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Awqaf SA / Primrose Cricket Club T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2017

AWQAF SA & PRIMROSE CRICKET CLUB T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT 15 to 17 December 2017, PRIMROSE CRICKET CLUB Awqaf South Africa in partnership with Primrose Cricket Club are jointly organizing the second AWQAF SA & PRIMROSES T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT as part of Awqaf SA’s Social Cohesion project. The tournament is set to take place from the 15th to 17th December in Cape Town, with 16 teams having been invited to participate in four (4) age group categories i.e. U11, U12, U13 and U15 teams. Some of the teams who will be participating include Primrose, Somerset West, Hanover Park, Ottomans and Makhosana. Awqaf SA is a charitable endowment (Waqf) receiving organization. It invests endowment funds and spends only the income generated from investments to fund a variety of community development projects and programmes promoting Integrated Community Development, social cohesion and self-reliance. In extension of our 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. “We believe that sports is a natural vehicle that acts as a sustainable tool to developing individuals and communities,” Deputy CEO Mickaeel Collier said. “The tournament therefore, aims to promote social cohesion by allowing kids from varying walks of life to play the game of cricket at no charge.” “As a community owned Endowment Fund, we would like to ...

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United4Freedom / 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Awqaf SA supports awareness of Palestinian children’s rights to equality, peace and education through the Shamsaan project. Our aim of the campaign is to: Acquire 20 hearing aids valued at R300 000 Invest R200 000 into the Children of Palestine Waqf Bursary Support for Ammarah Paramedic students for 2018 United4Freedom forms part of the Pals4peace campaign an Awqaf SA project which seeks to raise funds for the following three projects: 1. “Children of Palestine Waqf” which supports the awareness, arts and culture as well as welfare campaigns for Palestinian children. All funds collected for the Waqf will be capitalised and only ongoing income generated from their investment will be used to fund projects related to Palestine 2. Ammarah Paramedic Bursary fund supporting the direct education of Future Paramedics. 3. We have added an additional project we believe is meaningful which is raising funding including Zakaat to fund the provision of hearing aids and therapy for children both in Gaza (where many children’s hearing have been affected by the bombing) and South Africa (as it is important to fulfill the needs of children with hearing impairment in our own country) we intend to raise funding for 20children at an average cost of R15,000 each child. So that is R300,000 for assisting children with hearing aids and therapy Well done to the 120 cyclists who took part in the 94.7 Cycle Challenge. For more information email: info@awqafsa.org.za ) Photo highlights To support the projects please make Payments to: Awqaf SA NEDBANK 1469053934 ...

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DaruShifa celebrates International Men’s Health Day

By Salwa Waja DaruShifa Lenasia celebrated International Men’s health day which was on the 19 November. The event was an opportunity for people of Lenasia and surrounding areas to appreciate and celebrate the “Senior”” men in their lives and the contribution they made to society for the greater good of all. In a joint venture with Lenasia Bowling Club and The Golden Eagles DaruShifa Lenasia invited the elderly men for a day at the Bowling greens. We had a good response on the Sunday morning. It was a game changer for the elderly gentleman who are usually inactive. We got that blood circulation moving and the social emotional intelligence was just too awesome. When they realised it was not just throwing a ball, but concentration and focus was needed, they were overwhelmed with excitement. They had so much fun, a few gentlemen had also signed up with the Bowling Club for a weekly date.  We served snacks and beverages. At half time. Lunch was also served after the match. Allamduillah. DaruShifa Lenasia has achieved it’s goal by introducing our Elderly gentleman to the Bowling greens. DaruShifa Lenasia thanks everybody who made this event possible. Photo highlights

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Oupa Fats Wetlands Family Fun Day

By Goolam Kolio On Sunday 12 November 2017 residents from Lenasia and surrounding areas visited the Oupa Fats Wetlands in Lenasia to take part in the “Oupa Fats Wetlands Family Fun Day” Lenz Going Green, with Yunus Mitha and his team, has for years been trying to rehabilitate the wetlands and activate it as a community pleasure resort. Events are held to make “Lenasians” aware of the beautiful and relaxing area at their doorstep because even though passionate fishermen frequent the place, however the residents go to areas outside of Lenasia. The more the resident frequent Oupa Fats the more secure it becomes, “We have to claim back our areas” said Mr Roopa. Shokat Khan from the Aamarah Bursary fund, who is steering the Desiderata Empowerment Project for the Wetlands, managed to get Awqaf SA (National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa) to sponsor 100 trees to be planted on that day. Photo highlights On Day 1, Musa Banda and his empowerment team of 14, dug the 100 holes and Day 2 the trees were planted. The idea was for the residents to adopt a tree, which would then create a love for the area and as a result encourage them to visit the place often. Oupa Fats is a lovely place for family picnics, for fisherman, to have family functions and just to chill out. Committed residents are taking the initiative to develop the area which has a dam and a river. With this vision in mind a day of ...

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Charity group Awqaf South Africa launches the Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund

Awqaf SA press release: FOLLOWING the judgement in the North Gauteng High Court, which ruled Thursday that anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was murdered while in detention at John Vorster Square 46 years ago, Awqaf South Africa have announced a R100, 000 endowment fund in his name. Timol, 29, was arrested in Johannesburg in October 1971 – and after five days of torture in detention – died after being pushed from the 10th floor of the police station. Officers at the time said he took his own life. A 1972 inquest ruled Timol’s death was suicide. The landmark case has renewed memories of apartheid-era police brutality uncovered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1998. It has also given hope to families who lost loved ones in circumstances similar to the Timol family. In announcing the launch of the Awqaf South Africa Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund, Awqaf SA Chairman, Haroon Kalla, said it was a fitting tribute to a struggle hero, “a fearless young man who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others could bask in the light of constitutional freedom.” Kalla said that beneficiaries of the endowment fund would be young people involved in political and developmental studies. We feel that this would be the best way to honour the memory of Ahmed Timol, and we are excited to make this announcement at such an important juncture. In South Africa, we cannot make progress without institutional memory and development. We feel forward- looking projects such as the Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund can ...

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