Verulam Young Muslim Society. Serving the dis-advantaged communities of Verulam  in their Social, Welfare & Educational needs since 1918

Through the fantastic work carried out by staff a number of individuals have reverted to lslam from the outlying areas made up of primarily African Blacks. They have come and taken to lslam with great strides and this is evident in their commitment shown to improve themselves and their families.

 

Alhumdulillah, the Society has been able to run adult classes on Saturdays for male and female reverts at the Verulam Islamic School and at Waterloo. Seven educators have been employed to educate 100 students on a weekly basis.

 

Assistance is provided for the less fortunate in many forms via the Welfare Department.

 

This assistance could be in the form of payment for arrears in rental, lights or water. Cost of transportation for our students to the various Madrassahs, or for the elderly to clinics or hospitals.

Financing circumcision for babies, children and adults through the appropriate doctors. Assist individuals requiring medical care and hospitalization.

 

Financing self help schemes, acquiring a driver's license or a nursing diploma.

Alhumdulillah with the assistance of Almighty Allah Ta'ala the Verulam Young Muslim Society hopes to embark on a number of projects to assist the less fortunate and at the same time to help improve their quality of life and home conditions.

 

Build at least 30 houses per year for the poorest of the poor.

Build and establish an additional Jamaat Khaana (Musallah) facility at Ndwedwe and Waterloo.

Design and implement training courses for educators to ensure that the best educators are employed imparting Islamic knowledge. 0verall improvement to the Trenance Park facility

 
  • Attending to the Welfare and Social needs of the community.

  • Assistance with medical expenses.

  • Provision of hampers - monthly, Ramadhan and Eid.

  • Assisting with disaster relief in the local community or area.

  • lmparting of Islamic education.

  • Assisting with arrears for rental, lights and water.

  • Assisting families with funds to purchase new and existing homes.

  • Negotiating with government and NG0's on behalf of individuals.

  • Education funding for students at both the primary and secondary levels
    for Islamic and
    secular studies.

  • Funding of students at the private Verulam Islamic School.

  • Self help schemes for individuals.

  • Dawah to the local community.

  • Circumcision for Adults and children.

Our primary objectives:

Through the kind consideration of the Verulam Madrassah Koovathe lslam Trust the Society occupies premises at the Verulam Islamic School. The Society's office is the hub off all activities and programmes undertaken by the Society.

 

A committed band of volunteers shoulder the bulk of the responsibilities; however, with the Society making an indelible contribution over the years, in surrounding townships and rural communities, the Society has employed a full-time Administrative community coordinator to serve the growing demand from disadvantaged communities. Some of the communities serviced by the society are as follows:

 

Buffelsdraai, Roodekraans, Oakford, Canelands, Coniston, Hazelmere, Mahlabatini, Ndwedwe etc. The VYMS is the only registered organisation operating in these communities thus placing immense pressure on the society's organizational and financial resources.

 

To facilitate the activities of the society the organisation has three sub committees specializing in different operational aspects:

Operations:

Dawah:

Aid to the Destitute:

Future projects:

The V.Y.M.S. assists in funding learners at both the primary and secondary levels for Islamic and secular education. Learners are enrolled at the Verulam Islamic School and other public schools.

 

Funding is also provided for students wanting to further their Islamic education at Darul Uloom's or students pursuing tertiary education. Opportunities are offered to individuals wanting assistance towards any self help project or persons wanting to pursue a career in nursing.

Education:

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Attending to the Welfare and Social needs of the community

Welfare

Established in 1918 by the seniors of the town with aim of taking care of the various impoverished communities in and around Verulam. Situated at the Verulam Islamic School, the Verulam Young Muslim Society is managed by a committed team of volunteers.  

 

Initially only concentrating to the welfare of the community, we now have Maktabs and Musallahs around Verulam and surrounding areas. The Verulam Young Muslim Society relies on the humanitarian gestures and heartfelt contributions of the public.

Housing

The society has recognized the need for shelter. In view of this we have been focusing on constructing and renovating homes in the outlying areas.

Islamic education has been identified as the key to the future of our youth. Taking this into account with the help and guidance of our Ulama we started establishing Musallahs and Maktabs around Verulam and the surrounding areas.

 

All our Maktabs fall under the supervision of the Talimi Board system. All Ustaads and Muallimas attend ongoing classes for assessments and teaching skills.

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Providing monthly assistance to the needy in the form of basic groceries:

 

Hamper distribution:

 

Monthly 200 hampers are distributed.

 

Annually 1000 hampers are distributed during Ramadaan and Eid.

 

Attending to the welfare and social needs of the community.

 

Assisting with the medical expenses of the needy.