organisation’s work is focused on activities such as educational projects and disaster relief programmes. Zeinoul Cajee, CEO at Awqaf SA says, “By reaching out to diverse ...

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My Waqf Strikers 2018

Awqaf SA Youth Ambassadors took part in a Soccer 6’s Challenge hosted by the Al Ikhlaas Academia Islamic Library and Spice Mecca. This is a source of much needed funds for the Al Iklhaas Academia Library. It is the second year that this tournament has taken place, Awqaf SA’s soccer team is made of  youth ambassadors and the team has been aptly coined “My Waqf Strikers” This year the Tournament attracted 12 teams comprising of community organisations, local businesses and various media houses. This Tournament is an excellent opportunity to build social cohesion in our community through the platform of soccer. Awqaf SA’s My Waqf Strikers played well and went as far as the semi finals. Team Islamia and Team Spar went through to the finals, where Team Islamia was the ultimate victor.   Photo highlights

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Awqaf SA Leadership Workshop Cape Town 2018

Awqaf SA in association with the Southern Suburbs Imaamat Council conducted a Leadership Workshop on the 13 October 2018 / 4 Saffar 1440 in Cape Town. AbuBakr Shabudien and Yasmine Jacobs  from Ilabs conducted an intensive Leadership Workshop. Participants who were in attendance were Imams and community leaders from the Southern Suburbs, Boland Islamic Council and Township Masjids. The following modules were covered : Crucial leadership skills Effective communication Levels of listening Solving community issues & challenges. Shanaaz Ebrahim from Project Media had participants undivided attention with her interactive and fun presentation. Her presentation “Media for Social Impact” focused on effective social media and was well received. She focused on the following modules: Impact Storytelling Social Media & Digital Marketing Media ethics & best practice Media engagement How to handle TV & Radio interviews Photo highlights Photo highlights

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DaruShifa Fundraising Dinner

Darushifa is an Awqaf SA project that started approximately 4 years ago in 2014. It is a community based organisation serving all of humanity through an Islamic ethos. Darushifa is a registered NPO (191/357) whose mission is to care for the elderly with love and dignity so that the final years of their lives are peaceful, happy and full of good memories. Background information There was an increasing growth of elderly ladies in the community who were widowed and who are living alone and finding themselves in financial difficulty and not being able to maintain the homes that they were living in on their own. This project started in Lenasia as there was a need to help the elderly who have become our forgotten generation. Services rendered at Elders Care Facility  The service started with home-based care, where trained caregivers assisted elderly patients to recuperate from ill health or to cope with daily living needs. Many times, the family is under strain due to the tough economic climate that we live in and cannot be at home during the day, thus leaving the elderly person alone; or is not trained to assist the elderly family member who is in need of more specialised care. DaruShifa also advises on home modifications to support the mobility of the elderly. Counselling for family members and caregivers is available. Debriefing is essential to maintain a healthy emotional and psychological state of being when dealing with a frail and ill loved one. In-order to bring ...

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