AL-AZHAR High School in Athlone will be able to enjoy this Ramadan with a fully equipped computer lab, this due to the intervention of NGOs Awqaf South Africa and Africa Muslim Agency.
Speaking after the opening ceremony held at the school premises (Monday 14 May), Awqaf deputy CEO, Mickaeel Collier, said it was exciting to see that learners would now be able to study Computer Application Technology (CAT) and be conversant with the digital universe.
“It is so important that we equip our learners for the world they are going to enter after Grade 12. We feel this initiative will fully complement the life orientation and education the learners receive at Al Azhar.
“We are excited, grateful to our co-sponsors, and looking forward to seeing these young people empower themselves,” he said.
A smiling principal, Ashiek Manie, said that he was “thrilled” about the launch of the school’s first computer lab, made possible by the sponsorship.
“The opening of the lab is a milestone in the lives of the 500 learners of Al Azhar High School. It will take our learning to a higher and enriched level. We are so grateful to our sponsors for prioritising education, and thereby securing the future of so many young people in our community.”
Shaikh Riyad Fataar, Head of Education at the Muslim Judicial Council which governs the Al Azhar High School, said he was absolutely delighted at the school receiving a fully equipped computer lab.
“We offer a fully integrated education, Islamic and secular, and are so happy to see that our learners will be given the additional skills to deal with the technologies of the modern world. This is just so important in producing a fully-rounded individual. We have been blessed by this initiative,” he said.
For further info:
Ashiek Manie, Principal: 084-776-6717 Mickaeel Collier, Awqaf SA: 082-216-4269
Find out more information about the PC Labs project click here
Pic caption: Accompanied by delighted educators and pupils, Shaikh Riyad Fataar (President Al Azhar Schools), holding
scissors, cuts the ribbon to the brand new computer lab. From l- r: Hasanain Abdullah (Awqaf SA Projects Manager), Mickaeel Collier (deputy CEO Awqaf SA), Shaikh Riyad Fataar, Principal Ashiek Manie and Shaikh Shahid Esau (MP and board member).