Alhamdulillah the Iftaar programme went off very well. It took place at Maboloko, a poor Muslim community in Brits. Dr Adil Gutta (from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at MEDUNSA), is on the board of this masjid in Maboloko. A total of 200 hampers (which was packed in buckets so they could be also used for carrying water, etc.) containing basic necessities (5 kg Maize meal, 2kg rice, 2 cans of baked beans, 1 kg sugar, 1 pack of 100 tea bags, 750ml oil & a pack of biscuits) were distributed to members of the community. Each hamper was allocated to a family.
A meal was also provided at fast break. A scrumptious chicken akhni was prepared and we joined in with the members of the community. A total of 100 people were present for the iftaar (approximately 75 people from the community were able to make it).
The response from the students was phenomenal as well as their participation in this project. A total of 25 people (students, their family members, IMASA Tshwane Branch guests & our lecturer Dr Michelle Roe) accompanied us for this project. We were fortunate to have Dr Shenaaz Mahomed & her family to join us again. Dr Michelle Roe from MEDUNSA, a lecturer from the Practice of Medicine department joined us as well.
May Allah reward you all for your participation and support, Ameen. May we have many Jazakallah Khairun