This is your student, Abdu Sh Mohamed Hikam. I am currently in Addis Ababa working for a consortium of 4 Ethiopian NGOs working in a project called Ethiopia Social Accountability Programme (ESAP 2) which is the largest social accountability programme in the world. I work as a project coordinator. under my responsibility is the coordination of the activities in 3 of Ethiopia's 9 provinces.
Dear Hoosen, hope you and the rest of your family and the SANZAF family are all doing great in SA. I just wrote this email to say Assalamu Aleykum and let you know how I am doing.
I am extremely indebted to SANZAF in general and Hoosen in particular for the tireless financial and moral support throughout my years of studies in SA without expecting a cent to repay back other than giving back to the great Muslim community and humanity in general. Shukran WA JAZAAKUMULLAAHU KHAYRAL JAZAA.
Hoosen, I would like to suggest SANZAF to establish a facebook page where all SANZAF alumni can register and update their profile. This can be a source of inspiration for the current and future SANZAF generations and also they could be asked to contribute financially for the pressing issues that SANZAF undertakes. for example, if there are 500 SANZAFIE (SANZAF Alumni) around the world, if they are encouraged to pay each R1000 in January each year, then it will be R500,000. this could help pay the fees of many unable students (Just like we were yesterday). I believe they will be eager to contribute back to projects funded by this wonderful organisation.
You invested a lot of rands in my studies so I can contribute positively to the muslim society and humanity and that is exactly what i am trying to do now in my new position here in Addis Ababa. I will let you know all the developments on side insha Allah
pass all my best wishes to all sanzaf family members including the aunties in the office.
Abdu Sh Mohamed Hikam
Graduated in 2011
Demography and Population Studies