SCHOOLS & TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
The Hajee A.M. Lockhat Trust identified the link to a brighter future for all by ensuring that the under privileged were given a stepping stone to success, as far back as 1948. This stepping stone to success was in the form of major donations towards the construction of numerous schools in previously disadvantaged communities. These schools were then handed to the Department of Education. Contributions are as follows:
UNIVERSITIES / TECHNIKONS ASSISTED BY THE HAJEE AHMED MAHOMED LOCKHAT:
UNIVERSITY OF KWA ZULU NATAL:
- Contributed to the University of Durban Westville and in appreciation the Cafeteria Building was named after Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat.
CATO MANOR TECHNICAL COLLEGE
- The Trust built jointly with the Cato Manor Technical College, the Lockhat block of 5 classrooms at the Cato Manor Technical College, Durban alongside the Arnold Zulman Block Building. The official opening of this building was on 24th April 2002.
Schools Built By The Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat Wakuff
- The Mcothoyi High School in Umgababa, rural area South Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal. This was the first school built by the Trust.
- The Hajee A.M. Lockhat Commercial School in Umbumbulu, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Mhlabumzima M.I. Paruk School in Richmond District, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The M.I. Paruk Lower Primary School in Wosiyana, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Hawa Paruk Higher Primary School in Wosiyana, in the rural area of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Lockhat Lower Primary School in District Ndwedwe, in the rural area of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Lockhat Higher Primary School next to the Lower Primary School in District Ndwedwe, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Lockhat Secondary/ High School.
- The Silwane Lower Primary School in District Ndwedwe, in the rural area of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Suleman Patel Higher Primary School in Ndwedwe, to augment Silwane.
- The Suleman Patel Secondary School to complement the Lower Primary School.
- The Suleman Patel High School to complete the Secondary Primary School.
- The Zulekha Paruk Secondary School in Egweni, Ndwedwe Area, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Mariam Patel Lower Primary School in Khanyane District, Ndwedwe in the rural area of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- The Lockhat Women’s Training Centre in Galele, District Inanda, for women and officially opened on 2 November 1997 by the then Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
- The Ismail Lockhat CP School in Pomeroy, Midlands, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
- Established the Crescent Girl’s High School in Parlock, Durban to empower women. The school is registered with the Department of Education.
- Established the Al-Azhar School of Durban as a joint venture with the Department of Education and the Egyptian Governments Al-Azhar University.
- The Ebrahim Lockhat Secondary School in Nqutu, Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, built in conjunction with the Department of Education and Culture.
The Trust has also assisted in building either a classroom or a wing to:
- Empusheni Combined Primary School – Isipingo Rail, South Coast, KZN.
- Ewushwinin Combined Primary School – Kwadinabakuba, South Coast, KZN.
- Ithenjane Combined Primary School – Mfume, South Coast, KZN.
- Madundubala Combined Primary School – Mfume, South Coast, KZN.
- Has contributed towards the establishing of many Religious Centres in South Africa and still maintains and assists with operational expenses for 3 Religious/Community Centres.
- The complex of the Suleman Patel Schools which was originally started with the Silwane Lower Primary Schools – to which was added the Suleman Patel Higher Primary, then the Secondary School and finally the High School Building.
- About 5km away from the complex is the Mariam Patel BC School.
- Donations made to Mangosuthu Technikon.
- Donations made to Natal University.
- Donation to the Indian Centenary Trust which gives out bursaries.
- The establishment of a Training Centre and ABET College in Durban Central to empower people in the community and also to encourage the under privileged and indigenous to be involved in Nursery, Pre-school and Readiness programs as well as to assist towards community upliftment through Social and Cultural activities.
RURAL SCHOOLS OUTREACH PROGRAMME
In June of 2003, when the MEC for education threw down a challenge for better performing schools to link up & assist less privileged and under performing schools, the Hajee A.M. Lockhat Trust took up this challenge wholeheartedly. The challenge of assisting other schools became a project that was to be called the ‘IEOSA OUTREACH PROGRAMME’, which was officially launched by the Minister himself at the Crescent Hall on 18th August 2003.
The objective of the project being to:
– Uplift the standard of education in underperforming schools.
– Assist in the twinning of better performing schools with the underperforming schools to improve the quality of teaching and thereby the matric pass rate.
– Co-ordinate extra tuition for matric learners of underperforming schools.
Present at the ‘IEOSA OUTREACH PROGRAMME’ were Senior representatives from the Department Of Education, Consulate Generals, Community Leaders, the Business sector, Principals & representatives of schools, members and staff of the Hajee Ahmed Mohamed Lockhat Trust.
Three schools were identified by the Department of Education, namely, the Mcothoyi High School, the Suleman Patel High School and the Lockhat High school which were recorded as underperforming schools by the Department of Education and needed urgent assistance. The Trust, which financially assists the Crescent Girls’ High School, used the expertise from this school to partner principals, educators and learners at the 3 afore mentioned schools.