Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Donation from SANZAF a boost for students

Uplifting: Vice Chancellor Dr Prins Nevhutalu, (left) and SANZAF champion, Ismail Matthews celebrate the donation to over 70 CPUT students. Uplifting: Vice Chancellor Dr Prins Nevhutalu, (left) and SANZAF champion, Ismail Matthews celebrate the donation to over 70 CPUT students.

Well over 70 students at CPUT will benefit from one of the finest gifts any young person can receive – that of a first-class education.

Thanks to the generosity of the South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) in the Western Cape, an amount of over R 800 000 has been donated to deserving students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

SANZAF is a Muslim faith-based, socio-welfare and educational organisation that facilitates the empowerment of the needy through the collection and distribution of Zakáh – donating a specific amount of one’s income to the deserving.

Champion for the programme, Ismail Matthews, says that the organisation places a high premium on development and empowerment.

“We believe that a relevant tertiary education qualification is a sure way of escaping poverty in a country with such a high unemployment rate. Our success is attributed mainly to the excellent support we receive from contributors and the Muslim community at large.”

Vice Chancellor, Dr Prins Nevhutalu, has extended grateful thanks to SANZAF for the substantial donation.

“Education is the vehicle for the improvement of human life and we need partners and many hands on the wheel to help us achieve this. This is why the on-going and extremely generous support of our partners at SANZAF is critical and hugely appreciated.”

Written by Janyce Weintrob

Tel: +27 21 460 3514
Email: weintrobj@cput.ac.za