Once again, in an effort to uplift the underprivileged children of our city the Jamiat KZN PROJECT H.E.L.P. relief team approached Child Welfare Durban & District, the largest Child Welfare Organisation in South Africa, caring for thousands of children within the Durban area, to provide their children with some form of aid.
CWDD serves to protect, investigate and provide care to children in need, including neglect, abuse, abandonment, orphan-hood, children affected/infected by HIV and AIDS, and children who have been living on the street.
By the grace of Allah Ta’ala, the Jamiat KZN PROJECT H.E.L.P. relief team had the privilege to assist with providing sizeable food hampers not only to the children but also to the care-givers at two of the following Child & Youth Care Centres:
The Zamani Child and Youth Care Centre, which caters for the needs of 45 children who are street children between the ages of 8 years to 18 years. This centre is situated in the Sea Cow Lake area.
The Othandweni Child and Youth Care Centre, which caters for the needs of 72 children. These children, between the ages of 6 years to 17 years, are placed in the care centre for various reasons, such as abuse, neglect, orphan-hood, and abandonment. This centre is situated in the Sherwood area.
These are the only two Child and Youth Care centres operated by CWDD in the Durban area.
The distribution of the food hampers by the Jamiat KZN PROJECT H.E.L.P. took place over two days. Alhamdo-Lillah, on Wednesday 09th December 2015, the Jamiat KZN PROJECT H.E.L.P. relief team distributed approximately 40 sizeable food hampers and sun caps to every single care-giver at the two centres. Whilst the distribution to the care-givers was taking place, sweets and sun caps were being distributed to the children. The next day on 10th December 2015, the PROJECT H.E.L.P. relief team distributed over 70 sizeable food hampers to the children going into foster care during the holidays. The PROJECT H.E.L.P. relief team accompanied CWDD, door to door, as they were dropping off each child at their holiday foster homes and distributed these food hampers directly to the homes. The following areas were covered: Hammarsdale, Umlazi, Kwa-Mashu, Inanda, Austerville, Mayville, Avoca Hills, Marrianhill, Umbilo and Durban CBD.
Most of these families that offer to take these children into their homes are themselves very poor and were very appreciative of the food hamper. Any person wishing to assist the children of CWDD in any way may contact Sister Shehnaaz or Sister Farhana on 0313129313.
We make dua that Allah Ta’ala accepts this humble effort, especially the contributions of our donors and the efforts of all involved, Aameen.
Banking Details for PROJECT H.E.L.P.
Jamiatul Ulama KZN (Lillah Projects)
FNB Umgeni Junction (200913)
Account Number: 5089 1141 828
Reference: PROJECT HELP & Your Name
Strictly NO ZAKAAT!
Donations to this project are Section 18A applicable and therefore tax deductible!
Please note that local projects will only be undertaken as and when funds become available.