Hoosen Essof, Gauteng General Manager in conjunction with Broadway Sweets launched a school based campaign to collect used clothing. Micro-traders will sell the clothing to earn a living. Muhammed Rahman, Promotions and Marketing Manager at Broadway Sweets handed over a complimentary bag of Stumbo Pops to Hoosen Essof.
One learner per participating school will win sweets equal to their weight. The campaign is being run across thirteen Muslim schools in the Gauteng area. Watch this space for more on school participating in the campaign.
In light of the increasing poverty levels in our country, SANZAF Western Cape is pleased to announce the launch of the Shafaqah Initiative. “We believe the launch of SANZAF’s Shafaqah initiative will give us a more sustainable means of income to evenly extend our relief efforts throughout the year” commented Yasmina Francke, General Manager of SANZAF Western Cape.
This launch is a response to a challenge that the organisation received from Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels, a prominent figure in the Muslim community, at the closure of SANZAF’s Operation Ramadan earlier this year. Sheikh Gabriels commented on the phenomenal impact SANZAF was able to make during the month of Ramadan through the obligatory charitable payments received from the many loyal supporters and various Masajid in its wide network across the Western Cape, Boland and the Garden Route.
Saffura Khan, Head of the Skills-Development Department at SANZAF Durban, featured in an article in News24 on the 10 October 2016: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/phoenixs-khan-sets-example-for-blind-and-sighted-alike-20161009
Today at Muhammadeyah Primary School, SANZAF held a Life-Skills workshop for the grade 7 learners. The Mentoring Youth programme forms part of one of the tiers under SANZAF’s Education Empowerment and Development. The focus was on building confidence and coping mechanisms for high school and their home environment. Importance was placed on how they see life through promoting positivity, their environment and fulfilment for themselves through being Allah (SWT) consciousness. The learners found the programme stimulating and had fun through interactive learning.