The Al Muntazir Schools have earned the reputation of constantly evolving and striving for excellence in the provision of quality of education to the children, regardless of age, gender, race or sect. For the past 30 years, the Al Muntazir Schools under the KSI Jamaat Central Board of Education have spread the light of education to children from the ages of 2.5 years to 18 years. Over the years, it has continued to expand and increase the spectrum of education by gradually starting with Nursery, to Primary to Secondary and then to A Levels.
The latest addition to the family of Al Muntazir was the Al Muntazir Special Education Needs School (AMSEN) that was taken over from the World Federation in 2013, since then the School has achieved greater accomplishments. AMSEN has not only managed, but also trained, educated and supported employment for many of its students who range in the special needs from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and many more.
On the occasion of WORLD AUTISM DAY annually celebrated on 2nd April to create awareness among the public about the children with special needs, especially those with autism, The Al Muntazir Special Education Needs School organized The Autism Awareness Walk on Sunday, 31st March 2019.
The main aim of this walk was to increase awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The walk was an inspirational and impactful opportunity to raise awareness to help change the future for all those who struggle with autism.
The occasion was graced by the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Jakaya Kikwete along with Mama Salma Kikwete, together with many other dignitaries from the Government, Embassies, the World Federation Representative, Africa Federation Office Bearers and from our KSI Jamaat Officials, Trustees and Community members.
The program started at the Al Muntazir Boys Primary School on Barack Obama Road with the recitation of some verses from the Holy Qur’an, followed by the National Anthem and Tanzania Song. From here, the walk commenced enroute to Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary, Charambe Street; where all the dignitaries, invited guests, together with general public of more than 2000 men, women and children, walked led by students and staff of the Al Muntazir Special Education Needs School.
After the walk, many participants gathered at the end point which was at the Al Muntazir Islamic Seminary – Boys Wing. The closing program started with Ngonjera performed by the students of Al Muntazir Girls Primary School, including children from the Al Muntazir Special Education Needs.
This was followed by the address from the KSI Jamaat CBE Chairman, Mr. Imtiaz Lalji. In his speech he gave a brief introduction of the Al Muntazir Special Education Needs School (AMSEN) and talked about the achievements in the last 6 years since it was initiated. He then introduced Dr. Nafisa Manaf to the public as the visiting consultant for AMSEN and also a very important catalyst in its success.
He then highlighted a few projects lined up for AMSEN and emphasized to the Chief Guest, the dignitaries present and the general public that running a Special Needs School requires more funding than running a normal school due to the additional necessities and the human resource expertise required. He appealed to all present to continue supporting AMSEN in every way possible so that all the projects are fulfilled in good time.
The Speech by CBE Chairman was followed by the address from the Chief Guest Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. He congratulated KSI Jamaat, CBE and Al Muntazir Schools for such a great event and pledged his support for the centre and assured the public that he will do everything in his capacity to spread this good word to all the relevant institutions to support the cause.
The Master of Ceremony of the day then led the audience to the main segment, which was the Auction. A good amount was raised by different well wishers for the benefit of the Special Needs children. We also wish to thank various organizations, institutions and individuals for their generous contributions towards the Special Needs Children School (AMSEN).
It was heartwarming to witness the grand event graced by many dignitaries and the support of the public for the noble cause of helping the Special Needs children of our society.
CBE of KSI Jamaat of Dar Es Salaam
23rd April 2019