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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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Ladysmith Soccer Tournament

Awqaf SA Ladysmith organised a Soccer Tournament & Fun Day on Saturday 20 October 2018. This was the second year that the tournament was hosted. It was an opportunity to build social cohesion in the community and bring the youth together through the sport. Despite the threat of torrential downpour, the Ladysmith Soofie Madrassah grounds saw a good turnout of participants and their supporters in the early part of the morning. There were 6 organisations who participated and the Soccer Tournament catered for the following age groups: Under 9 Under 11 Under 13 The following event highlights attracted many visitors to the Soccer Tournament & Fun Day:   Food stalls and an informative presentation on Waqf by Sedick Isaacs from Awqaf SA JHB. The outcome It was a fun filled day and the soccer tournament brought the community together.  Masjid Yakoobwon 3 of their of their 4 matches. Al Islamia was the victors in the the Under 9 division. It was heartwarming to see parents come out in the numbers to cheer their children. Awqaf SA would like to thank all the organisations who participated, the supporters and the sponsors who contributed to the success of the tournament.   Event Flyer  Photo highlights

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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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K Way Maths Institute / Awqaf SA Maths Intervention Ladysmith

K Way Maths Institute and Awqaf SA conducted a Maths Intervention for 500 learners at the Ezhakeni Community Hall, Ladysmith, KZN from the 22 – 23 August 2017. This was a much needed intervention as learners were producing less than 30% in their Mathematics examinations. The aim of this exercise was to train 500 learners from previously disadvantaged areas in Mathematics in preparation for the 2017 Preliminary Examinations. The learners were transported by their respective schools to the Ezhakeni Community Hall which was a central point. All arrangements for venue and seating were arranged effectively by Mr Sujaad and Mrs Zohra from the Awqaf SA Ladysmith branch. Mohammed Khota from the K Way Maths Institute added that “It was a humbling experience to meet learners and educators from the Ezakheni District in KZN. Educators and learners face major challenges in Mathematics in terms of content and understanding.” Awqaf SA will continue to assist and uplift these poorly performing areas and be of  a greater assistance on a national level.    

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