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Project H.E.L.P – Borehole Report, Mkhambatini

The Project H.E.L.P Department has successfully completed hundreds of projects in the last few years focusing on poverty alleviation, social upliftment, empowerment and providing much needed services for local people, especially in rural areas of KZN.

The last project completed was a borehole in Mkhambatini and handed over to the community last week. Mkhambatini is a rural community based on the foothills of Table Mountain outside of Pietermaritzburg.

On Wednesday 13th November 2019, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project H.E.L.P team officially handed over the borehole to the community of Mkhambatini.

The community desperately required a sustainable water supply as their taps have been dry since 2007. Water was intermittently distributed by water tankers fortnightly at best or the community had to travel 7kms away to obtain water. 

The Jamiatul Ulama KZN conducted a site visit and feasibility study prior to the decision to locate the borehole and water pump at the Mcoseleli High School. A state of the art borehole facility that provides fresh clean drinking water has been established, and currently pumps 400 litres per hour.

A 5000 litre tank, with taps inside the school have been installed and very importantly 4 taps have been installed outside the school for the community to draw water freely at no cost.

The Jamiatul Ulama KZN co funded this project in partnership with the Gift of the Givers based in Pietermaritzburg. Similar water projects have been completed elsewhere as well.

The community and learners from the schools nearby expressed their appreciation and gratitude at the official handover as after 12 years, they have clean drinking water available.

The high school currently has 389 learners with no running water, a shortage of equipment and furniture and the Jamiatul Ulama KZN after consultation with officials of the school is considering to render further assistance to this disadvantaged school in order to uplift this rural community as part of our social responsibility.

May Allah Ta’ala accept our efforts in uplifting the poor and make these projects a means of guidance to the recipients. We also express our gratitude to our donors who are always willing to spend in these noble initiatives and may Allah Ta’ala accept the contributions from each one and may it be a means of salvation in this world and in the hereafter, Ameen.

Anyone wishing to contribute to our up and coming projects can do so from the following:

  • Fund a Home Project (building a new home/repair and rehabilitate a home)
  • Sponsor a Lavatory (erected at under privileged rural schools and homes)
  • School Rehabilitation Project (repair and uplift underprivileged schools)
  • Operation Hydration (provide bottled water and construction of boreholes)
  • Uniform & Stationery Drive (uniforms and stationery for underprivileged learners)

The Jamiatul Ulama KZN can be contacted at 031 2077099 or email projects@jamiat.org.za.

Jazakallahu Khayr

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