Trust committed to feeding community

In front are Ebrahim Ismail with his daughters, Raeeza Lee, 3, and Muneera Lee, 1; Fozia Carstens and Ebrahim Skay.

Tafelsig residents are grateful that the Asa Majeed Learnership Centre will continue feeding its neighbours. The centre intends serving food to about 500 people three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In previous years, trustees, supporters and donors of the centre would distribute food parcels in the last week of Ramadaan. Zane Rinquest, chairman of the trust, said with the advent of the national Covid-19 lockdown they had to decide to feed daily. Mr Rinquest said the centre’s neighbour Fatima Johnson opened her house and allowed them to cook on her premises. Unemployed residents around the centre, who initially were in the queue, started volunteering their services.  The non-profit organisation is run by a team of staff, instructors  and volunteers  striving to make a difference in disadvantaged communities. It offers various classes, including madrassa, hifth (learning to memorise the Qur’an) and provides free internet access and facilities to the children in the community.