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Green Verses, Ramadan 2016 – Prophets, Nature, Quran

Our #GDRamadan series for 2016 focused on aspects of nature that feature in the stories of our Prophets (Peace be upon them). From animals to trees, miracles to punishments, inshaAllah you will find this journey through the Quran a naturally blessed one! May Allah SWT give us the ability to draw closer to the Sunnah of the Prophets, especially the sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace be upon him), in all aspects of our lives, aameen.

For those who would like to print this series as flashcards for their children, please feel free to do so. Print only when needed, and only laminate if you are certain you would like to use the series for a long, long time. Plastic takes centuries to decompose.

The series can be downloaded in two parts as pdf documents:

– Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, portrait orientated graphics

– Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, landscape orientated graphics

For teachers in particular, extra text (hashtags and contact details) have been removed from the posters. These edited documents can be downloaded in two parts as pdf documents:

– Text minimalised: Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, portrait orientated graphics

– Text minimalised: Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, landscape orientated graphics

#ProphetsNatureQuran #Ramadan2016 #Ramadan1437 #GreenVerses

If you are having issues downloading the series, please drop an email to schools@greendeensa.org or research@greendeensa.org, and we will email them through to you, Insha’Allah.

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 0, Introduction

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 0, Introduction

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 1, Prophet Adam AS and his creation from clay

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 1, Prophet Adam AS and his creation from clay

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 2, Prophet Adam AS and Hawwa (Eve) AS's first abode was the gardens of Paradise

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 2, Prophet Adam AS and Hawwa (Eve) AS’s first abode was the gardens of Paradise

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 3, Habil, Qabil, the crows, and the first burial on earth

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 3, Habil, Qabil, the crows, and the first burial on earth

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 4, Prophet Nuh AS and the massive flood

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 4, Prophet Nuh AS and the massive flood

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 5, Prophet Nuh AS, the animals, and the ark

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 5, Prophet Nuh AS, the animals, and the ark

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 6, Prophet Hud AS, the people of Aad, and the roaring, wind storm

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 6, Prophet Hud AS, the people of Aad, and the roaring, wind storm

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 7, Prophet Salih AS, the people of Thamud, and the she-camel

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 7, Prophet Salih AS, the people of Thamud, and the she-camel

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 8, Prophet Ibrahim AS and observing the sun, moon and stars

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 8, Prophet Ibrahim AS and observing the sun, moon and stars

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 9, Prophet Ibrahim AS and being thrown into the huge fire

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 9, Prophet Ibrahim AS and being thrown into the huge fire

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 10, Prophet Ibrahim AS, Prophet Ismail AS, and the ram

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 10, Prophet Ibrahim AS, Prophet Ismail AS, and the ram

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 11, Prophet Yusuf AS, the well, and the wolf

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 11, Prophet Yusuf AS, the well, and the wolf

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 12, Prophet Yusuf AS, the dream, and the agricultural-financial affairs of Eqypt

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 12, Prophet Yusuf AS, the dream, and the agricultural-financial affairs of Eqypt

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 13, Prophet Shuaib AS, the people of Madyan, cheating, and causing corruption on the earth

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 13, Prophet Shuaib AS, the people of Madyan, cheating, and causing corruption on the earth

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 14, Prophet Musa AS, the chest, and the river Nile

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 14, Prophet Musa AS, the chest, and the river Nile

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 15, Prophet Musa AS and helping the two sisters at the watering hole

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 15, Prophet Musa AS and helping the two sisters at the watering hole

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 16, Prophet Musa AS and the series of punishments

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 16, Prophet Musa AS and the series of punishments

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 17, Prophet Musa AS, striking the rock, and the twelve streams

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 17, Prophet Musa AS, striking the rock, and the twelve streams

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 18, Prophet Shamweel AS, King Talut, and the test of not drinking too much water

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 18, Prophet Shamweel AS, King Talut, and the test of not drinking too much water

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 19, Prophet Dawud AS, and praising and glorifying Allah SWT with the mountains and birds

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 19, Prophet Dawud AS, and praising and glorifying Allah SWT with the mountains and birds

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 20, Prophet Dawud AS, Prophet Sulaiman AS, and the case of the livestock and crops

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 20, Prophet Dawud AS, Prophet Sulaiman AS, and the case of the livestock and crops

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 21, Prophet Sulaiman AS, his marching armies, and the ants

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 21, Prophet Sulaiman AS, his marching armies, and the ants

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 22, Prophet Sulaiman AS, Queen Bilqis and the hoopoe bird

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 22, Prophet Sulaiman AS, Queen Bilqis and the hoopoe bird

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 23, Prophet Yunus AS and the big fish

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 23, Prophet Yunus AS and the big fish

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 24, Prophet Ayyub AS and the healing waters

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 24, Prophet Ayyub AS and the healing waters

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 25, Prophet Uzair AS, the long sleep, the preserved fruit, and the resurrected donkey

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 25, Prophet Uzair AS, the long sleep, the preserved fruit, and the resurrected donkey

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 26, Prophet Zakariya AS, Prophet Maryam AS, and the fresh fruits from Allah SWT

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 26, Prophet Zakariya AS, Prophet Maryam AS, and the fresh fruits from Allah SWT

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 27, Maryam AS and the birth of Prophet Isa AS under a palm tree and next to a stream

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 27, Maryam AS and the birth of Prophet Isa AS under a palm tree and next to a stream

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 28, Prophet Muhammad SAW, the first revelation of Quran, and the cave of Hira

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 28, Prophet Muhammad SAW, the first revelation of Quran, and the cave of Hira

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 29, Prophet Muhammad SAW, and the cutting and burning of the orchards of the Banu Nadir

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 29, Prophet Muhammad SAW, and the cutting and burning of the orchards of the Banu Nadir

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 30, Prophet Muhammad SAW and The Pledge of Ridwan under the acacia tree

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 30, Prophet Muhammad SAW and The Pledge of Ridwan under the acacia tree

 

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 31, Khaleefatul Aard, Caretakers of the Earth

Prophets Nature and Quran, Green Deen South Africa, 31, Khaleefatul Aard, Caretakers of the Earth

Green Deen South Africa at the Living Faith Camp, Brits, 2015

– FH Ragie, 2015-12-17

Over the past weekend I was gifted the opportunity of mentoring youth at the Living Faith Camp that took place in Brits. These camps are hosted by the Living Faith Project (http://www.livingfaithproject.org/) and are aimed at reviving faith in the hearts and minds of younger Muslims by equipping them with the understanding of Islam. The camp makes use of mentorship models, workshops and fun activities that are all run on the clock of salaah in Jamaah (congregation), dhikr sessions and tasty meals. It was a space to learn, to form bonds of friendship, to be inspired, and to be at peace at being a Muslim – for both campers and mentors. Self-identity workshops, social activism sessions, eating watermelon, dhikr sessions, bonfire reflections, and hearing Athaan in the middle of the bush on a night hike, were just some of the activities at this camp that have left me humbled and energised.

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I, on behalf of Green Deen South Africa, ran a session that encouraged the campers (and mentors) to get thinking green. The first part of the session was a drawing exercise. With a few clippings of branches, leaves and flowers, and some tree seeds and a few rocks, campers and mentors were asked to be observant of nature and Allah’s creations by drawing them. You would be surprised how crayons turn us all into excited kids!

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The second part of the workshop consisted of brainstorming around the concept of Green Masaajid and Madressahs in South Africa. The groups of campers, who were already divided according to age and gender, were first asked to role play different people on their masaajid committees: Chairperson, Imam/Islamic Scholar, Teacher, Parent, Youth, Caretaker, Treasurer- Finance, Community member and Adviser. This was aimed at exposing them to the difficulties of decision making as well as making them aware on how they need to consider the viewpoints of everyone in their community. Each group was tasked with one of six themes: Water, Energy & Transport, Plants & Animals, Waste & Recycling, Decoration & Design, Tarbiyyah (Education) & Community Empowerment.
It really was an inspiring workshop. May Allah SWT bless both the mentors and campers for their enthusiasm for this rather difficult task. Their artwork was beautiful! Their team spirit was energizing! And their presentations were intelligent, creative and professional! I really would like to thank the camp organisers (who do this without receiveing any rumenration), the mentors and the campers. May Allah SWT bless you all and take you from strength to strength. May Allah SWT make the Living Faith Project continue growing so that it can serve our Muslim girls and boys in South Africa.

As one of the helping staff in the kitchen said – we came, we prayed (in Jamaah) and the rains came!

If you would like to:

  • have a look at the Green Massajid workshop plan, please feel to drop us an email on info@greendeensa.org.
  • learn more about the Living Faith project including their different sessions hosted by mentors, please drop them an email on team@livingfaithproject.org. Their camps consists of spiritual building (salaah, dhikr, quraan, reflections), practical education sessions (self-identity, arts, social activism, history) and fun and games.

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#HiraHike reflection from an EarthWatcher, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg

#HiraHike reflection from an EarthWatcher, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg

This article was written by a an anonymouse sister who attended the #HiraHike hosted by the

Zinniaville Go Green team in Rustenburg. The team took a group of girls, boys and adults for a trip to the Kgaswane Nature Reserve on the 23 August 2015.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu

I pray that all is well with everybody. I would like to highlight our special trip to the Rustenburg Nature Reserve. For me, the trip was nothing out of the ordinary as I am a regular visitor. To join a group of amazing people was highlighted when their eagerness to explore the wilderness was so striking. To go out into nature is humbling. To witness the creation of Allah Subḥânahu wa ta’âlâ (The Exalted) in all it’s natural beauty is breathtaking and to engage the youth to appreciate this even more promising.

#HiraHike reflection from an EarthWatcher, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg 3Let me tell you something about going into the mountains; it is a place of absolute peace and serenity. A place where one finds solace in the soul. Once you are up there, all the stresses of life disappear for that time. I write this from my personal experience. Being faced with many challenges, I personally did a lot of soul searching and received lots of solace and answers from there.

Another thing I would like to bring to your attention is that almost all the Prophets ‘Alayhimus-salâm (Peace be upon them) received divine intervention in the mountains. Most of the Prophets  ‘Alayhimus-salâm (Peace be upon them) served as shepherds at some time in their lives. There was a purpose behind it. To find solace. To find Allah Subḥânahu wa ta’âlâ. Our Beloved Nabi Muhammad Şalla-Allâhu ‘alyhi wa sallam (Blessings and peace be upon him) was in the cave of Hira when Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala sent down the first revelation of “Iqraa”.

Coming back to our trip, it was a joy to see the eagerness of the kids. New friendships were formed,  kids brimmed with excitement as we climbed up the rocks and breathed in the essence of the view before us. Everyone was absorbed at the marvel that lay before them. Alhamdulillah. The Zikr on Surah Faatiha brought appreciation to ‘Ihadinas Siraatul Mustaqeem’. May Allah Subḥânahu wa ta’âlâ instil ‘Ihadinas Siraatul Mustaqeem’ firmly in our hearts. Aameen.

A big thank you to Aadil, Naazneen and Fatima from all who participated in the field trip. May Allah bless you abundantly and may this exercise grow from strength to strength. Aameen.

#HiraHike reflection from an EarthWatcher, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg 2

Green Week 2015 call-out: #TheQurbaniConnection

Since Green Deen South Africa started in 2013, there has been an annual #GreenDeen call-out for the first week of September (Arbour week). The theme in 2013 was on “Islam and the Environment”, while last year, 2014, was focused on the “War on Waste” call-out. The idea behind it is for individuals (parents, teachers, students, scholars, ulema) and organisations (schools, madressahs, masaajid, businesses, media and ulema organisations) to get thinking, take up the call and involved in their own capacity. We have provided the ideas and basic information, but we trust that you are the most capable change makers in what every you do and where ever you are based! May Allah SWT guide all our efforts and reward us abundantly on this Earth and in the Hereafter, Aameen.

The last month of the lunar Islamic calendar, Dhu-Al-Hijja, and the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid-ul-Adha, is almost upon us. This year, Green Deen Week (Monday 31st August to Sunday 6th September) is focusing on #TheQurbaniConnection. So…get reading and get connecting!

Read more:

 

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Think. Talk. Engage….and get back to us! #TheQurbaniConnection

The Humanitarian Project 2014: Lecture

  • Recommended for Friday, 19th September 2014
  • This lecture serves as an outline. Speakers, please do edit it to be appropriate for your audiences.

In the name of Allah (God), the most Gracious, the most Merciful

Praise be to Allah, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, and to Him belongs all the praise in the Hereafter. He is the All Wise, the All Aware. He knows all that goes into the earth and all that comes out of it; He knows all that comes down from the heavens and all that goes up to them. He is the Merciful, the Forgiving.” [Qur’an, 34:1-2]
I bear witness there is none worthy of worship besides Allah (swt) and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His final servant and messenger. May peace and blessing be upon Muhammad (saw), who was sent to us as a guide and in whom we have the best example to follow.

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Our livelihoods are all from Allah SWT

And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.” [Qur’an, 11:6]

One of the main aspects that Islam teaches is that whatever we own and earn on this planet is from Allah (swt). Allah (swt) reminds us in the Qur’an that he has established us on this earth and made for us our living. He further admonishes us for not being grateful of what he has provided us with.

And We have certainly established you upon the earth and made for you therein ways of livelihood. Little are you grateful.” [Qur’an, 7:10]
A society in need of empowerment…
South Africans are well aware of the economic and social challenges facing our communities in our country. A combination of present and past social, economic and political issues are preventing many of our fellow citizens from escaping the “poverty trap”. Awareness and charity drives needs to be focused on educating and empowering our citizens to be self-sufficient and leaders in their communities, instead of them being continuously reliant on a handout charity system.

Be Charitable… empower with your charity!

Indeed, in Islam, being charitable is an act of worship, an act rewarded. Helping one’s fellow humans is a deed cherished. Allah (swt) warns us of being miserly over and over again, e.g. in Surah Yaseen He tells us:
And when it is said to them, “Spend from that which Allah has provided for you,” those who disbelieve say to those who believe, “Should we feed one whom, if Allah had willed, He would have fed? You are not but in clear error.” [Qur’an, 36:47]

Another aspect where we find guidance in the Sunnah is to empower with our charity. Hereunder follows a story where the Prophet Muhammad (saw) helped equip a man who was in difficult times into earning his own living.
Anas ibn-Malek (RA) narrated, “A man from the Ansar came to ask the Prophet (SAWS) for charity. The Prophet asked about what he has at home, and the man said that he has some fabric which they use to wear sometimes and other times to sit on. The Prophet instructed him to bring it over. Then he asked if any of his companions would like to purchase the fabric. A man offered to buy it for one Dirham. The Prophet asked for a higher price, until a man offered two Dirhams for it. The Prophet took the money and gave it to the poor man. The Prophet told him to buy food for his family with one Dirham and to use the other to buy and axe-head and bring it back to him. The Prophet then tied a handle to the axe-head and asked the man to use it in cutting wood, then selling it. And so the man went to cut wood and began to sell it. He collected ten Dirhams which he used for food and clothes. The Prophet (SAWS) said to the man, ‘This is better than asking for charity which you will be asked about on the Day of Judgment. Asking charity is permissible for only three cases; extreme poverty, paying off a large fine, or for paying blood-money in case of killing someone by mistake.” [Abu-Dawood, Hadith no. 1641 and ibn-Majah, Hadith no. 2198]

A society with a waste problem…
South Africa’s population and use of resources has increased drastically over the last decade with serious consequences for our waste management. We generate more than 108 million tonnes of waste a year (over 100 000 kg) – with only 10% of that being recycled. From hazardous chemical waste to compostable kitchen waste, our present habits and infrastructure practices are filling up limited landfill space with dangerous waste too quickly. We are producing too much waste, we are recycling too little and reusing even less. Our government has mandated waste management as one of the critical areas it needs to address in terms of service delivery and sustainability.

Waste and clean ups in Islam
Allah (swt) warns us in the Qur’an that he does not love those who waste.
O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah does not love the wasters.” [Qur’an, 7:31]
Furthermore, cleaning up waste and respecting the beautiful creations of Allah SWT is considered an act of reward.
Removing harmful things from the road is an act of charity (sadaqah).” [Bukhari, Hadith no 2989; Ibn Majah, Hadith no. 3683]
MSA Union’s The Humanitarian Project: Repurposing waste, making livelihoods, empowering people
The MSA Union has re-launched their Humanitarian project this year, emphasising the “waste-into-livelihoods” aspect. What is particularly good about repurposing waste to create livelihoods is that the means of reward is many fold – reducing waste, empowering people, creating sustainable jobs.

This project, while simply starting the awareness around the issue, must be taken by us in future as an opportunity to both think and do. This is an opportunity to ‘declutter’ our households, take account and thus benefit from the consequent pscychological and emotional well being benefits. Its an opportunity for us to see opportunities of pursuing livelihoods and innovation in the waste industry, serving the creator by serving both His human and non-Human creatures.

Allah (swt) tells us in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:
It is He (Allah) who has appointed you khaleefa (stewards) in the earth…that He (Allah) may try you in what He has given you.” [Qur’an, 6:165]
May Allah (swt) guide our intentions and actions, forgive our shortcomings, strengthen us and accept all our actions from us, no matter how small. Aameen


Pushing you down our repurposing waste story – further links:

  • The Humanitarian Project 2014: Repurposing Waste
  • The MSA Union manual (in pdf format) that is sent out to help campuses prepare.
  • An example of a lecture that highlights the importance of empowering people and reducing our waste in Islam. It is requested that the lecture be delivered on campuses on Friday, 19th September (this article).

 

The Humanitarian Project 2014: Repurposing Waste

#THP2014, 15th-21st September 2014

The Union of Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) and Green Deen South Africa, in conjunction with SANZAF, are pleased to announce the national MSA flagship week – “The Humanitarian Project 2014: Repurposing Waste”. #THP2014 will be taking place from the 15-21 September 2014 (coinciding with South Africa’s National Waste Week), InshaAllah (God Willing).

The project is aimed at creating mass student involvement while educating and empowering both students and disadvantaged communities to turn waste into wealth. From collecting second-hand clothing to help disadvantaged traders start business, to upcycling waste into cool novelties on campuses, it really is a flagship project not to be missed! National campus will be having activities and awareness drives around recycling, reusing, upcycling, education and empowerment. Stay tuned for more details.

Pushing you down our repurposing waste story – further links:

  • The Humanitarian Project 2014: Repurposing Waste (this article)
  • The MSA Union manual (in pdf format) that is sent out to help campuses prepare.
  • An example of a lecture that highlights the importance of empowering people and reducing our waste in Islam. It is requested that the lecture be delivered on campuses on Friday, 19th September.


THPgeneralOfficial Statement
The Humanitarian Project: Repurposing Waste

The Union of Muslim Students’ Association (MSA Union of South Africa) and Green Deen South Africa, in conjunction with SANZAF, takes great pleasure in announcing the National Flagship Project for 2014 – The Humanitarian Project: Repurposing Waste. This initiative follows projects such as the Ramadan Humanitarian Project (RHP), Project IQRA and last year’s Humanitarian Project. MSA takes the view that we should make a sustainable contribution towards underprivileged communities in South Africa. We should strive as a society to empower people and overcome poverty. We also aim to create mass student involvement and raise awareness on our campuses.Poster local advertiser

About The Humanitarian Project:
The Humanitarian Project is MSA’s flagship project. A flagship project aims to fulfil the
following objectives:

  • Student involvement on a mass scale
  • To fulfil a social need
  • To encourage social development and eradicate social apathy
  • To be replicable across campuses
  • To be edgy and address current needs and hypes

This project builds on last year’s project where a second hand clothing collection was conducted on some South African campuses and communities and then given to identified entrepreneurs to sell. This year we incorporate this aspect of empowerment of entrepreneurs under a broad banner of ‘Repurposing Waste’ projects. This has arisen from a collaboration between the Union of Muslim Students’ Association and it’s initiative Green Deen South Africa, in conjunction with SANZAF.thpboxblank

Items that will be collected are: second hand clothing, electronic waste and upcycling material. Collection boxes will be placed at campuses around the country. The recipients of the second hand clothing will be people identified by SANZAF, who will also liaise with the recognised recipients. The recipients will receive training and support by SANZAF, which will ensure continuity and success of the project. Additionally campuses can choose to raise awareness by upcycling waste into cool novelties on campuses, collecting electronic waste for recycling and raising awareness on the importance of repurposing waste.

This project is envisioned upon an eradication of social apathy, replacing it with social development. It goes far beyond the realms of charity work, in that we aim to empower underprivileged people with the opportunity to start businesses of their own as well as educate people about the importance of repurposing waste. The project will be rolled out by MSA chapters across South Africa in campuses in Gauteng, North West, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape by a team of dedicated individuals.

For more information like our Facebook pages ‘The Humanitarian Project’, ‘Green Deen Campaign South Africa’ and ‘MSA Union’, follow @MSA_Union and @MSA_GreenDeen on twitter or go to the website http://greendeen.msa.org.za/

Statement issued by Nasreen Hamdulay, Head of Community and Social Outreach at MSA Union of South Africa and Fatima Ragie, Project Manager at Green Deen South Africa
– Nasreen Hamdulay: nasreen.hamdulay@gmail.com/ 072 897 7850
– Fatima Ragie: fhragie@gmail.com/ 076 258 5251