Eid akhni for families

2017-07-04 06:02

The Kensington Street Committee Neighbourhood Watch prepared eight pots of akhni to feed needy families of Factreton, Kensington, Hanover Park, Ruyterwacht, Hanover Park and Helderstroom Prison on the eve of Eid last Sunday.

The pots – enough for 200F of food – were prepared at Hidayatul Islam Primary School and handed to community leaders to ­distribute.

Spokesperson Mogamat Nordien says: “Every year since our inception the Kensington Street Committee Neighbourhood Watch has been running this successful ­programme.”

He says the programme started with a prayer by local religious leader Shiekh Abdullah Awaldien of Hidayatul Islam mosque.

Zainulabideen van de Schyff, secretary of the neighbourhood watch, says though their primary focus is to help the police in preventing and eradicating crime, they also believe in addressing the needs of their ­community.

He says they have received positive response from some of the families that received the akhni.

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