Muslim Students’ Association

On March 24th, 2009, posted in: Culture, MSA, News, Service by

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The Muslim Students’ Association has been extremely busy this term and has provided us with a brief report on their activities

In February, the Muslim Students’ Association held a braai to welcome the Grade 8’s to our school. Girls from all the grades attended and bonded well with each other. The girls braaied their own meat which was a first for many. We really had fun and enjoyed the experience, which included a refreshing swim. The money raised at the braai will be donated to a building project of a mosque in Phillipi.

In March, the MSA went on a lovely evening hike up Lion’s Head. Fifteen did the walk, and enthusiasm was never lacking. The Heads of Wynberg Boys’, Rondebosch and SACS joined us on the walk. It was feared that the weather would be too hot, but there was an ever-present, encouraging breeze. Those brave enough to look down, enjoyed a picturesque view of the beaches at Clifton, Camps Bay and Sea Point. On the other side was the spectacular view of table-clothed Table Mountain. One of the highlights of the hike was the chain climbing short-cut. Once at the top, everyone nibbled on snacks and had fun taking and posing for photos. Everyone enjoyed the sunset. The rising, almost full moon and city lights lit up our path  on the way down. The scenery was well worth the sweat and the next day’s joint pains!

Also in March, the MSA hosted a fun day for the orphans from the Masturah Mosque. Wynberg Boys’, Rondebosch and Rustenberg were also part of the fun and together we made a spectacular day for the children. Before breakfast there was a jumping castle and a trampoline and we played numerous games. Then the children – in groups – had a chance to take part in several different activities which included face-painting, pass -the -parcel, and dancing on the stage. On the field they played soccer and rugby and had lots of fun in the sun. For lunch they had boerewors rolls followed by candyfloss. The day was very successful and seeing the smiles and happy faces made all our efforts worthwhile. A huge thank-you goes to all the parents and everyone who supported, gave donations or contributed in any way to making the day a success. Donations of stationary and clothes were given to Masturah Mosque.