‘Mthandeu Mtomdala’ meaning ‘Love the Aged’ is a support group currently running under the Orphans Program which consists of 55 elderly women. Most of these women are the grandmothers to our Orphans. The support group was initiated early this year; they ‘attend’ every fortnight at the MA Motala Islamic Centre and it’s usually held at the open field. This support group is run and supervised by sister Fatima Mnxulwa, with her qualification in Counseling and her experience in the field of humanitarian work, charitable and volunteering work she does an inexplicable job. Occasionally, we invite a Social Worker to run a session or two, informally, with the elderly. Thereafter they chuckle and exchange lifetime experiences, whilst having a scrumptious meal.
Community Outreach Programme
Siyabathanda Abantwana is blooming and growing every day, and with its location being the MA Motala as a community associate, a number of outreach programmes were organised to lend a hand in the community for the disadvantaged and destitute. We have an on-going basis distribution of food hampers and clothing to an Old age home (Mthande Ugogo) at Kwa Dabeka, a feeding scheme to the community roughly once a month. Feeding every fort nightly to the Senior Citizens support group (above-mentioned). Beading classes twice every week, Sewing classes once every week. Lastly, we have winter-warmth blanket distribution in collaboration with various organisations, and faith-based sects.
The centre is committed to participate in community work and with assistance from donors, it has distributed school shoes, blankets, and school bags to Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the Wyebank area, through the Ubuntu Crisis Centre.