Blanket drive delivers warmth to Jadu Place Informal Settlement

A Jadu Place Informal Settlement resident welcomes the donation of a warm blanket.

The Interact Club of Al Falaah College, which comprises of boys from grades seven to 10, teachers together with members of the Al-Imdaad Foundation, a private security company and Mayville SAPS, organised a special blanket drive to help keep the less fortunate residents of Jadu Place Informal Settlement in Springfield warm, over the cold winter season.

The aim of the drive was to collect a combined total of 1, 200 blankets at R75 each and donate them to an informal settlement consisting of 1, 200 residents.

Mayville SAPS social crime prevention officer, Sgt Rasool said the team from the station helped with police visibility, ensuring of safety and co-ordinating of the project.

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With the guidance offered by 30 volunteers from the Jadu Place Informal Settlement in Springfield, the teams successfully distributed blankets, within two hours.

The college’s PR and marketing officer, Ummesaad Mahomed said, “For many of our pupils, it was their first experience at  an informal settlement and they got to witness the poor living conditions many of our fellow South Africans experience daily.”

At Al Falaah College, they undertake a number of outreach projects to develop an awareness towards the plight of the less fortunate.

“It also teaches our pupils the virtues of thankfulness, gratitude and sharing. We appreciate this initiative by the Interact Club and thank all the donors and the Al-Imdaad Foundation for partnering with us,” she added.

 

 

 

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Zola Phoswa
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