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K Way Maths Institute / Awqaf SA Maths Intervention Ladysmith

K Way Maths Institute and Awqaf SA conducted a Maths Intervention for 500 learners at the Ezhakeni Community Hall, Ladysmith, KZN from the 22 – 23 August 2017. This was a much needed intervention as learners were producing less than 30% in their Mathematics examinations. The aim of this exercise was to train 500 learners from previously disadvantaged areas in Mathematics in preparation for the 2017 Preliminary Examinations. The learners were transported by their respective schools to the Ezhakeni Community Hall which was a central point. All arrangements for venue and seating were arranged effectively by Mr Sujaad and Mrs Zohra from the Awqaf SA Ladysmith branch. Mohammed Khota from the K Way Maths Institute added that “It was a humbling experience to meet learners and educators from the Ezakheni District in KZN. Educators and learners face major challenges in Mathematics in terms of content and understanding.” Awqaf SA will continue to assist and uplift these ...

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Receiving Ubuntu, Turkey ambassador meets the community

By Shafiq Morton At a reception dinner hosted by AWQAF SA, held at the Ghazali Centre in Pretoria on 23 August, incoming Turkish ambassador to SA, Elif Comuglu Ulgen, paid tribute to the warm welcome she had received upon arriving in South Africa. A career diplomat who has worked at the UN, NATO and in Pakistan, she is also the serving ambassador for Swaziland and Lesotho. In her address to ulama, community leaders, ambassadors and NGOs, she said that she was touched by her reception upon landing in South Africa. Explaining that landing in a new country can be a daunting experience, she paid tribute to the role of Middle East envoy, Muhammad Dangor – former SA ambassador to Syria and Libya – who took time to ease her into the South African diplomatic landscape. “Ubuntu is what happened to me, and I pay tribute to South African friendship. You ...

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Ramadaan 1438

  “Time to re-establish the Divine & Prophetic Waqf System.” On behalf of Awqaf SA Ramadaan Kareem mutawallees, management and ambassadors, we wish all a blessed and joyous Ramadaan. May we spend this Holy month reflecting on our role as participants in the process of addressing inequality and promote social cohesion within our society. The holy month of Ramadan unites all Muslims in fasting, feasting, worship and prayer. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality and brotherhood. It is also known and recognised as the month of the Qur’an Allah (SW) says: Let us resolve this Ramadaan that we will become agents of change. Let us resolve that we will help to re establish the waqf system as a way to empower the Muslim Ummah. Let every Muslim who can afford even a little, contribute to a waqf fund of his/ her choice. AWQAF SA IS HERE TO HELP. May ...

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Awqaf SA assists the Cape Flats Football Academy

This is a thank you letter that was received by Awqaf SA’s Deputy CEO Mickaeel Collier and we decided it publish it on our website to share the success stories of the Cape Flats Football Academy. Dear Mickaeel, This letter is a small and sincere gesture of thank you from Cape Flats Football Academy under 19 team and our management for our April 2017 tour to Qatar. With the assistance of so many companies, our City of Cape Town, our South African Embassy in Qatar, The Supreme Committee 2022 and private individuals the tour was a resounding success. The tour was also part of the players own personal development to enhance their understanding of life beyond the shores of South Africa, understanding different cultures and traditions. Awqaf SA, played a part to make this a reality, much appreciated. Over the next few months we will be doing one on one ...

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