Matrics receive stationery packs at a special interfaith service

As Grade 12 learners start their senior certificate exam on Monday, the Muslim Judicial Council (SA) responded to the call from the Western Cape Christian Ministries Association (WCCMA) to support matriculants with stationery.

In partnership with Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) the MJC and WCCMA handed stationary packs to 100 matriculants and donated a cash amount of money to the learners.

In his message to the church and specifically to the matriculants, MJC President Shaykh Irafaan Abrahams called upon the students to study the life of the Former President Nelson Mandela and to develop the determination, positivity and tenacity to want a better country for everyone who lives in it.

“You should do your best and not be side-tracked with any form of negativity in your social environment,” Shaykh Abrahams further motivated the students. “Do not despair but rather remain positive despite adverse circumstances and aim high for their future.”

Shaykh Abrahams spoke about the partnership between the Church and the MJC and the collective role we must play in our communities. “The relationship between the MJC and the WCCMA has been ongoing for several years. It is important that all faith-based organistions work together to assist our communities in these challenging times.

“We also would like to thank Islamic Relief SA for being there and assisting humanity. Your work does not go unnoticed and we pray your organization continues from strength and strength Ameen.”

Learners welcomed the delegation with a standing ovation at the Church and were ecstatic at receiving the stationery packs. “Our special service acknowledges that learners have many challenges and they are entering a very anxious period with the Senior Certificate Exams. Many of them do not have the proper equipment to write the exams which add to their worries. This was an opportunity to encourage them to aim high and be successful,” said chairperson of the WCCMA, Presiding Bishop Dr D.D Mtsolo.

We wish all matrics well for the for Senior Certificate Exams for 2017.