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DEPUTY MINISTER OF BASIC EDUCATION ENDORSES AWQAF SA SCHOOL BOREHOLES.

The Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr. Enver Surty, accompanied Awqaf SA on a visit to Steenbok and Ekwenzeni Primary Schools in Mpumalanga to officiate at the hand-over of boreholes to six schools in the area. The primary schools, Steenbok, Ekwenzeni, Sizimisele, Mbangwane and Ikwekezi, belong to municipalities, which face challenges in supplying running water to the schools. These primary schools, situated close to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders in north-east Mpumalanga, had to end their days as early as 10 am due to potential health threats to learners. Some of the schools, situated in poor areas, even had to buy water, which stretched their already limited resources. The borehole project, commissioned by Awqaf SA and executed by the Crescent of Hope, was kick-started last year when Faizal Essack, a volunteer for both Awqaf SA and Crescent of Hope, said he received a call from local MP, Mr AF (Fish) Mahlalela that the schools were in dire need of reliable water supplies. Two schools, Lindani Primary and Memezela High School, received boreholes with the installation of a water tank and a reticulation system that also pumped the water into the municipal supply. The boreholes ensured that the schools had drinkable water, flushing toilets and irrigation for food gardens. In a follow up to the broader Awqaf SA borehole project, Deputy Minister Surty, addressed traditional leaders, municipal representatives, school principals and MP Mr AF (Fish) Mahlalela, saying that in the past year the state had built 600 schools, and had a ...

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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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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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