22 May 2019 / 16 Ramadaan 1440
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SANZAF’s Adopt-a-granny Campaign in Gauteng
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This May marked SANZAF’s (South African National Zakah Fund) fifth annual Adopt-a-granny Campaign. The project aims to allow school students to give back to their communities in a meaningful way. Students identify deserving elderly women in their communities and then treat them to breakfast and a winter-warmth shopping spree.
The project, which appreciates Islam’s concern for the elderly, allows students to learn about this important Islamic value through experience. It is thought that spending quality time with community elders will not only bring joy to the elders but also impact the way in which students view the elderly and their responsibility towards them and humanity as a whole.
The iniative also serves as an alternative to “click-charity”, where donors simply give charity through the click of a button - failing to give off their time or to connect with the recipient.
The project is structured such that each student spends his/her day with an elder, beginning with breakfast and ending with an opportunity for their respected ‘granny’ to shop at a Fashion World in the area. This year, the project took place across 18 schools across Gauteng, assisting 400 elderly women. The project is funded by SANZAF in partnership with Fashion World.
SANZAF is an NGO dedicated to changing lives through development and relief.