A total of 40 students will receive their diplomas at the skills training graduation ceremony of the Cape Flats Development Association (Cafda) Centre in Knole Park on Friday 1 November.Muslim Hands in affiliation with Cafda trains and develops individuals who reside in impoverished communities with the basic skill of welding, electrical and plumbing.“On Monday 30 September the 40 students embarked on these programmes over a period of one year. The programme enables learners to practice the basics and act as an entry-level in these fields. The goal of the programme is to provide development and employment opportunities for the underprivileged individuals,” says Aisha Adams, media coordinator of Muslim Hands. Muslim Hands South Africa is an international aid agency and non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in South Africa in 1996. The agency has worked in over 50 countries and has over 30 field offices. “We work closely with our partners and offices on the ground and are therefore able to distribute aid in an effective, efficient and transparent manner and make an impact in the communities we work in. We are passionate about working beyond the provision of immediate relief, towards supporting communities over the long-term and are dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty around the world,” she says.Muslim Hands SA partnered with Cafda in 2018 to deliver skills training programmes in plumbing, electrical and welding. “As the sponsor of these programmes, Muslim Hands has worked closely with the selection of these individuals to ensure deserving individuals benefit from these programmes. This also means that these programmes are fully paid for by Muslim Hands.“The programmes have been designed for entrepreneurial opportunities for underprivileged individuals who cannot afford tuition fees, and allows the students to either seek entry-level employment or are able to start their own small business in these respective fields,” Adams says.In addition, Cafda also provides the learners with a job readiness programme to further support potential employment.“This is our third partnership with Cafda who has proven to deliver over and above, with many success stories that came from the previous groups. Their mission is to provide a range of social, welfare and development programmes and services that promote stable family and community life,” she says.V Find out more on muslimhands.org.za or call 021 633 6413.