The first batch of caregivers graduated from Darul Ihsan over the past few weeks, since the course restarted after its temporary suspension due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Twenty graduates from the Overport and Newlands branches have received their certificates of qualification.
The Darul Ihsan Caregiver Course offers ongoing support to those seeking placement in family homes and facilities where they are able to serve. Since inception, five batches of graduates would qualify annually. However, with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic it brought the program to a halt.
The course is facilitated by qualified nurses with extensive experience of health care.
Completion of Group As of 2021 was done in August, with Group Bs – or the second batch of the year – now underway.
“Alhumdulillah, we have managed to complete the current first batch in over 18 months and are now looking ahead, more prepared, to facilitate more caregivers for our community,” course-coordinator Anwar Carim said.
“We already have two sisters that have found placement and this is extremely pleasing as it shows that the training they are receiving by Darul Ihsan is well received and required by the community.”
The course is free of charge and runs four days per week from 08h30 to 12h30.
Several of the graduates that were part of Group A and B are available to assist the community.
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