May 7, 2020
The teams visited the homes that comprised mainly of the recipients associated with the JP 21 Foundation, established by the former Proteas star to act as a developmental platform for talented kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In addition to the food hampers, over 1000 reusable fabric face masks were distributed to the local community.
Duminy said it was a privilege to be part of this initiative. “As the founder of the JP 21 Foundation we have been involved in the Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha communities for over 5 years, and COVID has kicked us all down in some way and therefore we have partnered with Awqaf SA to be part of the processes of helping to save lives.”
“The collaboration in this project between Awqaf SA and Islamic Relief is commendable as we try to maximise the limited resources that we have at our disposal during the trying COVID-19 times. It is this type of collaboration during these times that avoids duplication and allows us to reach more vulnerable people as a result,” said Awqaf SA deputy CEO, Mickaeel Collier.
Islamic Relief Head of Fundraising and Development, Abdul-Aleem Gamza joined the distribution and indicated that this was part of a larger project of food distribution that Islamic Relief is part of in which they are distributing food hampers and essential items to communities across South Africa.
Alongside independent interventions, Islamic Relief South Africa is part of a multi-disciplinary COVID task team made up of non-profit organisations, civil society groups and ulema bodies to assist the vulnerable communities across the country. Islamic Relief South Africa is working closely with the Department of Social Welfare to access the people in need of assistance.
Awqaf SA, through its Share the Care – 1 Million Free Mask campaign that is done in association with the Al Kaaf Human Rights centre, the World Memon Organisation, the Black Business Council and others have donated 10 000 free fabric face masks to Islamic Relief to distribute across Cape Town.