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Awqaf SA / Primrose Cricket Club T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018

The annual Awqaf SA T20 Youth Cricket Tournament 2018 in association with Primrose Cricket Club and Western Province Club and Western Province Cricket Association promises to be a bigger and better when this year’s event takes place, scheduled for 17 – 20 December 2018.     In extension of Awqaf SA’s 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. The 2018 tournament has been expanded to include 40 teams from the following age groups: Boys Under 11 Under 12 Under 13 Under 15 Girls Under 13 Under 15 The introduction of the girl’s team to the competition highlights the growing emphasis on the need to ensure our girls have an equal opportunity to participate in sporting codes. This will translate into over 600 kids playing the game of cricket over the 4 days. The ethos of the four-day tournament is to produce inclusive social cohesion, and designed to give the young players a sense of cricket heritage and to build confidence. The youth tournament has been endorsed by the WP Cricket Association. Its president, Beresford Williams, and Cape Cobras CEO, Nabiel Dien, act as its official patrons.   We believe that sports is a natural vehicle that acts as a sustainable tool to developing individuals and communities. The tournament therefore, aims to ...

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My Waqf Strikers 2018

Awqaf SA Youth Ambassadors took part in a Soccer 6’s Challenge hosted by the Al Ikhlaas Academia Islamic Library and Spice Mecca. This is a source of much needed funds for the Al Iklhaas Academia Library. It is the second year that this tournament has taken place, Awqaf SA’s soccer team is made of  youth ambassadors and the team has been aptly coined “My Waqf Strikers” This year the Tournament attracted 12 teams comprising of community organisations, local businesses and various media houses. This Tournament is an excellent opportunity to build social cohesion in our community through the platform of soccer. Awqaf SA’s My Waqf Strikers played well and went as far as the semi finals. Team Islamia and Team Spar went through to the finals, where Team Islamia was the ultimate victor.   Photo highlights

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Ladysmith Soccer Tournament

Awqaf SA Ladysmith organised a Soccer Tournament & Fun Day on Saturday 20 October 2018. This was the second year that the tournament was hosted. It was an opportunity to build social cohesion in the community and bring the youth together through the sport. Despite the threat of torrential downpour, the Ladysmith Soofie Madrassah grounds saw a good turnout of participants and their supporters in the early part of the morning. There were 6 organisations who participated and the Soccer Tournament catered for the following age groups: Under 9 Under 11 Under 13 The following event highlights attracted many visitors to the Soccer Tournament & Fun Day:   Food stalls and an informative presentation on Waqf by Sedick Isaacs from Awqaf SA JHB. The outcome It was a fun filled day and the soccer tournament brought the community together.  Masjid Yakoobwon 3 of their of their 4 matches. Al Islamia was the victors in the the Under 9 division. It was heartwarming to see parents come out in the numbers to cheer their children. Awqaf SA would like to thank all the organisations who participated, the supporters and the sponsors who contributed to the success of the tournament.   Event Flyer  Photo highlights

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Awqaf SA ‘s Holiday Day Camp was fun

“It was the best thing that happened to me.” These are the words of Sudays Qasim (12), a participant at Awqaf SA’s holiday camp for children. As part of its on-going youth programmes, Awqaf SA conducted a four-day youth camp for children and teenagers between the ages of eight and 15. The Day Camp was designed to provide young Muslim boys and girls in Johannesburg with an opportunity to learn about their faith, make new friends and explore new hobbies in an environment that allows for both fun and learning. It is hoped that the day camp will be a transformative experience for these young learners and will, insha Allah, instil in them a love for Allah (s.w.t) and His Prophet (s.a.w). The programme consisted of a tarbiyyah (self-development), archery, calligraphy, hiking, and conversational Arabic – all with an underlying Islamic ethos. Rumaysa (14), shares her experience: “To me, coming to an Islamic camp was very exciting. I go to a non-Islamic school so I was looking forward to making Muslim friends and I have, Alhamdulillah. My favourite thing about the camp was Deen for Teens. I learned a lot about myself and a lot about my religion and I really loved it. Arabic was the hardest but also a lot of fun. I really had fun at this camp.” The camp falls under one of Awqaf SA’s focus areas: Education and Leadership Development. The objective of which is to provide more dynamic and accessible spaces for youth education and ...

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