Islamic education institution Darun Na’im is seeking pledges to raise funds to purchase and redevelop the iconic Luxurama theatre in Wynberg. The institution caters to 200 full time students and 300 part time students and needs to accommodate more annually. The institution hopes purchasing the dilapidated Luxurama would solve the space problem. The classes have grown so much that students were turned away due to a lack of space.
“We continue to expand and would like to expand our facilities,” says Darun Na’im spokesperson Khalil Hendricks.
However the property has been sold to a Nigerian church group. The owners selling the property have indicated that they would be willing to cancel the sale and sell it to Darun Na’im for R5.5 million. The cancellation clause expired on Friday.
To secure the property, the deposit of R2 million needs to be paid immediately, while the balance of R3.5 million can be paid within 12 months.
“So far we have raised R500 000 and we seek pledges. This includes people who can donate money so we can purchase the property,” says Hendricks.
The institution has received overwhelming support from those donating money with pledges.
“There have been pledges of 1.5 million and we need another 4 million as the repayment of the property is within one year. We need to overcome the 2 million,” says Hendricks.
The institution is grateful for the strong support and appeals to the community for continuous support.
“We have had immense support with all people pledging, be it R200 or more alhamdulillah,” says Hendricks.
For more information or to support the cause, call Khalil Hendricks on 083 501 1365. VOC