1) Feeding Schemes
Alhamdulillah, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project H.E.L.P team remains actively involved in various feeding projects in the KZN Region. On the 6th of May 2021, over 200 hot meals and bottled water was distributed by the Project H.E.L.P team together with the support of Inanda Cash & Carry in Inanda.
2) Hamper Distribution
Several hamper distributions also took place during the month of May. Over 75 hampers were distributed in different areas around KZN of which included: Orient Support Staff, Anjuman Islamic School, Tafta Old Age Home, Atrium Car Guards and the Palmiet Informal Settlement.
3) Bonela Housing Project
Alhamdulillah, the Project H.E.L.P team embraced a project to build a house for a mother and her disabled son. The worked commenced mid-May and is nearing completion. The home will provide a solid structure with sufficient facilities for the mother and disabled son to live comfortably, Insha’Allah.
While this is a pilot project, we hope to conduct more such projects and request Duas for the success of this project.
4) Wheelchair Drive
The wheelchair is one of the most commonly used assistive devices to promote mobility and enhance quality of life for people who have difficulties in walking.
Wheelchair mobility opens up opportunities for wheelchair users and empowers them to study, work and engage in social activities and access essential services.
In light of the need to empower disabled members of the community, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project H.E.L.P team identified an area in Hammarsdale, where wheelchairs were required. A distribution of wheelchairs was conducted during the month of May to the elderly, with each one having varying disabilities i.e. amputees, muscle dystrophy, paralysis & Cerebral Palsy.
5) Winter Warmth
Durban & Coastal Mental Health Association
Blankets, sanitizers and toilet rolls were distributed at the Head Office of the Durban & Coastal Mental Health Association, which houses approximately 90 patients who suffer with varying mental illnesses.
The Project H.E.L.P team visited the centre and found that they required assistance with basic necessities & building renovations. In response, the basic needs of the patients have been provided for by the Jamiat KZN along with renovations to their toilets.
Anyone wishing to be part of this project, may contact the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project HELP team at our head office.
Palmiet Informal Settlement
On Thursday 27th May 2021, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Project H.E.L.P team had the opportunity of distributing blankets, diapers and toiletries that were much needed in the informal settlement of Palmiet.
The cold winter temperatures have been especially challenging for those living on the streets, in shelters and informal settlements.
The community was extremely grateful for the assistance and the items were well received.
May Allah Ta’ala use our humble efforts to benefit those in need and accept our contribution and the contribution of all our donors, volunteers and health professionals. Aameen.