Our Annual Graduation Dinner was held on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 at Islamia College Hall in Lansdowne.
Alhamdulillah, we welcomed 70 new healthcare professionals into the fraternity including Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Dieticians, Nurses, Paramedics. We also had specialists in the field of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Maxillo Facial Radiography and Professional Nursing. A warm congratulations to one and all including the parents and those who supported our newly qualified professionals. Mubarak, may Allah grant them success in their future endeavours and may they be granted the hidaayat, patience and strength to uphold the Oath at all times, inshaa’Allah.
Dr Salim Parker was our main speaker and he inspired everyone with his “End of Life & Life Ending Journeys”, talk. The challenges the Ulema [Learned Scholars] and Healthcare Professionals face when advising a terminally ill patient wishing to undertake Hajj or Umrah. UWC, Pharmacy Graduate, Basel Agbari, gave the audience some insight into the latest happenings in Palestine and the challenges our brothers and sisters face on a daily basis. He also conveyed his appreciation for the opportunity he was afforded via the Al Aqsa Foundation to be able to study at a reputable university in South Africa and how very proud he was to have successfully completed his degree, Alhamdulillah.
Elegante Catering did a superb job of keeping the taste buds tantalized with scrumptious foods and a beautiful setting of a candle-lit dinner. Zerina Sablay (physiotherapist and singer), provided light entertainment which was enjoyed by all. At least 350 people attended the event, Alhamdulillah.
Our sincere gratitude to PPS our main sponsor, our thanks to all other sponsors including LA Sonday Insurance and Melomed Private Hospitals.
The organizing committee were commended for a job well done!!