Some other activities during the year are:
Senior Citizens support group-Orphans guardians
‘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 ex-perience 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 Citi-zens 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.
Teenage CAMP-June 2013 (1st CAMP)
A large crowd of 28 participants from various girls Islamic Institutes in and around Durban took part in the auspicious Teenage Girls Camp which took place at the M.A.Motala Islamic Centre, from the 21st till the 23rd of June, 2013.
The entire weekend, all the participants took part in our sessions and topics discussed, which they say fully “it was edu-cative, entertaining, and fun-filled”. Out of all the programs of the Camp, the Halqah was the most powerful one since amongst our participants we had a group of non-Muslim girls who were very keen on the Deen with questions and Alham-dulillah, our facilitators (as well as other participants) did a tremendous job by explaining and quoting. As per evaluation form which was filled-in by all the facilitators and participants, though it was our 1st time hosting a CAMP, it was a very good one and urged the organising team to carry-on having youth CAMPs. A second CAMP is due on December, 2013.