Letter from Ahmed Kathrada for Iqra school ... The first verses of the Qur'aan revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) were: “Iqra," or in English, "Read". "Read in the name of your Lord who created,
Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood,
Read, and your Lord is the most Generous,
Who taught by the pen,
Taught man that which he knew not.” I mention this verse, not only because Iqra School is named after it, but because of the emphasis it places on acquiring knowledge.
Education has always been fundamental to the development of society. In South Africa, the possibility of a more equitable country, free of poverty, lies in education.
It is for this reason that I would encourage viewers to generously donate to Iqra Ahmed Kathrada School, which caters for children, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Your contribution will not only make a difference in the life of an individual child, but on will also impact on the development of society as a whole. Investing in education, even once off, yields a lifetime of returns.
As a former president Nelson Mandela once said, 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Ahmed Kathrada #ahmedkathrada
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