Rondevlei school raises more than R91 000 for Palestine

Pupils at Al-Azhar Primary school raised more than R91 000 for Palestinians in Gaza.

Pupils of Al-Azhar Primary School assemble at their neighbour Masjidul Khair, in Rondevlei.

They handed R91 549.70 in cash, in a box, to Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels, head of the Al Quds Foundation South Africa at the school’s neighbour Masjidul Khair, in Rondevlei, on Monday June 7.

Sheikh Gabriels acknowledged their contribution to the preservation of Masjidul Aqsa by giving them a framed photograph of the mosque in Jerusalem.

Al-Azhar Primary school head of the Academic Studies Ragmat Petersen, head of the Al Quds Foundation South Africa Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels, principal Zainoedien Petersen, second deputy president of the Muslim Judicial Council; imam at Masjidul Khair and chairman of the Al Azhar school board Sheikh Riad Fataar, and head of Islamic studies Sheikha Warda Fataar.

Last week the pupils, parents and teachers rolled up their sleeves to bake, cook and sell cakes, boerewors rolls and sweets at a two-day market hosted at the school.

The greater Cape Town community were able to shop during and after school hours.

The market was split over two days in line with Covid-19 protocol at school.

Ragmat Petersen, head of the academic department, said the Grade 7 pupils had decided to host the fundraising event following the continuous killing of Palestinian children.