On Tuesday, 15 December 2020 the Relief Team of Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre partnered with the Newcastle and Dannhauser municipalities in community outreaches.
The team - in partnership with the KZN Premier’s Office - distributed 85 food hampers to needy residents of Normandien Farm, Ward 21 in Newcastle.
Programme Director Mr T L Mahlaba from the Premier’s office welcomed and expressed his thanks and appreciation to the team for travelling to Newcastle, participating in the programme and providing the food hampers for the needy residents.
Ms S A Yende, the Speaker for the Councillor of the Newcastle Municipality and Ward 21 Councillor Ms Molefe - in their address – echoed their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre for the provision of the food hampers.
“Deserving residents can now enjoy the summer holidays with the much needed food hampers,” said Ms S A Yende. “The smiles I see on the faces of the recipients and their happiness makes me feel joy that organisations like Darul Ihsan care for our citizens,” added Ms S A Yende.
Mr T L Mahlaba said that the partnership between the office of the KZN Premier began a few years ago at a School in the Eskawini near Richards Bay where Darul Ihsan provided uniforms to over 100 children.
“This year the Premier’s office, in conjunction with the Spousal office, also partnered with the Darul Ihsan in community projects and we want to build and strengthen this partnership moving into the future,” said Mr T L Mahlaba.
The team proceeded to the Koppie Allen area in the Dannhauser Municipality where the MEC for Human Settlements Ms Nkonyeni handed the keys of a newly built home to Mrs Evelyn Mokoena - a 106 year old grandmother - who was completely overcome by the gesture.
A complete kitchen scheme unit, an electric kettle, a dinner and tea set, a fruit bowl set, a grater, set of coffee mugs and assorted knives and spoons, were handed to the recipient.
The MEC, in her welcoming address, acknowledged and thanked Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre for the items supplied and the happiness it had brought to Mrs Mokoena.
“I am overwhelmed that Darul Ihsan’s humble contribution and travelling to us in Dannhauser can bring so much joy and comfort to senior and needy members of our community,” said Ms Nkonyeni.
These outreaches are made possible through the generous contributions and ongoing support of the Muslim community.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk