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Awqaf SA / Primrose Cricket Club T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2017

AWQAF SA & PRIMROSE CRICKET CLUB T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT 15 to 17 December 2017, PRIMROSE CRICKET CLUB Awqaf South Africa in partnership with Primrose Cricket Club are jointly organizing the second AWQAF SA & PRIMROSES T20 YOUTH CRICKET TOURNAMENT as part of Awqaf SA’s Social Cohesion project. The tournament is set to take place from the 15th to 17th December in Cape Town, with 16 teams having been invited to participate in four (4) age group categories i.e. U11, U12, U13 and U15 teams. Some of the teams who will be participating include Primrose, Somerset West, Hanover Park, Ottomans and Makhosana. Awqaf SA is a charitable endowment (Waqf) receiving organization. It invests endowment funds and spends only the income generated from investments to fund a variety of community development projects and programmes promoting Integrated Community Development, social cohesion and self-reliance. In extension of our community social cohesion projects, we have partnered with Primrose Cricket Club to facilitate a Youth Cricket Tournament. Established in 1976, Primrose Cricket Club has been at the forefront of cricket excellence despite the adverse historic challenges placed on sport as a result of discriminatory apartheid policies. “We believe that sports is a natural vehicle that acts as a sustainable tool to developing individuals and communities,” Deputy CEO Mickaeel Collier said. “The tournament therefore, aims to promote social cohesion by allowing kids from varying walks of life to play the game of cricket at no charge.” “As a community owned Endowment Fund, we would like to ...

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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 poorly performing areas and be of  a greater assistance on a national level.    

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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 are in our hearts. Turkish people never forget their enemies and they never forget their friends,” she said. In a wide-ranging address, the ambassador touched on a number of issues, including Syria. She said meeting the imam of the mosque at the Ghazali Centre had been a moving experience, as he originally came from Aleppo. She said that Turkey’s role in opening her borders to refugees from the Syrian crisis was more than just an issue of them being refugees. Aleppo was a beautiful, historic city with Ottoman heritage. “Syrians are our own people,” she explained, adding that before the ...

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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 we increase in righteous actions, and do good deeds sincerely for Allah Alone, Ameen. [email protected] www.awqafsa.org.za Pledge online now You may contribute to our pledge via Payfast. It is a simple and easy way which enables you to use your Credit Card. Awqaf SA Ramadaan Program Photo highlights Day 1    

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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 assessments with the players to determine a career path for each of them that will create a sustainable opportunity for each of them and in turn, they become Ambassadors of their communities and country. It is our intention to make this an annual tour leading up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. We already in discussions with various parties and we trust and hope we will be able to call on Awqaf SA to continue the partnership too. (This caption was our highlight victory over a top Qatari Club – Al Markhiya Sports Club. We beat them 5-4 ...

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