Ravaged by Johannesburg’s torrential showers, under-developed communities sometimes face the worst aftermath of the storm. Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg happens to be one such community which is continuously afflicted with harsh destruction of homes and major displacement, and the downpour of November 2016, proved to be no different.
Having heard about the victims of the flood, the staff and learners of Qurtuba Islamic Academy (QIA) in Linbro Park timorously gathered their forces and collected essential items to assist the victims during this trying time. Within the hampers, sourced by The Adamjee Foundation, was canned food, long life milk, tea, rice, maize and toilet paper.
QIA felt it necessary to be able to assist its neighbouring community during one of it’s most challenging times. Having lost most of their belongings and being displaced due the floods, the community of Alex was more than grateful for the hamper packs that QIA donated which offered
them a crutch in the middle of the havoc. While mere groceries won’t rectify the devastation of lost homes, it does assist Alex in taking the first step to recovering their lives.
QIA learners were taught the valuable life lesson of always lending a hand, no matter how big or small your contribution might, because everyone can be great if everyone can serve.