#MyRohingya

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Described as the “Most Persecuted People on Earth” the Rohingya people have been facing decades of indiscrimination and torture at the hands of the government of Burma and Rakhine Buddhists.

The 1982 citizenship law resulted in the exclusion of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority living in the westernmost part of Burma. They are not included in the official list of 135 “national races” who are guaranteed full citizenship. The predominantly Buddhist Myanmar considers them Bangladeshi but Bangladesh says they’re Burmese. As a result, they’re effectively stateless.

Gift A Quraan

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A Total of 343 Arabic Qurans; 45 English Translation Qurans; 110 Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 and 2 were sent to Ghana, Kumasi in Ashanti region, via Dhl International.

1st shipment received on 14 July 2016 -100 Qurans (Waterval)

2nd shipment received on 23 July 2016 – 243 Arabic Qurans, 45 English translation Quraans, 110 Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 and 2

Qurans and kitaabs were distributed in Ghana, Najahia Islamic School, Kumasi (Ashanti region) and Bawaku, Northern Ghana (Ansarud-deen Islamic School) and a few other surrounding areas.

Below is a list of Quraans distributed in South Africa:

Nigel girls / boys Orphanage and old age home
x100 30 juz Arabic

Kwathema Madressah
Springs Al Yaseen Centre
x 10 30 juz Arabic / English translation
(Quraan made easy)
x 10 30 juz Arabi

Madrassah Miftahul uloom Kwathema, Springs (Apa Zainab)
x 10 30 juz Arabic / English translation
(Quraan made easy)
x 10 30 juz Arabic

An Noor Islamic Centre Klipspruit
x 20 TRQ part 1
x 20 TRQ part 2
x 20 30 juz Arabic / English translation
(Quraan made easy)
x 10 30 juz Arabic

Madrassah Zaidud Deen (Klipspruit valley)
Apa Sadia
x 12 TRQ part 1
x 6 TRQ part 2
x 6 30 juz English / Arabic Translation
(Quraan made easy)
x 2 30 juz Zulu translation
x 1 set of 30 individual paras

Baitul Ilm (Eldorado park)
(Apa Amina Kaldien)
x 50 30 juz Arabic Quraans
x 11 Rainbow Quraans ( for graduation)

Madrassah Ihya Uloomudeen
x 300 English Translation ( Saheeh int)
x 90 30 juz Arabic Quraans

Dawah Centre Bosmont
( Fatima Randeree)
x 100 30 juz English translation (Saheeh int)

Madrassah Haseena ( Inanda) Durban
20x TRQ Part 1
10x TRQ Part 2

Westbury Madrassah
x 35 30 juz Arabic Quraans

Madrassah in Mozambique
x 35 30 juz Arabic Quraans

Helping hands (private revert Mads)
4 x English( Saheeh int)
4 x 30 juz Arabic

Somali Madrassah
42 x 30 juz Arabic with Arabic translation

Madrassah tus Sawlihaat (Mayfair)
Aalimah and hifz graduates
2 x Quraan made easy
11 x Rainbow Quraans

3 Masajid in Daveyton , Benoni
66 x Arabic
3 x Arabic /English
4 x English
2x Zulu
1 x Tafseer 1-10 juz
12 x Islamic lit (Qur’aanic Proofs of Allahs miracles – Homaidi Press)

Individuals
x 4 Arabic 30 juz
x 5 English
x 5 30 juz Arabic to English Translation
x 2 Zulu
x 5 Colour coded Arabic

GHANA
x 343 Arabic Qurans
x 45 English Translation Qurans
(Noble Quraan, Muhsin Khan)
x 110 Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 and 2

Ramadaan Appeal 2016

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For just $2 per meal for Iftar in Syria, people here in South Africa will be able to feed a destitute, fasting person. What a great feeling to feed our destitute, fasting brothers. One Solid Ummah’s hard work on the ground in Idlib, Syria has been and continues to be amazing. We hope we can do this next year again God willing. Donate to Colours of Hope with reference iftar L (for lillaah) or iftar Z (for zakaah).

 

Syrian Paralysis Campaign

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With little humanitarian aid coming into war torn Syria and the continuous need for medical supplies, etc. Colours of Hope assisted by collecting adult and baby diapers on behalf of Salaamedia for paralysed Syrian refugees, to be shipped from South Africa to coordinating partners of Salaamedia, the IHH, in Turkey.

TOTAL FUNDS: 26,525.00 ZAR to Salaamedia (Syrian Paralysis Camapign)

14,428.00 ZAR- Zakaah

12,097.00 ZAR- Lillaah

TOTAL DIAPERS: 39 100 diapers to Salaamedia

22 030 Adult diapers

17 070 Children diapers

Water Assist Campaign

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The drought in 2015 / 2016 took its toll in South Africa. COH among many other charity organisations began assisting. Rising to the occasion, the Water Assist Campaign 2015 was launched in order to assist Gift of Givers with water bottles for distribution in Zululand and Kokstad. It was during this time that COH liased with Salaamedia regarding the water crisis.

COH ran the Water Assist Campaign from 08 January 2016 to 24 February 2015 where a number of schools participated in the collection of 5 and 10 litre water bottles. Schools such as UJ Metropolitan Academy, Saxonwold Primary, Starschool Academy in Braamfontein, Nizamiye Midrand, Suffah Learning Institute, were amongst those in Johannesburg. Newcastle’s Lennoxton Primary and Islamic College Newcastle alone also worked hard in donating almost 2,000 litres collectively. A big thank you to Arshad Osman, CEO of Arctic Amanzi in Pietermaritzburg who made the purchase of 5 litre water bottles at a very reasonable price if donated to the Drought Relief with free delivery to the Gift of Givers Warehouse in Pietermaritzburg. 6,420 litres were purchased from Arctic Amanzi and delivered to Gift of Givers Warehouse in Pietermaritzburg.

Funds were raised and donated to Salaamedia’s Borehole Project, viz Maokeng Primary School, Modimolle in Limpopo Province.

TOTAL FUNDS: 40,000.00 ZAR to Salaamedia (Borehole Project)

TOTAL WATER: 25,550 litres to Gift Of Givers

Blue Love Campaign

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While the Yemen Relief 2015 Campaign ran (during October 2015), COH assisted the “Blue Love Campaign” for Baobab Baby. Baby clothes and items were collected in just about two weeks. The response was huge. Good quality items were donated by hundreds of people. Co-ordinator of Blue Love, Sumayah Khan was very appreciative. Founder of Baobab Baby, Shelley Mackie, had this to “I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your amazing donations. I am overwhelmed and truly in awe. If there are other amazing ladies that have donated not on the group please let me know so I can thank them too. You have all touched my heart in a very big way.”

Yemen Relief 2015 Campaign

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Yemen was the object of COH’s fourth priority project. A short but well coordinated project running for the month of October to 09 November 2015 saw several people respond to the Yemen Relief 2015 Campaign with winter wear and various food items especially baby formula for the malnourished babies in the impoverished Arab state. Apart from Colours of Hope ladies and volunteers making efforts to raise funds, the ladies of Roosevelt and Montgomery Park lent a huge helping hand in raising funds for the Yemen Relief 2015 Campaign.

TOTAL FUNDS: 105,059.40 ZAR to Gift of Givers

42,054.40 ZAR- Zakaah

63,005.00 ZAR- Lillaah

22 November 2015 was the first step to see everyone’s hard work come to fruition. COH team helped in packing the containers ready for Yemen at the Gift of Givers Logistic Centre in Bramley View.