World Aids Day
Mustadafin hosted an awareness programme on 08 December 2016 where youth, aged between 14 and 18 years living in Tafelsig and Delft were educated on HIV and AIDS.
The foundation’s call was to all residents to advocate peace in the homes not only for 16 days, but for 365 days. Without education, support and commitment, gender-based violence will not stop. Everyone was urged to please report suspicious and violent crimes to the saps.
June 2016, the Mustadafin had the pleasure of taking a thousand Muslim destitute children by the hand to shop for their own New Eid clothing. The shopping spree was divided in three days. This generosity was a source of much happiness for the children. You could see real smiles crinkle up their eyes. What is also real is sweet compassion and how to treat others with respect. We thank the team and sponsors who gave the kids the experience they will never forget.
Mustadafin Sherwood Park madrassa took part in an inter-madrassa quiz that took place in October at Rocklands. The learner’s knowledge about Quranic verses, hadith and more were put to test. The competition was in 4 themes and the learners of our madrasa took 2nd place in the competition. Even though the learners were not entirely happy with 2nd place, we were sure proud of them and will keep motivating them to learn more.
The Foundation yet again had the opportunity to be part of the 67 minutes of Mandela Day initiative in partnership with the Pick n Pay group. Mustadafin and pick n pay team worked from early hours of the morning cleaning vegetables and meat to make sure 30 pots of food were prepared. The food was distributed in the areas such as Belhar, Schaapkraal, Phillippi, Makhaza, and more.
EID UL ADHA
This time the Foundation works throughout the night to prepare pots of food for poor Muslims that will be celebrating Eid. Eid al-Adha, also called “Sacrifice Feast”, it’s the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year. Unfortunately last year we were not able to provide eid meals to other areas due to shortage of ingredients and pots of food sponsored.
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It was a pleased evening at the Muzeinberg Hall (08 October 2016) as Mustadafin hosted a Gala Dinner to celebrate its 30th years of bringing a positive change to the Western Cape community.
Key stakeholders of the Foundation attended the Gala Dinner, including sponsors, donors and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille. The director acknowledged their support in a speech at the event and took the opportunity to thank the community members for their loyal contribution since 1986. The evening was in celebration of what has been achieved so far, but also the Foundation’s plans for the road ahead.
Over 400 young people took this mantra to heart by initiating their own programs. 7 areas in Cape Town tackled the social ills in the communities such as Khayelitsha, Delft, Manenburg, Hanover Park, Tafelsig, Kewtown and Montrose Park. The day’s activities included distributing of youth day messages, placard demonstrations to raise awareness against social issues, assisting with feeding schemes at old age homes, pampering seniors citizens and entertaining children with arts such as drumming, self-defence training sessions.
It is incredible to see such a positive change with the youth in our programs, many who have been exposed to drugs, unemployment, violence and gangsterism on a daily basis
27 July 20016 the foundation ECD centres hosted their annual grandparents day. About 100 grandparents joined the festivities at all the centres where they were entertained with songs, dance and gifts from the learners, who are between the ages of 2 and 6 years old. The aim of the day was to remind children to say thank you to their grandparents /caregivers, most being their grannies. It is important that children learn to respect elders and give thanks for the sacrifices some of their families have made.
16 Days Activism
Friday, 25 November 2016 marks the start of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. Mustadafin Foundation was once again at the forefront in poverty-stricken communities in Cape Town to educate and raise awareness on gender-based violence. The Foundation’s focus is not only on violence against women and children; we focus on men as well. It’s often overlooked that everyone is susceptible to violence, regardless of gender or age.
Education is a key focus for the Foundation and for the 16-day period we create awareness on domestic violence as well as social, health and safety issues.