What is this bursary about?
Purple Bandage Members are passionate about empowerment, and the best way to empower the youth is through education. With that in mind, Purple Bandage has embarked on their latest project. The aim is to help successful candidates to receive a well-rounded, holistic education. This is the first ever School Bursary opportunity valid for the 2019 academic year.
The Purple Bandage team officially welcomed the riders at the entrance of Roshnee, together with a delegation from the Mayoral commitee, and a number of educational institutions including iTutor students, and Roshnee residents. The procession then headed towards the Roshnee Islamic School where Purple Bandage along with other groups, including the Roshnee Islamic School, VMWF, and Roshnee Primary School and held an informative event. The Guest of honour was the Mayor, who pledged his support for the campaign. Purple Bandage is a proud partner of the initiative to donate 9 bicycles, and boxes of libaray books to the campaign. Azhar Vadhi accepted a number of donations from the Roshnee community. The Roshnee event was headed by Miriam Chamda who handed over the books to the #Riding4SAeducation Team
The campiagn got off to a rolling start from the border town Musina in the Limpopo province. Two cyclists and directors at Salaam Foundation, Azhar Vadi and Zaheer Pahad the first leg of their journey reaching Louis Trichard in just over five hours. They plan to cycle a total of 3000km finally ending at Cape Point in the Western Cape.
There's no denying the SPEED BUMPS have slowed us down, we might as well make the ride scenic...There's no denying the SPEED BUMPS have slowed us downThere's no denying the SPEED BUMPS have slowed us down, we might as well make the ride scenic. There's no denying the SPEED BUMPS have slowed us downThere's no denying the SPEED BUMPS have slowed us downThere's no denying the SPEED BUMPS have slowed us down
A lovely opportunity to earn continuous reward by sponsoring a shady fruit-bearing tree.
We are embarking on a journey to turn Roshnee into a beautiful green oasis and we need your help
The benefits of more trees are vast, and among these benefits are the important ones such as:
●Trees clean the air,
●They provide oxygen,
●Trees will help cool down our town,
●They help save water
●They are beautiful markers of changing seasons.
●Trees will attract more diverse bird and insect life, and most importantly,
Winter: shorter days, longer nights.. For many of our people out there, this is the time of year that they dread the most due to their inability to be able to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and warm from the fast-dropping temperatures... And so, it's that time of the year again for us to open our hearts and help to warm bodies and win hearts! Purple Bandage has embarked on its yearly #WinterWarmYourHeartCampaign.
Help us to help others by sponsoring a blanket for just R70.
By the grace of the Almighty and with YOUR generosity, over 2000 blankets have been distributed over the last two years to 2000 needy souls. This means 2000 more people have been able to keep warm because of you! Help us to help many more people this year.
Blankets will be distributed to needy recipients in and around the Vaal area.
Deadline: Friday 27 May 2016
Banking details are as follows:
"No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself"-Bukhari & Muslim.PURPLE BANDAGE on behalf of the ROSHNEE community has joined CWF and Fiza in their "Heart of a Muslimah Abaya & Kurta Drive"We urge you to donate your gently worn abayas and kurtas that will be distributed to eligible men, women and children.Kindly place the abaya / kurta in a zip lock bag with the size marked on the top OR present it as you would normally do an Eid gift with ribbons and bows, etc. Drop off at 35 Asir Crescent, Roshnee.
For more info regarding the drive in Roshnee, please contact:Farhana Safi 0839661936 | Radiyah Saloojee 0837752239
Please Note: Strictly No Cash.
Deadline for gifting and distribution before Eid: 7th Ramadhaan
The Purple Bandage team along with Al Imdaad Foundation returned recently from a trip to the Turkish and Syrian border. The group included businessman, individuals from other organisations,a representative from Al Imdaad Foundation and Purple Bandage who simultaneously describe this trip as a humbling and traumatic experience.
"Witnessing the conditions that our muslim brothers, sisters and children of Syria are facing on a day to day basis just for Survival brings tears to ones eyes, and this is just the condition of the refugees who fled to Turkey. The question that lingers in ones mind is what and how much worse off is the conditon of the innocent civilians that are left inside Syria?" , expressed one of the team members
Volunteers from Roshnee, including members of Purple Bandage, hosted the Open Day at the Mandela Clinic in the Tumahole township in Parys on the 3rd April 2016 in Free State. Premier Ace Magashule addressed the community members on the services available at the newly renovated clinic. The Clinic has partnered with the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) to bring basic medical services to the community.
Media Review Network (MRN), express deepest appreciation to Purple Bandage for its donation of Palestine T-shirts to Media Review Network (MRN). The T-shirts, along with the book Why Israel?, will form part of an educational pack that is distributed free of charge to disadvantaged students at Palestine workshops that we regularly conduct around the country. T-shirts and other paraphernalia form an integral part of building solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Another Batch of T-shirts were donated to BDS - as part of the PSA fun walk Campaign.
PB together with RNW is helping Roshnee go green. Pb has donated a number of trees to RNW. These trees form part of the greening Roshnee project of RNW. This project of RNW includes the veggie garden project. This forms part of RNW inititative to grow produce to help feed impoverished families in the area.
Humanitarian aid has no boundries
With the onslaught of social media messages about a destitue family from Wiellers farm who hadlost their shack due to a fire, The Purple Bandage team made it their responsibility to respond urgently. This was all in keeping with the teams motto: Healing Humanity.
PB was the first NPO to respond and upon assessment, the team decided to rebuild the lives of this family by purchasing a new shack and collecting much needed essentials such as clothing, toiletries and basic neccesities
Members of the Purple Bandage team recently returned from their visit to Jordan. The trip was described by members as a milestone for the growing organization as well as an eye opener to the bigger world outside of our Sunny South Africa.
On its first ever humanitarian trip abroad, the team embarked on a 4-day trip to the blessed land of Shaam, expecting the worse at the Jordanian boarder due to recent events in and around Shaam. Alhamdullilah, by the mercy of Allah, Purple Bandage members passed through border control and entered AMMAN.
On Wednesday 01 July 2015, Purple Bandage hosted an Eid Card making cardmaking initiative in Roshnee. The event took place at the Roshnee Sports Centre and at the cost of R20 (that included all stationery, the card and a balloon) children were able to make a card for Palestine. For the past few years CWF (Caring Womens Forum) has been sending eid cards and gifts to children in Palestine. Other towns and organisations joinined hands with with them in ensuring this project is seen to fruition.
Earlier in May 2015 , the Purple Bandage team provided these young Sharpeville pre-schoolers with stationery packs and toys. The Purple Bandage team is hoping to start a long-term relationship with the school, to uplift and empower learners and their families. Sharpville community is one of the areas earmarked by the team to provide empowerment and growth opportunities in the future. It is hoped that businesses will partner with the team to help realise this. Investing in our younger generation is fundametnal to our success as a nation.
Social responsibility and empowerment; these are the hallmarks of the various aims of the NPC, Purple Bandage. The groups latest efforts witnessed another successful blanket drive in Tshepong, south of Johannesburg on the 29 May. This is part of a bigger umbrella campaign called “Winter Warm your Heart Campaign”. Plans for hamper distributions and soup kitchens are in the pipeline too.Purple Bandage members accompanied by a support team consisting of school children, parents, teachers, and businessmen distributed over 600 blankets on this day alone. A further 500 blankets are being distributed by the team to other needy people in the Vaal area.