Rice for Rohingya Jan-April 2020 [REPORT]

Date: 1 January 2020 to 1 April 2020

Beneficiary: Rohingya Refugees in Jadimora, Dumdumia and Shamlapur camps, Bangladesh

TOTAL FUNDS:

January and February- 40 000 ZAR

March- 21 000 ZAR

Rice for Rohingya is a monthly Food Pack Distribution Project to Jadimora, Dumdumia and Shamlapur refugee camps in Bangladesh. COH partnered with Lonely Orphans, UK to oversee distribution of food packs at the camps.

Jadimora has been identified as a big need, as the families living in this cluster are on private land, and are not all registered refugees and therefore beyond the reach of the World Food Program distribution as you would get in the Balukhali, Tangkali camps in the area.

Approximately 1,200 families that fall in to this cluster are recipients of the Rice for Rohingya project (depending on the exchange rate).

Budget of ZAR90.00 per person per day has been assigned, this includes any costs of sending money and preparation, but COH has set the minimum donation to ZAR50.00.

The food packs would include:

Salt, Oil, Rice, Spices, Onions, Potato/Lentil. Occasionally Lonely Orphans will arrange for cooked food in a hot food kitchen 2 times during the holy month of Ramadan. Should funds be beneficial, our aim for hot meals is once a month after Ramadan. This will include fish, meat and seasonal fruits.  Hot food kitchen is avoided because the cost to reach ratio is not beneficial for people.

Water Well Donation, Cape Town [REPORT]

Date: 07 July 2018

Beneficiary: Grassy Park Community, Cape Town

TOTAL FUNDS: 22,000.00 ZAR to Madrassah Ashraful Uloom

22,000.00 ZAR- Lillaah                        

COH sponsored a water well in Grassy Park, Cape Town as part of the Cape Town Water Project launched in January 2018. A donation of ZAR22,000.00 was made on 07 July 2018 to Madrassah Ashraful Uloom (Marlboro, Johannesburg). The drilling of the water well at the Cafda Mosque in Grassy Park, Cape Town was successfully completed on Friday, 13 July 2018. The mosque had no water. A maktab madrasah (Islamic afternoon tuition centre) and creche runs from this premises as well.

Operation Mozambique [REPORT]

Date: 28 March 2019 to 30 May 2019

Beneficiary: Flood victims of Cyclone Idai and Kenneth

FOOD PACKS and CLOTHES DISTRIBUTION 

Colours of Hope assisted Madrassah Ashraful Uloom 

The Gift of the Givers Foundation previously donated stationery packs to COH who in turn donated to the #Riding4SAeducation cause. Stationery packs were distributed by the Salaam Foundation team 25 May 2019.

Jobstown Primary School Project 2019 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 31 January 2019 to 15 March 2019

Beneficiary: Learners at Jobstown Combined Primary School, Newcastle, KZN

TOTAL FUNDS THUS FAR: Approx ZAR4,000.00

Total items donated: Project still running                    

Jobstown Primary is a school of 1,117 learners just out of Madadeni, Newcastle, Northern KwaZulu Natal. On our visit to the school on 18 January 2019, we learnt of the many difficulties faced by these enthusiastic learners. Shortage of classrooms and stationery as well as the use of unsanitary pit toilets by both learners and teachers unfortunately are part of the daily challenges at the school. Salaam Foundation accompanied COH as part of their #RidingforSAeducation annual project.  The ride for 2019 commenced on 13 January 2019 and culminated on 27 January 2019. COH was impressed at the dedication of the teachers. Jobstown has produced the likes of Professor Stan Sangweni, world renowned academic. Mavuso Msimang, struggle stalwart and former Director General of Home Affairs & Dr. Sandile Khubeka, SA’s youngest doctor (2014). A school has won the national music competition 3 times among other accolades. COH is raising funds for stationery for underprivileged learners.

Rice For Rohingya 2018 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 01 April 2018 to March 2019

Beneficiary: Rohingya Refugees in Jadimora, Dumdumia and Shamlapur camps, Bangladesh

FUNDS PER MONTH: Between 16,000 ZAR to 18,000 ZAR to Lonely Orphans UK

Rice for Rohingya is a monthly Food Pack Distribution Project to Jadimora, Dumdumia and Shamlapur refugee camps in Bangladesh. COH partnered with Lonely Orphans, UK to oversee distribution of food packs at the camps.

Jadimora has been identified as a big need, as the families living in this cluster are on private land, and are not all registered refugees and therefore beyond the reach of the World Food Program distribution as you would get in the Balukhali, Tangkali camps in the area.

Approximately 1,200 families that fall in to this cluster are recipients of the Rice for Rohingya project (depending on the exchange rate).

Budget of ZAR90.00 per person per day has been assigned, this includes any costs of sending money and preparation, but COH has set the minimum donation to ZAR50.00.

The food packs would include:

Salt, Oil, Rice, Spices, Onions, Potato/Lentil. Occasionally Lonely Orphans will arrange for cooked food in a hot food kitchen 2 times during the holy month of Ramadan. Should funds be beneficial, our aim for hot meals is once a month after Ramadan. This will include fish, meat and seasonal fruits.  Hot food kitchen is avoided because the cost to reach ratio is not beneficial for people.

Rice for Rohingya Donations via PayPal (Lonely Orphans UK):

Apr 2018 – ZAR 15,535.89 (Donated on 18 May 2018)

May 2018 – ZAR 15,535.89 (Donated on18 May 2018)

Jun 2018 – ZAR 16,000.00 (Donated on13 July 2018)

Jul 2018 – ZAR 16,000.00 (Donated on13 July 2018)

Aug 2018 – ZAR 16,000.00 (Donated on13 July 2018)

Sep 2018 – ZAR 17,906.25 (Donated on 21 September 2018)

Oct 2018 – ZAR 17,906.25 (Donated on 21 September 2018)

Nov 2018 – ZAR 18,430.00 (Donated on 30 October 2018)

Dec 2018 – ZAR 18,430.00 (Donated on 30 October 2018)

Jan 2019 – ZAR 18,430.00 (Donated on 30 October 2018)

Feb 2019 – ZAR 18,430.00 (Donated on 30 October 2018)

Mar 2019 – ZAR (Recipients awaiting donation)

Gaza Water Project 2018 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 16 September 2018 until target is reached

Beneficiary: Residents of Gaza, Palestine

TOTAL FUNDS THUS FAR: Approx 150,000.00 ZAR to PFCD (Palestinian Friendship Centre for Development)

Application for donation still in process.

Gaza has been under blockade for more than a decade. With two million people living on 365 km2, Gazans face many life threatening challenges, water being one of them. Water quality and scarcity are posing a serious threat to people’s life. Rising salinity levels as well as 90 million litres of untreated or partially treated sewage seeping into the groundwater and flowing into the Mediterranean Sea has made Gaza’s water exceed acceptable drinking water standards. Electricity shortage prevents the Strip’s sewage treatment plants from operating. Reliance on desalinated water from private sector companies for domestic water consumption poses a heavy financial burden on already impoverished families.

 

Compared to adults, children drink more water per kilogram of body weight, resulting in greater exposure and greater risk. Fifty per cent of Gaza’s children suffer from water-related parasitic infections. Al Yarmouk school is situated at the centre of Gaza city, al Thowra Street, with an attendance of a little over 2,200 students. Many taps have been removed from the basins as there is no drinkable water for the students and staff. COH would like to provide children with potable water from an improved water source that is located on the premises, available when needed, and free from contaminants. Our partners (non-profit organisations) on the ground, Save Gaza Project and PFCD (Palestinian Friendly Centre for Development), will supervise the facilitation of the water well (installation and maintenance) at al Yarmouk school. 

COH sought permission to remit an amount of 10,000 USD to PFCD via Forex. A signed fee letter was submitted to Exhange Control on 26 February 2018.

Gift A Quran Project 2018 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : All year round

Below is a list of Qurans and Islamic literature distributed for 2018:

7th Annual Qiraat Jalsa, Gauteng

Distributed on 07 May 2018 by the South African National Muslim Womens Forum (SANMWF)

  • Women of the Quraan – 85 copies

Madrassatus Sawlihaat (Islamic Institution of Moulana R Hathurani), Gauteng

Copies delivered on 06/05/2018. Distributed by the staff at Madrassatus Sawlihaat

  • Women of the Quraan – 11 copies

Islamic Dawah Centre, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal

c/o Moulana Johnson for Siyahlala Informal Settlement

  • Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 – 40 copies
  • Towards Reading Quraan Part 2 – 20 copies
  • Yassarnal Quran Part 1 – 20 copies
  • 30 Juz Quran (Zulu) – 8 copies
  • 30 Juz Quran Arabic – 10 copies

Kachele Village Madrasah, Blantyre, Malawi 

Copies delivered on 19/07/2018

  • 20 x Toward Reading Quraan part 1
  • 20 x Toward Reading Quraan part 2
  • 30 Juz Quran (Arabic) – 20 copies

Mponela Masjid, Makanjira City, Mongochi Province, Malawi

Copies delivered on 25/09/2018

  • 30 Juz Quran (Arabic) – 20 copies

Ndjamena, Chad

c/o of Salaam Foundation delivered on 27/11/2018

  • Warsh Script 30 Juz Quran – 470 copies

Baby Project 2018 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : All year round

Our Baby Project is an annual, purely South African project to give a head start to mums and babies. All items are either brand new, barely or lightly used.

Ennerdale (20 items)

Items delivered on 04/08/18

0-3 Months

  • 3 x baby growers

3-6 Months

  • 2 x baby growers
  • 1 x top and pants set
  • 3 x vests

6-12 Months

  • 1 x top and pants set

12-18 Months

  • 1 x baby grower
  • 1 x pram
  • 1 x carry cot
  • 1 x musical mobile
  • 2 x bath toys

Gift Of The Merciful Hearts, Johannesburg (30 items)

Items delivered to Mayfair, Johannesburg ℅ Fadia Jacobs

0-3 Months

  • 6 x baby growers

3-6 Months

  • 3 x dresses
  • 3 x top and pants sets
  • 3 x Mink blankets
  • 3 x baby cream
  • 3 x packs baby wipes
  • 3 x packs nappies
  • 3 x pairs shoes

Central Johannesburg (20 items)

Items delivered on 06/08/18

12-18 Months

  • 1 x bulk pack nappies
  • 2 x summer rompers
  • 3 x dresses
  • 3 x top and pants sets
  • 2 x mink blankets
  • 2 x pairs shoes
  • 2 x baby aqueous cream
  • 2 x baby wipes
  • 2 x large vaseline
  • 2 x Christmas outfits

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Maternity Ward 

Items distributed on 08/08/18 ℅ Sisters Nhleko, L.P Dlamini, D.L Netshidzati

  • 47 x Baby packs containing:

Blanket , beanie, scarf, bibs, shoes, baby toy/rattle

Baobab Baby, Hillbrow ( 60 items )

Items delivered on 30/10/18 ℅ Doula Sandy Paulo

  • 11 x Baby blankets
  • 2 x bottles
  • 1 x express unit (breast pump)
  • 1 x sterilising Unit
  • 4 x prem Growers (long)
  • 11 x Prem tops and pants sets
  • 8 x prem vests
  • 11 x baby beanies

Gift Of The Merciful Hearts, Johannesburg (54 items)

Items delivered on 10/11/18 ℅ Sister Irfana

  • 0-3 Months
  • 6 x baby growers
  • 9 x pairs  socks
  • 6 x bibs
  • 6 x  vests
  • 6 x tops and tights sets

3-6 Months

  • 3 x baby growers
  • 3 x tops and pants sets
  • 3 x summer rompers
  • 1 x carry Cot
  • 1 x pram
  • 1 x car seat

Florida Baby House, Johannesburg (78 items)

Items delivered on 17/11/18 ℅ Nicky

0-3 Months

  • 12 x summer rompers

3-6 Months

  • 20 x summer rompers

6-12 Months

  • 7 x summer rompers

12-18 Months

  • 8 x summer rompers

18-24 Months

  • 7 x summer rompers
  • 2 x 12 pack bibs
  • 4 x pairs shoes
  • 11 x jumbo packs diapers
  • 5 x Cot Mobiles
  • 2 x double sized mink blankets

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Maternity Ward

Items distributed on 11/12/18

170 x baby bags (containing toiletries, toy, blanket, clothing items, blanket, maternity pads) and / or packs.

  • Ward 65-   32 hamper bags
  • Ward 66 –  85 clothing packs including maternity pads
  • Ward 67-   19 baby hamper bags
  • Ward 68-  34 hamper bags

Rohingya Women Friendly Space (#MyRohingya Campaign) 2018 [REPORT]

Date: 16 November 2018

Beneficiary: Rohingya Refugees in Balukhali Camp, Bangladesh

TOTAL FUNDS: 123,438.95 ZAR to My Restless Beings 

47,688.95 ZAR – Lillaah

75,750.00 ZAR – Zakaah

With donations coming in since the launching of COH’s #MyRohingya Campaign, COH decided the donations best be used for a Women Friendly Space. Mabrur Ahmed of RestlessBeings in conjunction with Pulse, Bangladesh informed COH that donations were required to erect the structure. an amount of ZAR123,438.95 was donated to RestlessBeings via TotalGivingUK (crowdfunding page) on 16 November 2018. 

The Women Friendly Space will be run by women, for women of all ages and with the needs, rights, dignity and safety of Rohingya women at the heart of all the services. This space will provide one to one counselling with advanced support for victims of rape, education, clothing, recreational spaces, bathing facilities, breastfeeding room, services for expecting mothers or those who have given birth, a garden and outdoor meditation space alongside many other things catered to ensuring Rohingya women and girls have access to what they really need during this difficult period for them.

Idlib Emergency Response (Medical Aid) 2018 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 06 to 22 September 2018

TOTAL FUNDS: 73,728.77 ZAR to One Nation UK

10,572.77 ZAR – Lillaah

63,156.00 ZAR – Zakaah

One Nation (Registered charity no 1156200) is a UK-based relief and development agency, has been operating in Syria since 2014 and has teams on the ground who continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis. They operate on a 100% donation policy. On 22 September 2018, an amount of £3,770 (approx ZAR73,728.77) was donated to One Nation UK toward the purchase of medcal aid. With these funds, teams in the UK were able to purchase the following:

  • 4 baby incubators
  • 1 X-ray machine
  • 1 part for patient monitor
  • 3 syringe drivers
  • 3 patient-controlled analgesia pumps

The items were loaded onto a conatiner which left the UK around 16 October 2018. The conatainer reached Syria end of November at which point the items were tested and arranged for distribution. The distributions took place at different times but below is a list of the distribuitions:

Hospital Quds in Dana, Northern Syria

  • 2 baby incubators
  • 1 mobile X-ray machine
  • 1 patient monitor
  • 3 syringe drivers
  • 3 patient-controlled analgesia pumps

Hospital Umaymi, Idlib City

  • 1 baby incubator

Hospital Al- Salaam, Idlib City

  • 1 baby incubator