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Friday, 08 March 2019

Empowerment Through Education

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Empowerment Through Education

The CAFDA centre serves the Cape Flats through restorative support for the entire family and by creating educational and social opportunities for the community.

The heart of CAFDA's work is to educate, empower and uplift the communities it serves and promote self-reliance through Community Development Programmes. This includes Skills Development Programmes; Sustainable Livelihood Programmes; Arts and Craft Production; running the Junior Resource Centre, and Seniors Support Services to ensure the continuous protection and preservation of the Association's indigenous environment and heritage.

There is a huge gap in skills development in the Western Cape and Muslim Hands identified CAFDA as a suitable institution to conduct training for courses that will encourage entrepreneurship and give people from this underprivileged are a stepping stone into an industry.

MHSA conducted a site inspection and engaged in various meetings to set out these programmes for the individuals involved.

The CAFDA centre was extremely appreciative of the collaboration with MHSA and displayed a genuine passion and interest in changing the lives of the deserving individuals.

15 individuals embarked on and completed a plumbing and electrical programme. These people were sourced from CAFDA's database and from various shelters who expressed a sincere interest in changing their circumstances in life.

MHSA and CAFDA were humbled at the excitement in the faces of these learners who graduated.

Various learners expressed their appreciation to both MHSA and CAFDA for the support and sponsorship respectively.

Feedback from a learner: “I am currently on the road to recovery at the Haven Night Shelter and cannot thank Muslim Hands enough for sponsoring this programme. This encourages me more and more to move forward and make a difference. My family depends on me for financial support and this came at the right time for me to do this."

CAFDA management conveyed "a heartfelt thanks to the rest of the Muslim Hands team and our donors for their generous sponsorship of these skills programmes and supporting CAFDA in making a difference in the lives of our poor and underprivileged in and around the Western Cape."

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.