Empowering leaders of tomorrow #SANZAF

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Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 31 May 2017| 05 Ramadaan 1438

Rokeiya Letala is a student majoring in Taxation at the University of Pretoria. Growing up without a father in Witsrandjies, a village in the North West, with 4 siblings can be fairly daunting for many.

“I needed to be sure that the organization sponsoring my studies is not Riba based. My brother then informed me about SANZAF who supports those in need as well as academically deserving students. Through the will and grace of the almighty, SANZAF gave me the opportunity to complete my degree in an honest manner within the folds of Islam.”

She added that her reason to study Bcom Honors in Taxation stems from her eagerness to benefit and educate her community about tax.

“Taxation is a very exciting field of study- in particular; it is something high in demand in our country and is also one of the biggest source of income. It is fairly fascinating and interesting to know just how, why and where the government makes money through the laws of tax.

“Success isn’t only at a certain point in life- it is a continuous journey. Let the principles of Islam guide you in your decisions- don’t ever lose yourself, stay true to yourself, stick to your values and you will come out tops!”

The SANZAF Education Empowerment and Development (SEED) Programme 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.

The SEED initiative is a means for SANZAF to shift its focus from basic welfare to a development and empowerment approach. Just like Rokeiya, SANZAF has helped many underprivileged students reach their career goals and this has been possible only through the generous zakaah contributions from the community. Your zakaah contributions can make a world of difference to a needy person.

Visit www.SANZAF.org.za to read through the remarkable work that SANZAF does on a daily basis. On the user friendly website you will also find a zakaah calculator as well as zakaah related questions and answers. If you would like more information contact SANZAF on 086 172 6923