Purpose of the Awqaf SA Education Waqf Fund
In South Africa the statistics within the formal educational sector are indicative of a failing educational system. As we look further into tertiary education, adult based education, skills training, specialised studies and other knowledge-based initiatives it becomes glaringly apparent that there is a fundamental shortcoming on the part of the existing systems to provide a holistic and equal opportunity educational experience for the vast majority of South Africans.
The Awqaf SA Education Waqf Fund will help many learners, students as well as educational institutions both receive and offer better educational experiences. This will equip the future generations to accelerate their growth and prosperity.
As the world embraces the 4th industrial revolution, living in the Information Age of human development the purpose of educating our citizens is unquestionably a key factor to inclusive growth insuring ALL south Africans are able to receive an equal opportunity for education
Why Donate to the Awqaf SA Education Waqf?
Every year there are children that have the entrance to schools and universities but are not able to pay the fees, or sustain themselves during the period of education (food, accommodation and transportation) or purchase the required stationary and text books due to lack of financial means.
Awqaf SA through the Education Waqf Fund, income generated is able to assist some students to meet all or a portion of their shortfall and or host educational seminars and workshops for the benefit of the public.
Need for reaching the Target Fund Value
Need for reaching the Target Fund Value: This fund has no limit to the targeted amount. The invaluable role of the principle of WAQF in Education can have far-reaching benefits. Including an eventuality on new educational institutions, free tuition, and learning interventions to bridge knowledge gaps.
Historically during the reign of Islam in certain parts of the world, Educational Waqfs played a major role in providing Free Education, thereby relieving the burden on the state as well as ensure maximum equal opportunity for all. While this is a long term eventuality that can only materialise by your support in growing the educational waqf, in the short term Awqaf SA will contribute to various educational initiatives to support as many people who require the assistance.
Reaching the targeted Waqf Fund value will ensure that a reasonable impact is reached in South Africa to cover the shortfall of costs for a fair number of individuals that have the admission for studies but not necessarily the complete means. Every contribution counts and you can donate to increasing the Waqf fund as well as donating funds to be used directly to settle outstanding fees for students where they need the assistance immediately.
Some Highlighted Activities and accomplishments
- ZAR 1m value in bursaries for App development studies currently on offer through collaboration with IT Varsity
- Ad Hoc Bursaries on special request have been granted
- Schools Infrastructure development support has been provided
- Mathematics Tuition
- School furniture at various schools and madrassas Etc