IRTIQA Winter Charity Drive

“The fastest way to change society is to mobilise the women of the world.”Philosopher and diplomat, Charles Malik.

The incredible women of IRTIQA Magazine have mobilised efforts to make a difference and play their part in changing the world. Led by founder and editor Nadia Cassim, the ladies teamed up with TL Modiri, an NPO in the Eldorado Park area, which feeds over 500 men, women and children every week throughout the year. The aim of this collaboration was to distribute essential groceries, bulk food items, blankets and clothing to families in need.

On 28 May 2018, food parcels and blankets were allocated to families with young children, while items of clothing were distributed to all needy recipients. Overall, approximately R10 000 worth of goods were donated to the community.


Extraordinary women like Jamila Cassim generously contributed a large number of blankets and food items, and organisations such as the African Centre for Biodiversity made commendable grocery donations towards the project. People from all walks of life came together to assist a community in need, radiating the Ubuntu spirit that South Africa is famous for.

TL Modiri continues with their charitable operations on a weekly basis, even though the coordinators themselves do not stem from high-income households. IRTIQA appeals to the public to assist them by providing bulk food items such as:

  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Meat (halaal)
  • Samp
  • Tinned Fish, etc.

There’s nothing as gratifying and humbling as feeding someone who had no idea where their next meal would come from. As we look across our own abundant dinner tables each evening, spare a thought for those who have bare cupboards, vacant fridges and empty plates. We have so much to offer, all we need to do now, is give.


For more information on IRTIQA Magazine’s projects, contact Nadia Cassim on 082 424 6191 or email

To assist with TL Modiri projects, contact Natalie George on 082 883 7620.