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DaruShifa Elders’ care facility

Darushifa – an abode of care, love and healing

About Darushifa

Darushifa is an Awqaf SA project that started approximately 4 years ago in 2014. It is a community based organisation serving all of humanity through an Islamic ethos. Darushifa is a registered NPO (191/357) whose mission is to care for the elderly with love and dignity so that the final years of their lives are peaceful, happy and full of good memories.

Background information

There was an increasing growth of elderly ladies in the community who were widowed and who are living alone and finding themselves in financial difficulty and not being able to maintain the homes that they were living in on their own.

This project started in Lenasia as there was an increasing need to help the elderly who have become our forgotten generation.
The service started with home-based care, where trained caregivers assisted elderly patients to recuperate from ill health or to cope with daily living needs.
Many times, the family is under strain due to the tough economic climate that we live in and cannot be at home during the day, thus leaving the elderly person alone; or is not trained to assist the elderly family member who is in need of more specialised care.

In order to provide a proper service, we need qualified and trained individuals with accredited training. To this end at DaruShifa, we partnered with St. John’s. They trained our first caregivers, many of whom are still with us today.
DaruShifa also advises on home modifications to support the mobility of the elderly. Counselling for family members and caregivers is available. Debriefing is essential to maintain a healthy emotional and psychological state of being when dealing with a frail and ill loved one.

In-order to bring the DaruShifa project up to full capacity, the establishment of a Elders’ care facility in Lenasia is required. A building has been identified and an ITV Pledgeline is planned for the 13 April 2018 from 20:30pm – 00:30am to raise funds to acquire the building.


Premises in Lenasia

ITV Community Showcase

Awqaf SA’s CEO and DaruShifa Co 0rdinater Mahomed Siddiq highlights the need for a Elders’ Care Facility in this informative video.

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Sms/WhatsApp: 084 786 0010

Bank Account Details

Bank: Nedbank
Acc. Name: Awqaf SA
Acc. Number: 1469053934
Branch Code: 198765
Ref: Cell / Your Name/ DaruShifa

Past projects

DaruShifa celebrates Men’s Health Week – read more

Oupa Fats Wetlands Family Fun Day – read more

Care of Elders & Frail Forum – read more

Gain more background information about the Daru Shifa project by viewing the following videos.

Dr. Kemaal Aydin from Turkey gives an overview of the DaruShifa model.

DaruShifa on Social Media

DaruShifa on Facebook – click here


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Bank Account Details

Bank: Nedbank
Acc. Name: Awqaf SA
Acc. Number: 1469053934
Branch Code: 198765
Ref: Cell / Your Name/ DaruShifa

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