EThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer together with the Darul Ihsan Islamic Service Centre partnered to successfully give back to the community.
Peer and members of the centre handed out blankets, water and a hot meal to over 400 residents waiting in line at the KwaDabeka Community Health Centre.
Schools bags with stationery as well as goodie bags were handed out to children in the centre’s paediatric clinic.
Peer reaffirmed her commitment to working with officials to assist the centre.
“I have done much work in the KwaDabeka area previously and I am happy to be back here. I must thank the Darul Ihsan Islamic Service Centre for partnering with the City to assist residents,” she said.
Peer interacted with residents who were pleased to receive the parcels. Resident Thobeka Mbatha said it was good to see that the City cares about them.
Abdul Saeed Shaik, head of operations at the Darul Ihsan Centre said they provide services and relief to communities in dire need. The organisation has a long standing relationship with eThekwini Municipality, working closely with the Disaster Management department to provide assistance in emergencies.
“The outreach today is one of a number of initiatives we run to foster goodwill and help those in need including delivering water in drought stricken areas as well as feeding schemes at schools and old age homes,” he said.
(Article as appeared in ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY METRO NEWSPAPER 11 November – 24 November 2016)