The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Islamia College Cape
Town Trust (ICCTT) on Saturday signed an agreement at IDB
Headquarters for funding a new teacher training facility in Cape
Town, South Africa.
The granting of US$ 350 Thousand by
the IDB, as per the agreement, comes in continuation of the Bank’s
relentless efforts in implementing its ambitious mandate for
promoting human development in its member countries as well as
Muslim communities in non-member countries.
Under the agreement signed between
IDB Vice-President, H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Al Hinai and founder and
director of the ICCTT, Maulana Dr. Ali Adam, the IDB shall provide
the Islamia College Cape Town Trust with a US$ 350 Thousand grant
to construct a three storey building housing 10 lecture halls, a
modern library, six state-of –the –art labs and a (240-seat)
auditorium as well as other facilities with a total built up area
of four thousand square meters on a 3.35 hectares of land.
The facility shall provide access to
Undergraduate Teacher Training to (360) students including “Ulema”
and to research and production of teaching and learning material
in Arabic Language for Islamic Studies of Muslim Schools.
The Islamia College Cape Town Trust already manages and
accommodates (1500) students in primary and high schools for both
girls and boys in addition to a vocational training institute.
Dr. Ali Adam is a graduate of Nadwatul Ulema, India, and a Ph.D.
holder from Gloucestershire University, UK, and has long been a
member of the international advisory board to develop authentic
Islamic Studies Literature for Muslim schools.