“Everything has to be growth focused…” one of the many valuable lessons learned at our JEQ 50 Years celebration and motivational workshop held on Saturday, 17 August 2019. The motivational workshop was attended by all Jam ‘Eyyatul Qurra’ staff including the board members. The aim of the workshop was to inform the staff of the JEQ 50 Years celebration week programme and to get everyone present motivated and focused for the months leading up to the celebration week and beyond.
The session started with an opening dua and the official welcome by Sheikh Bassier Benjamin (CEO). This was followed by an activity facilitated by Mr. Anwar van der Schyff (HR Chairman) where staff had to participate in a fun quiz exercise on the information of the 50 Years celebration week. Mr. Shreef Abass (Chairman) spoke to the rich history of JEQ, the commitment and consistent efforts of the early pioneers and the importance of one of the key principles of JEQ, Ta’awun (teamwork).
The workshop culminated with an electrified motivational talk by the eminent Dr. Imraan Choonara, director of Africa Muslims Agency. Dr. Choonara’s talk focused on the fundamentals of personal excellence, cultivating a growth mindset, taking personal responsibility for your life and the importance and impact of reading. The session was officially closed off with a summation of the days events by Mr. Shahied Dollie (Vice Chairman) and the closing dua by Sheikh Suleiman Benjamin.
Jam ‘Eyyatul Qurra’ management and staff would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Imraan Choonara for the lasting positive impact he has made on us all through living his purpose of “inspiring personal growth and excellence” Alhamdulillah