The South African Zakah Fund (SANZAF) visited Rio Grande Primary School in Manenberg on Wednesday, 9 April in the second Operation Winter Warmth Campaign edition for 2014.
The day began early for the SANZAF Distribution Department as they arrived at the school to prepare two hot meals and a winter pack consisting of a woolly beanie, scarf and gloves for the learners.
The morning assembly began with a hum of excitement circulating throughout the school at the news that SANZAF was on site.
The learners are beaming with happiness as they line up for assembly after hearing that SANZAF is visiting their school..
SANZAF staff provides learners with a warm breakfast. .
Rio Grande Primary School, Principal Mrs Brenda Manuel provides an insight into the school and the challenges faced.
SANZAF teamwork at its best.
SANZAF staff getting into the braaing gear.
Mualima Yasmine Abdurazaaq, SANZAF Da'wah Coordinator and Tarbiyya, discusses the Islamic perspective with learners.
Before lunch was served, Shireen Kamaldien, SANZAF Western Cape Assistant Head of Distribution entertained learners before lunch was served.
Shireen helps the children to loosen up with a fun rhyme before lunch time.
Belhar Caseworker Ebrahim Jacobs pictured with learners and students after they receiving their winter packs.
As the day ended learners were elated with their gifts, the teachers expressed their gratitude SANZAF for bringing the campaign to their school.
Two more editions of Operation Winter Warmth are yet to take place this year Hazendal Primary School in Athlone and Hindel Road Primary School in Belhar are next in line. With its goal of 5,000 school children in 2014 SANZAF urges the community to support this worthy cause, by volunteering or donating in cash or kind , thiswill ensure that a difference is made in the life of a learner.
For more information about SANZAF Projects and Programmes or to contribute to SANZAF Operation Winter Warmth contact 021 638 5108. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @SANZAFSA or like us on Facebook.