On Wednesday, 6th March 2019, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project Help (Helping Empower Local People) team undertook a project to distribute approximately 350 quality pillows to the elderly, frail and needy at the Aryan Benevolent Home in Chatsworth, Durban.
Grade 11 learners and educators from the Orient Islamic School volunteered to participate in the distribution.
The learners and educators were reduced to tears at the pitiable conditions they witnessed first-hand!
Patients in every ward received a new pillow and amongst the wards were:
- Child care
The ‘Womens Safe House’ was also visited where the team met with the victims of abuse and pillows were handed over to them as well.
The Chatsworth SASSA & Home Affairs office were visited in the afternoon and the team distributed bottled water to those waiting in the long queues from as early as 5am!
Sadly, amongst them were pregnant mothers, infants, toddlers and the elderly.
Over 200 bottles of refreshing water were distributed to those waiting at these offices.
We express our gratitude to Almighty Allah Ta’ala for affording us the opportunity of serving His creation, our donors for their generous contributions, the management of Orient Islamic School for allowing their learners and educators to be part of such social outreach programs, which will imbibe sympathy in all who witness such charitable projects for the less fortunate in our communities.
Other schools and institutions who wish to participate in such social outreach projects should contact the Jamiatul Ulama KZN offices.
On Friday morning, the team also distributed 30 food hampers to the cleaning and security staff of Orient Islamic School who were extremely grateful for the kind gesture.
Project H.E.L.P Coordinator