Local art centre gives hope to the youth
Bulwer road in Durban welcomes a new art centre which promises to uplift the lives of young people.
Where there once was a broken-down and unused building now lies a place for creativity and hope for the locals of the Glenwood area. The Iqraa Trust non-profit organization renovated the space to provide a safe haven for those in need.
Dr Youssef Baker, chairman of the Iqraa Trust said that they renovated the space with the purpose of using it for community development programmes, projects, e-learning seminars, computer skills, and workshops.
“We intend to use the place for schools if they want to hold any programmes for learners. We also have an arts and culture department where we have guitars and keyboard for music lessons,” said Dr Baker.
Dr Baker said that during this month they have managed to host seminars for learners to help them with maths, physics, and accounting skills. Students who attend these seminars also get a chance to hear some inspirational talks from experienced motivational speakers.
Asanda Dlamini, a grade 11 student who attends the seminars at the Iqraa centre said that she has received so much help from the programmes they provide.
“Ever since I started attending the centre I have been inspired to learn more and do better in my school work,” she said.