The Durban textile industry absorbs thousands of new employees a year and many without skills cannot take advantage of the vacancies that are available.
In February this year Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre initiated the ‘Fashion & Design Course’ – a skills based course directed to train both females and males to be self-employed and/or be employable in the textile industry.
The course is coordinated by Sheikh Ishaaq Kasim and is presented at a venue in Marianhill.
The course began on 18 February with an enrolment of 10 applicants - 6 females and 4 males - and by 30 March 8 applicants completed the course and 5 received their certificates on Monday 15 April 2019 while the remaining two applicants are continuing with an advanced ‘Designing’ course and hope to qualify by the end of May, Insha Allah.
Alhamdulillah, all five students who completed their course have already found employment in the textile industry.