#MyRohingya Campaign [REPORT]

Date / Duration: 16 September 2017
TOTAL FUNDS: 105,290.21 ZAR

65,040.21 ZAR to al Imdaad Foundation (AIF) for meals to Rohingya refugees
65,040.21 ZAR – Lillaah

40,250.00 ZAR to Mèdicins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for Diphtheria Intervention
17,200.00 – Lillaah
23,050.00 – Zakaah

AL IMDAAD FOUNDATION (AIF) REPORT BACK ON ROHINGYA FOOD AID PROJECT
Colours of Hope held a Womens Fundraising Lunch for Rohingya Relief on 05 November 2017. 210 ladies attended the event. Speakers included Shabnam Mayet- Advocate and Spokesperson for Protect The Rohingya, Zeenat Adam- International Relations and member of Protect the Rohingya, Ludivine Houdet, Head of Resource Mobilisation of MSF Southern Africa and journalist and Co Director of Salaamedia- Azhar Vadi.
A total of 65,040.21 ZAR was donated on 20 December 2017 to the Al Imdaad Foundation who reported thus:

AIF REPORT BACK ON ROHINGYA FOOD AID
Following the most recent rounds of violence on the historically persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar beginning August 25th, 2017, more than 650 000 refugees have fled across the border into Bangladesh bringing the number of Rohingya in the country close to a million. The newly displaced refugees are living in very poor conditions in overcrowded camps in and around the Cox’s Bazar area in Southern Bangladesh. Most refugees left home with little but the clothes on their backs and have been eking out an existence in the camps living hand to mouth often solely reliant on humanitarian distributions. Al-Imdaad Foundation has been conducting projects for the benefit of the refugees since early September 2017 and the current project brought about by generous donations from your organisation is part of this initiative. The project aimed to provide nutrition for Rohingya refugees who have been struggling with hunger and inadequate food security.

09 January 2018
This project involved the purchase and slaughter of cows and the preparation of a fresh curried meal for Rohingya refugees in various camps and settlements around Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
The slaughtered cows were cooked in large pots on open flame fires as per the local method. The food was then packaged into individual serving containers and distributed along with freshly prepared rice. The meals were distributed hot to refugees from the Gundum (Camps 1, 2 and 3) and Balukhali Camp.
The generous contribution from Colours of Hope was able to provide fresh, hot, wholesome meals for approximately 3,202 individuals at a cost of R20.00 per meal. Many refugees have been struggling with basic nutrition so the opportunity to have a proper meal was greatly appreciated by the beneficiaries.

MSF REPORT BACK ON DIPHTHERIA INTERVENTION
Close to the Kutupalong makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, MSF runs a clinic offering comprehensive basic and emergency healthcare, as well as inpatient and laboratory services to Rohingya refugees and the local community.

On 5 December 2017, a Market Day Fundraiser for Rohingya Relief was held by COH and the support of Volunteer, Rubeena Jadwat of Newcastle, KZN. Proceeds of the event was donated to MSF on 27 December 2017.
A total of R40,250.00 was donated to Mèdicins Sans Frontieres/MSF (Doctors Without Borders) and used towards the MSF Diphtheria Intervention.

Diphtheria, a disease long forgotten in most parts of the world, is re-emerging in Bangladesh, where more than 655,000 Rohingya have sought refuge since 25 August 2017, following increased violence in Myanmar.Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that often causes the buildup of the sticky grey-white membrane in the throat or nose. The infection is known to cause airway obstruction and damage to the heart and nervous system. The emergence and the spread of diphtheria show how vulnerable Rohingya refugees are. To contain the spread of the diseases, the most important measure is to ensure vaccination coverage in the shortest possible time. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the support of other entities, started a mass vaccination campaign, which MSF have been supporting by setting up fixed points in our health posts. Ludivine Houdet, Head of Resource Mobilisation of MSF Southern Africa-
“The funds of Colours of Hope has been key to support MSF Diphtheria intervention. As of 21 December, MSF has seen more than 2000 suspected cases in its health facilities and the number continues to rise each day. The majority of patients are between 5 and 14 years old. By the end of January 2018, MSF teams treated more than 4,000 cases of diphtheria, the majority of patients were aged 5-14 years old”.

Donation to Gaza Medical Rehabilitation [REPORT]

Date / Duration : July to August 2017
TOTAL FUNDS: 28,679.25 ZAR to Al Imdaad Foundation
27,100.00 ZAR- Zakaah – 1,579.25 ZAR- Lillaah

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been working in Palestine since its inception in 2003 and has made tremendous and significant strides in rehabilitating the over-burdened health sector in Gaza. Al Imdaad runs a medical rehabilitation programme for poor Palestinians, needing specialised treatments that at times, are not available in the country. The Al- Imdaad Foundation covers the expense of these specialised treatments, which have been undertaken in other regional centres.

The donation towards the Al Imdaad Gaza Medical Rehabilitation project was made on 30 August 2017. Colours of Hope hopes to continue to be a part of sustainable health care not just in Gaza but wherever it is needed all over the world.

Gift A Quran Gift A Musalla Project [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 24 May to 22 June 2017

Many of us have to be told to respect our Qurans, or take them out to be read. This is a privilege many of us take lightly. In 2013, prior to the formation of Colours of Hope, a letter came through to Madrasah Ummul Hasanaat. The letter was from the Sakafia Students Association desperate for Qurans. Madrasah Ummul Hasanaat, (then) soon to be Colours of Hope, responded and delivered Qurans to Kumasi, Ghana in 2013.

Due to the great response we received in in June last year, Qurans were locally distributed as well as in Ghana.
This year during Ramadan of 2017 coinciding with the Islamic lunar year 1438, Colours of Hope concentrated on local distributions. There has been several requests for prayer mats (Musalla) hence the #GiftAQuran #GiftAMusalla project.

Below is a list of Qurans distributed:

Al Azhar Islamic School, Central Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Care of Anisa Moola
• 5 Juz Arabic – 25 copies • 30 Juz Arabic – 25 copies

Baitul Ilm Maktab, Nancefield, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Care of Apa Amina Kaldien
• Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 – 40 copies • Towards Reading Quraan Part 2 – 40 copies

Community Outreach Projects, Western Cape
Br Thaabiet Sadan
Care of Ansaaf Payne
• Arabic/English Translation (Marmeduke Pickthall) – 240 copies • English translation (Abdullah Yusuf Ali) – 279 copies
• Arabic Alphabet boards – 80 pieces
• Yassarnal Quraan Part 1 – 76 copies
• Yassarnal Quraan Part 2 – 56 copies
• 30 Juz Arabic – 60 copies

Darul Aytaam Orphanage, Robertsham, Johannesburg, Gauteng
• Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 – 20 copies • Towards Reading Quraan Part 2 – 20 copies • 30 Juz Arabic – 15 copies

Eldorado Park Muslim Council, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Care of Imaam Evans
• 30 Auz Arabic – 50 copies
• Arabic/English Translation – 30 copies • 30 Juz set (small) – 1 set
• Musalla (Prayer Mats) – 80 pieces

Masjid Taqwa, Mayfair, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Care of Ali
• Uthmani Qurans – 57 copies

Samawiyya Madrassah, Eastern Machinga, Ntadukule Village, Malawi
Care of Must Mtomwa
• Yassarnal Quraan Part 1 – 200 copies
• Yassarnal Quraan Part 2 – 200 copies

Evaton Islamic Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng
Care of Shaykh Saeed and Sister Adila Amod • 30 Juz Arabic – 20 copies
• Towards Reading Quran Part 1 – 26 copies • Towards Reading Quran Part 2 – 26 copies • Arabic Alphabet board – 25 pieces
• Musalla – 20 pieces

Iftar (Syria) Appeal 2017 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 24 May to 22 June 2017
TOTAL FUNDS: 135,415.26 ZAR to One Solid Ummah for Iftar meals 49,710.26 ZAR- Lillaah – 87,705.00 ZAR- Zakaah

For the second year in the row Colours of Hope with the help of One Solid Ummah on the ground, was able to feed many in and around the north of Syria. For just $2 per meal for Iftar in Syria, people here in South Africa were 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. Funds were donated via PayPal through a crowdfunding page of One Solid Ummah.
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).

Gift A Quran Gift A Musalla Project [REPORT]

Date / Duration: 24 May to 22 June 2017

COH concentrated on local distributions.
There has been several requests for prayer mats (Musalla) hence the #GiftAQuran #GiftAMusalla project.

Below is a list of Qurans distributed:
Al Azhar Islamic School, Central Durban, KwaZulu Natal
Care of Anisa Moola
5 Juz Arabic – 25 copies
30 Juz Arabic – 25 copies

Baitul Ilm Maktab, Nancefield, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Care of Apa Amina Kaldien
Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 – 40 copies
Towards Reading Quraan Part 2 – 40 copies

Community Outreach Projects, Western Cape
Care of Thaabiet Sadan and Ansaaf Payne
Arabic/English Translation (Marmeduke Pickthall) – 240 copies
English translation (Abdullah Yusuf Ali) – 279 copies
Arabic Alphabet boards – 80 pieces
Yassarnal Quraan Part 1 – 76 copies
Yassarnal Quraan Part 2 – 56 copies
30 Juz Arabic – 60 copies

Darul Aytaam Orphanage, Robertsham, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 – 20 copies
Towards Reading Quraan Part 2 – 20 copies
30 Juz Arabic – 15 copies

Eldorado Park Muslim Council, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Care of Imaam Evans
30 Auz Arabic – 50 copies
Arabic/English Translation – 30 copies
30 Juz set (small) – 1 set
Musalla (Prayer Mats) – 80 pieces

Masjid Taqwa, Mayfair, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Care of Ali
Uthmani Qurans – 57 copies

Samawiyya Madrassah, Eastern Machinga, Ntadukule Village, Malawi
Care of Musa Mtomwa
Yassarnal Quraan Part 1 – 200 copies
Yassarnal Quraan Part 2 – 200 copies

Evaton Islamic Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng
Care of Shaykh Saeed and Sister Adila Amod
30 Juz Arabic – 20 copies
Towards Reading Quran Part 1 – 26 copies
Towards Reading Quran Part 2 – 26 copies
Arabic Alphabet board – 25 pieces
Musalla – 20 pieces

Eid Gifts 4 Syria Project with One Wish Foundation [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 07 June to 23 June 2017
TOTAL FUNDS: 182,219.26 ZAR to One Wish Foundation
130,120.00 ZAR- Zakaah – 52,099.26 ZAR- Lillaah

The war in Syria has taken its toll on people. Syrian families who have fled their homes have nothing except the clothes on their
backs. Sadly, Eid clothes is a luxury many will never be able to afford. This project specifically targeted in making a child smile at least for one day, the day of Eid celebrated with a pack of new clothes. Funds were raised for this purpose and donated to the Two Lights Foundation who in turn ensured that the funds reached One Wish Foundation. There were indeed many children in refugee camps who benefitted and had something to smile about on Eid day. A short but rewarding project indeed.

Quran Donation to Qira’ah Jalsa 2017 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 07 May 2017
TOTAL QURANS: 90 copies

The 6th Annual Qira’ah Jalsa held on 07 May 2017, in Lenasia, was organized by the SANMWF and Al Tawhid Islamic Centre.
The objective of the annual gathering is to perfect the recital of Quran with proper tajweed (rules of recitation) and makhaarij (pronunciation). The Quran is not just the holy book of the Muslims, rather a code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, peaceful and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next.

The annual Jalsa also aims to encourage the implementation, understanding and memorisation of the Quran in the daily lives of all. Guest speaker sister Nahid Farooqui stressed on the importance of understanding the Quran and not merely reading it.
Females participants were grouped into different age categories and rendered beautiful recitals.
Colours of Hope organization gifted all 90 participants with new Qurans.

Songs For Syria [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 02 February 2017

Colours of Hope supported a South African National Muslim Womens Forum (SANMWF) initiative called “Songs for Syria” where various forums and volunteers sold tickets to a fund raising concert showcasing talent from South Africa. The event held on 02 April 2017 at the Wits Linder Auditorium was a lovely heart warming experience with Yusuf Abramjee and Qari Ziyaad Patel talking about the situation of orphans near the Turkish border (Reyhanl-Kilis refugee camp). Al-Imdaad is assisting IHH aid organization from Turkey in raising funds to manage the Tiny Hearts Village. Proceeds of this fund raiser went to Imdaad for an orphanage in Syria.

SANMWF National Cake Sale for Syria [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 28 January 2017
TOTAL FUNDS: R46,250.00 ZAR to Gift of Givers Foundation and Operation SA

22,375.00 ZAR – Operation SA
22,375.00 ZAR – Lillaah 0.00 ZAR – Zakaah

23,875.00 to Gift of Givers Foundation
22,375.00 ZAR – Lillaah 1,500.00 ZAR – Zakaah

Kaashifa Ismail co-founder and chair of Colours of Hope liased with the South African National Muslim Womens Forum (SANMWF) as did several women forums in South Africa to present the National Cake Sale for Syria. Colours of Hope was joined by H4U support Group, Robertsham and Maids of Deen from Mayfair on 28 January 2017 where treats and bakes were sold to the public. The event made 3rd Avenue in Mayfair buzz that Saturday for a worthy cause, most of all, it created awareness to the plight of the Syrian refugees. Colours of Hope’s newly launched Syria Medi Campaign (launched 20 December 2016) was to benefit from this cake sale, with half of Colours of Hope’s proceeds going to Gift of the Givers and half to the Yusuf Abramjee led OperationSA #SAveSyria. Ismail added 1,500 ZAR zakaah cash contribution to the 22,375.00 ZAR to Fadia Jacobs of Gift of the Givers to make it 23,875.00 ZAR. The remaining half of the funds raised from the cake sale (22,375.00 ZAR) was deposited into the SANMWF bank account for OperationSA #SAveSyria. The SANMWF then deposited a total amount of all the collective cake sales for Syria.

Gift A Quran 2016 Report Back

Approximately 700 Arabic Qurans and 500 Translation Qurans were distributed to Maktab Madrasahs, Darul Ulooms, etc. over a period of four months (July 2016 to Nov 2016). We would like to thank the people of South Africa for making the Gift A Quran Project 2016 a huge success. Jazaakallah to Mr Jeewa in Durban for donating Rainbow Qurans to the Gift A Quran Project and ITV for promoting this project. Below is a breakdown of the Gift A Quran distribution for 2016.

Nigel Girls and Boys Orphanage via South Africa National Muslim Womens Forum

x100  30 juz Arabic 

 

Madrasah Miftahul Uloom Kwathema, Springs (Apa Zainab)

x 10  30 juz Arabic / English translation 

x 10  30 juz Arabic

 

An Noor Islamic Centre Klipspruit 

x 20 TRQ part 1

x 20 part 2 

x 20 30 juz Arabic / English translation 

x 10  30 juz Arabic 

 

Madrasah Zaidud Deen, Klipspruit Valley (Apa Sadia)

x 12  TRQ part 1 

x 6   TRQ part 2

x 6  30 juz English / Arabic Translation 

x 2  30 juz Sotho translation 

x 1 set of 30 individual juz 

 

Bait Ilm, Eldorado Park (Apa Amina Kaldien)

x 50  30 juz Arabic  Quraans 

x 11 Rainbow 30 Juz Arabic Quraans ( for graduation)

 

Madrasah Ilya Uloomudeen, Ennerdale

x 300 English Translation

x 89  30 juz Arabic Quraans

 

Dawn Centre, Bosmont ( Apa Fatima Randeree)

x 100  30 juz English translation 

 

Madrasah Haseena, Inanda, Durban 

20x TRQ Part 1 

10x TRQ Part 2

 

Westbury Madrasah, Jhb

x 35  30 juz Arabic Quraans 

 

Maktab Madrasah, Mozambique 

x 35   30 juz Arabic Quraans 

 

Private revert Maktab Madrasah via Helping Hands

x 4  Translation 

x 4  30 juz Arabic

 

Individuals

x 4  30 juz Arabic  

x 5  English

x 1  30 juz Arabic to English Translation

 

Kumasi and Bawku, Ghana, Africa 

343 30 juz Arabic Qurans

45 English Translation Qurans

110 Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 and 2

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