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Awqaf SA supports Prince Xulu Rugby Academy

The presentation of the rugby kits to the Prince Xulu Rugby Academy took place in Durban, KZN. The Academy has a MOU with the Bretttonwood High School whereby the Academy uses the sports facilities of the (previously Model C) School and provides rugby training for the students from the School and a few other neighbouring schools. Both the School and the Academy were highly appreciative of the donation. There was briefing session with Mr Xulu regarding the history of the academy. He stated the objective was to take rugby to the disadvantaged areas. He also stated that the Academy is the only one its kind in KZN. Awqaf might use this unique opportunity by using the platform of sport to build social cohesion and inspire student to pursue Rugby as a constructive past time which could develop into a career in Sport. In the photographs the following persons other than the students appear: The principal of Brettonwood High School Mr Mr Ndumiso Dhlamini The sportsmaster of the School- Mr Ben Vutha Director of the Academy – Mr Prince Xulu A Board Member of the Prince Xulu Rugby Academy – Mr Thobani Ngcobo. Awqaf  SA is considering tuition and literacy classes at the School as we are currently doing in Gauteng. Our thanks go to brs Ebrahim Patel, Chairman of Minara Chamber of Commerce for facilitating the donation and br Ebrahim Vawda who  represented Awqaf SA at the handover ceremony. (Report and photographs by Br Ebrahim Vawda)

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My Waqf

“MY WAQF” CAMPAIGN : Spreading the Culture of Waqf Giving My Waqf Gift Brief The Divine and Prophetic institution of Waqf has been part of and ingrained in Islamic History, Shariah, Civilisation, and Culture. The Muslim world is replete with iconic infrastructure ranging from Masajid, Schools, Universities, Libraries, Hospitals, Clinics, Homes for the Elderly, Orphans, and Destitute; Roads, Bridges, Cemeteries, Agricultural Farms, Nature Reserves, pavements, state and community security, water canals, … and the list goes on… whatever the community needed, the Waqf system provided. But what about the sustainability of these institutions and infrastructure? How were the upkeep of these institutions funded? From where were staff paid ? Who paid for the scholars that searched relentlessly for answers and solutions to vexing questions in religion, science, technology, medicine, engineering, astronomy, geography, history, etc? The answer is simple: It was the waqf system. The waqf system ensured that that there were commercial waqfs that funded and subsidized the infrastructure and institutions. A completely voluntary system of Capital Giving in the way of Allah.   The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA) must be regarded as the “Sovereign Fund” of the Muslim Ummah , that will, inshallah, in time to come, be able to serve every need of the Muslim Ummah… from the cradle to the grave. But this cannot be done by a few individuals. It needs the support of the whole community. The primary mission of Awqaf SA is to revive the Sunnah and culture of Waqf ...

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Mathematics intervention in Soweto

Hundreds of grade 12 learners were tutored in Mathematics in preparation for the 2016 final examinations. Awqaf SA in conjunction with the Department of Education and KWay Institute SA pioneered this ground breaking initiative to uplift the level of Mathematics in under performing locations. The workshops yielded dramatic improvement in prelim results and we are intending to extend the initiative nationally. Workshops are currently held in Soweto and over 20 schools are engaged in the intervention program. Photo highlights  

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Awqaf SA PC Labs: Empowering Learners

Since 2016, Awqaf SA has supplied computers to a network of PC Labs across the Western Cape. The aim of this project is to empower learners and bridge the digital divide that exists in our communities. Since 2016 Awqaf SA have been rolling out PC labs and the following institutions have been the primary focus of this project: Schools Community Centres Women shelters The computers at these sites will help facilitate skills development projects in order to bridge the digital divide that exists across South Africa. Many recipient learners come from less fortunate communities and do not have access to personal computers and this project will address that need. Some of the sites include the following areas: Ihata Shelter, Heideveld Maddrasa tul Madina, Mitchells Plain York Road, next to Shukrul Mubeen Masjid, Lansdowne Masjidul Rawbie, Portlands Darul Arqam High School Al Azhar High School Two of the Awqaf SA PC Labs sites, namely Maddrasa tul Madina in Mitchells Plain and the York Road site at Shukrul Mubeen Masjid, Lansdowne were used for the Africa Code Week. What is Africa Code Week? Africa Code Week aims at empowering future generations with the coding tools and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce. Learners were exposed to a basic programming code called Scratch and this was a fun and interactive method of exposing learners to Information Technology. The sessions were conducted for one week in over 30 countries where more that 1000 workshops were held and 150, 000 youth ...

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2017 Shamsaan Palestine’s Children Commemorative Calender

2017 marks 50 years of the occupation of Palestinian territories that violate international law and Palestinian human rights. Mechanisms that maintain and perpetuate this occupation and siege still remain firmly in place. Cape Town Launch Click here to view pics of the launch Gauteng Launch INTRODUCTORY PRICE: R150 This is an ideal gift and a valuable tool! On bulk orders of 100+ the front cover can be branded and personalised. Net proceeds of the calendar sales will go to the Awqaf SA Palestine Endowment Fund that supports Palestinian children of all faiths. ORDER NOW! Loading… Banking Details: Awqaf SA Nedbank Account number: 1469053934 / Branch code: 198765 Reference: Your Cell no./ Yourname/PCE For Foreign Deposits: Swift code: NEDSZAJJ Enquiries: Hasanain  / 079 507 1196 Email: hasanain@awqafsa.org.za / Web: awqafsa.org.za/shamsaan

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