Many of the spouses are non-medical and prefer a program of interest and relatable to them. Our aim this year was to meet these expectations by putting together talks, workshops and displays starting with our Friday session called; Beauty: Inside-Out, with talks on inner beauty such as Emotional Intelligence and Positive Self Esteem. This was followed by a talk on Fashion Trends by fashion blogger, Tasneem Valley. This session was complimented with a few pop-up stalls. Other sessions included Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, and discussed aspects of Mental Health, Positive Sexuality and Breast Health. Ladies were also enlightened with a session called Homerun, that had talks on healthy eating and fitness.
A delicious “Something Cheesy” session educated delegates on the use of various cheeses in a practical demo. Presenters from various fields; Psychiatrists, Podiatrists, Dieticians, Lawyers etc addressed the delegates in the Spouse Program providing them with a platform for discussions, Q & A’s as well as elaborating on some very interesting topics. Our guest speaker; Sr Salatu Sule also addressed the ladies elaborating on the Islamic Rights in Marriage.
Since 2012, the CPR Training Workshop has become part of the Convention program when hosted in Gauteng and is always well a Moola, Shokat Ali Khan, the Jooma Family & the rest of the team. This training is offered at various institutes and masaajied throughout the year in and around Gauteng under the banner of IMASA since 2014. After successfully completing the 1 and half hour training, each delegate would receive a certificate of attendance and completion. Delegates included the Youth, Students and Spouses and even though many of the Delegates had already done the course at previous conventions, the refreshers course was well received.
This year we included the Quraan Workshop facilitated by Mr Ashraf Elfar as well as the Wound Care Workshop, facilitated by Nurses: Sr Liz Wilson & Sr Lizl Naude.