SANZAF's Kimberley Office served delicious akhni to residents in the Greenpoint Locality on Sunday 9 August where they fed about 450 people. Volunteers who helped make this outreach activity possible, included Ml Hassan Dlamini (Darul Uloom Kimberley Alim and student), Br Waheed Motlekar (SANZAF donor) and Br Hassan Mia Motlekar.
The holy month of Ramadan is not only a spiritual time of the year for Muslims, but is also the largest distribution month for the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF).
As the cost of living in South Africa continues to rise and with the country’s unemployment rate at a staggering 26.40% for the first quarter of 2015, there is an increased need for social welfare organisations such as SANZAF to assist those in need with basic provisions.
This Ramadan, SANZAF aims to serve Iftar to over 9 000 people daily and an additional 60 000 persons in need over weekends to ensure that they have a nutritious meal to break their fast with.
The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) in the Western Cape conducted a special project to provide educational equipment and playschool facilities at Siddique Junior Madressa, housed at Siddique Masjid in Elsies River.
This handover makes provision for 120 Learners, between the ages of 1 to 5 at the education centre. The junior school provides employment for nine teachers and provides education to four classes.
SANZAF Education Empowerment and Development (SEED) Coordinator Faeza Govind explained that the Fund will continue providing general assistance to the crèche moving forward. "Our next project of this nature will be undertaken in the Bridgetown area."
Independence and empowerment is a core value for the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) and guests are encouraged to become self employed by using the skills they acquired through the SANZAF Kitchen have been motivated to start their own businesses working from home.
Minara Chamber of Commerce invited SANZAF to partner with them in organising and arranging a flea market to raise funds for the Kwa-Zulu Natal Children's Hospital.
This was an excellent opportunity for SANZAF to participate and contribute to the Children's Hospital programme.
The proceeds of this programme went to the hospital, our guests were able to experience a small business opportunity at the same time.
The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) Durban encourages parents and children to save the environment through the Chance to Play programme, the initiative is focussed on recycling and reusing goods.
This allows children to play and be occupied, at the same time Chance to Play brings out the talent in children in creating musical instruments.
The programme is ongoing and is aimed at 25 children between the ages of six to thirteen. These minors are taught this musical skill which is adapted to nasheed and the group then perform at local events which included a Women's Day conference at the Queens Park Bowling Club, and the sustainable living festival at the Green Hub, Blue Lagoon.