Representative Selection of Iqraa Trust Projects

Durban-Kwazulu-Natal - R 400 000















Pictured left to right: Mr Hussein Asmal, Mr AS Moola, Mr Iqbal Sabat and Dr MY Baker

The Iqraa Trust SA/ SANZAF Empowerment Fund is a direct response to the urgent need of promoting economic empowerment in South Africa at the grass roots level. “There are many skilled persons who lack the business skills and financial resources to establish and operate businesses on a sustainable basis. The new project will provide skills-training in the fields of computer literacy, hotel management, sewing, and general administration for unemployed and poor individuals living in South Africa,” said Mr. Mahmoud-Youssef Baker, Chairman of Iqraa Trust SA.

A contribution of R400 000 in Zakah between the two parties (SANZAF and IQRAA Trust SA) will serve as seed funding, and the fund will be replenished continually so as to assist a larger number of deserving individuals.

"A key element in entrepreneurship development is equipping the entrepreneur with the necessary business skills and providing him/her with the financial resources to enable his/her business to succeed. SANZAF will identify and recommend at least 50 potential candidates for the 3-month Entrepreneurship Training and Development Programme it has developed. Financial support will be provided to qualifying candidates to enable them to start their own businesses. Ongoing support (information, guidance and mentoring) to businesses funded through the project will continue to be extended for at least 9 months after completion of the training course," said SANZAF KZN Director, Mr. Husein E. Asmal.

Both SANZAF and Iqraa Trust are actively involved in education and training; and have established bursary and loan funds to assist deserving students. In the implementing of Iqraa Trust's strategy, considerable importance is placed on partnering with other organisations. The formation of such partnerships enables Iqraa Trust to implement a wide range of humanitarian projects successfully.




logo Iqraa RegentFREE Grade 12 Accounting Tuition Programme a HUGE Success

REGENT Business School enhancing the potential of Grade 12 learners

As scores of Grade 12 learners across South Africa brace themselves for their final examinations, REGENT Business School (RBS) together with IQRAA Trust held a series of workshops for matriculants from various schools in the greater Durban area.


project pict regentThe workshops provide various support initiatives to an average of 500 matriculates per week - from counseling, career guidance and tuition for this subject over three consecutive weekends in the month of August. The main thrust of the workshops focuses on intensive Accounting tuition, in keeping with the RBS’s mission of supporting students who wish to embark on Higher Education programs in commerce and business management related studies.

Specialist facilitators who are familiar with the Grade 12 Accounting syllabus are engaged to deliver the tuition to students. Apart from enhancing a better understanding of accounting subject matter, the programme also provides networking opportunities for learners from diverse cultures to form study and support groups.

project pict regent2Students have greatly appreciated alternate Accounting techniques made available to them by lecturers/teachers who have the relevant field experience of the subject.

Projector co-ordinator, Taahir Mahomed highlighted that “This has been a CSI project which has been successfully running for the past four years now, this programme is to ensure that our matrics have the support they require from higher institutions like us”.

This social and educational development programme which RBS conducts with IQRAA Trust is of paramount importance for other institutions to replicate as this will motivate learners to pursue a career in the commerce field and broaden the scope for both economic and managerial empowerment across Southern Africa.

Donation of R100 000 Towards the Fixed Assets Required for the Science Room of the Verulam Islamic School

Iqraa Trust has provided a grant of R 100 000 to enable the Verulam Islamic School to upgrade all the furniture and equipment needed by the Verulam Islamic School to assist the underprivileged kids.

The Verulam Islamic School is a combined school (Primary and High School) catering for pupil from grade R to 12. The school has been operating for 17 years and is an independent school for both secular and Islamic studies. The fee structure is as low as possible and no pupil is refused admission, including the poorest of the poor. The school has received a 100% matric pass rate over the past 6 years which is an excellent accomplishment.


Iqraa Trust Has Donated R100 000 to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Towards Their Agricultural Hub

project CapePeninsula 1project CapePeninsula 2Iqraa Trust has donated R 100 000 to Cape Peninsula University of Technology towards the establishment of a Community Food Garden programme. It has now been implemented in four rural disadvantaged communities as seen in the pictures to assist students and community members with farming practices as well as helping them to grow their own crop. This programme will also enable various business opportunities and growth development in the underprivileged communities.


Donation of R 50 000 towards Beacon Ridge Primary School Computer Centre

project beaconIqraa Trust has provided a grant totalling R50 000 towards the acquisition of computer equipment for Beacon Ridge Primary School’s Computer Centre. 

Beacon Ridge Primary School provides education to approximately 550 learners from the impoverished Welbedacht East. The computer centre will enable learners to gain an understanding of Information Technology, using the internet and networking. It will empower learners with computer skills and also help sustain their interest in Information Technology as they progress to higher levels of education.

We are aiming to meet the aspirations of young men and women who are keen to enter the technology age.This is one of several computer centres funded by Iqraa Trust at South African Schools.

Education & Training


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Iqraa Trust focuses mainly on the young, specifically orphaned, neglected and abused children.

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