IRSA launches global Qurbani project

International humanitarian organisation Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is calling on the broader community to help them feed a family on Eid ul-Adha in South Africa, India, Palestine and Syria amongst other impoverished countries. In an attempt to try and mitigate poverty within the Southern African region, Islamic Relief SA[…]

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VOC motivates kids this Ramadan

VOC has kick-started its annual Ramadan Kids Project, aimed at rewarding children for their efforts this Ramadan. The station has teamed up with Crescent Lifestyle to make this initiative happen. “We want to motivate children to fast this month and reward them for their efforts especially they are fasting for[…]

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VOC launches masjid project

As VOC celebrates 21 years of Ramadan broadcasting, it has adopted a novel initiative in partnership with Awqaf South Africa, to renovate certain masajid in  impoverished communities across the Cape Flats this Ramadan. The VOC/Awqaf Masjid Renovation Project supported by Sanzaf  is a first and will see the radio station taking its[…]

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Funds sought for new Gaza education center

Efforts are underway to establish a non-profit education center in the Gaza Strip that will cater to some of the embattled region’s brightest young students. The project, entitled ‘The Voice of Gaza’ is the brainchild of South African educator, Barry Ackerman, now UK based, who has collaborated with Gazan counterpart,[…]

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Kids Ramadan project ends

VOC’s annual Kiddies Ramadan Project handing over ceremony saw a full house at Garlendale Madressa complex on Saturday. Parents and grandparents accompanied their children to the event, who were handed certificates for completing the project list. All were warmly welcomed by VOC presenter Ayesha Laatoe. Children and Parents alike were[…]

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‘Green’ Ramadan tips

A local group from the Claremont Main Road mosque are currently working on a three year pilot project amongst Muslim faith communities, in the hopes of raising awareness on environmental eco justice issues. Working under the flag ‘Muslims for Eco-Justice’, they recently held a workshop for madrassa teachers, in the[…]

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Sanzaf earmark 5000 for winter

Following heavy rain this week, destitute communities are battling the harsh Cape Town winter and local humanitarian organisations are hard at work distributing relief aid. The South African National Zakah Fund (Sanzaf), which started its Operation Winter Warmth project in March, is still going strong in its attempts to assist[…]

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