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A news editor on the 16th of October 2014 compiled the following article.

Striving To Serve Humanity

Al-Imdaad Foundation makes breakfast possible at Crown Reef Primary School.

The Al-Imdaad Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian aid relief organisation (NGO) registered in the Republic of South Africa, dedicated to providing humanitarian services in crisis and non-crisis situations to most needy orphans, widows, destitute, irrespective of race, religion, culture, creed and geographical boundary.

Learners need to focus on learning and not on hunger, that’s what Al-Imdaad Foundation is advocating in all schools, especially primary schools.

Every school day, the foundation goes to schools and serves porridge that is formulated by food technologists, dieticians and nutritional experts to give necessary nutriment. One of the schools they went to on Wednesday October 15 was Crown Reef Primary School in Mayfair.

Project administration in Gauteng Mohamed Chodree said though they are the disaster relief organisation, they are involved in several other projects, including ‘Make Breakfast Possible’. This is a project funded by volunteers and businessmen in the community.

“We are operational on 65 countries in the world. In South Africa we have five reginal offices, one in Joburg South, Ormonde. Many Schools’ feeding schemes serve breakfast during the first recess, which is about two hours into the school day. With us, we accommodate the learners before the assembly bell and it makes it easier for learners to get a nutritional start to their day ”, explained Mr Chodree.

The school’s principal, Mrs Saphia Latiff, welcomed the generous gestures from Al-Imdaad foundation. She said, “Early breakfast is good for our learners, it made them settle well in class. Every morning at 07:00 sharp we serve breakfast, thanks to Al-Imdaad Foundation. This puts a smile on the faces of our learners, some even took three bowls. We encourage other organisations to follow suit.” Madinga Kenene, a grade one learner at the school, said the porridge is delicious and he loves it.