SANZAF: Bringing dreams to reality


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 26 May 2017| 29 Shabaan 1438

It’s hard enough deciding what to study when one matriculates. But even more difficult when you have the academic potential and zest but faced with a financial obstacle. Fair enough, finance should not be a stop sign to a brighter future, as education alleviates poverty…but what does one do in a situation like this?

SANZAF realises that poverty can be alleviated through a focus on knowledge and skills training. This leads to economic prosperity and quality of life for the beneficiary. The SANZAF Education Empowerment and Development (SEED) Programme is a means for SANZAF to shift its focus from basic welfare to a development and empowerment approach. SEED is a means of creating a brighter future, transforming the lives of children and youth. The Fund recognises that education is multi-faceted and requires a dynamic approach, from early childhood, to high school and tertiary level, as well as providing opportunities for post graduate research.

SANZAF can help many children realise their dreams, but requires the financial support of the community. To contribute financially or in kind to a SANZAF project or programme, contact 0861 726 923 or visit, like SANZAF on Facebook or follow @SANZAFSA on Twitter

Below is a heartwarming success story from one of the many SEED students.
Bcom Accounting graduate Ishrath Kalib is now doing her practical training as well as her Honours degree part time at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

“I would like to thank the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) for the endless support towards my studies, both financially and morally. Without the help of SANZAF and their tireless effort, I would not have been able to obtain my degree. I believe in giving back in many ways and Inshallah, help students like myself in the future.”