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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 ‘s Holiday Day Camp was fun

“It was the best thing that happened to me.” These are the words of Sudays Qasim (12), a participant at Awqaf SA’s holiday camp for children. As part of its on-going youth programmes, Awqaf SA conducted a four-day youth camp for children and teenagers between the ages of eight and 15. The Day Camp was designed to provide young Muslim boys and girls in Johannesburg with an opportunity to learn about their faith, make new friends and explore new hobbies in an environment that allows for both fun and learning. It is hoped that the day camp will be a transformative experience for these young learners and will, insha Allah, instil in them a love for Allah (s.w.t) and His Prophet (s.a.w). The programme consisted of a tarbiyyah (self-development), archery, calligraphy, hiking, and conversational Arabic – all with an underlying Islamic ethos. Rumaysa (14), shares her experience: “To me, coming to an Islamic camp was very exciting. I go to a non-Islamic school so I was looking forward to making Muslim friends and I have, Alhamdulillah. My favourite thing about the camp was Deen for Teens. I learned a lot about myself and a lot about my religion and I really loved it. Arabic was the hardest but also a lot of fun. I really had fun at this camp.” The camp falls under one of Awqaf SA’s focus areas: Education and Leadership Development. The objective of which is to provide more dynamic and accessible spaces for youth education and ...

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