Record numbers apply for HRDP 2018

By Al Qalam reporter

The Human Resource Development Programme (HRDP) received a record number of applicants for its 14th annual Leadership Development Programme (LDP) and attributes this to the successful launching of its on-line application process.

“We received over 110 applications from diverse organizations in SADC countries”, said chairperson, Asif Essop.

“The HRDP is also pleased to note that there has been an increase in the number of professionals and women applying to participate in our 6-day LDP.  Our Recruitment Committee had a difficult task selecting suitable candidates this year”, he added.

Sheikh Adam Macheso, deputy chairperson of HRDP, who served on the Recruitment Committee said: “It was a real challenge, but we were guided by a set of criteria that had been developed to select our candidates. The rest will be placed on a waiting list.”

He added: “Due to the demand we increased our numbers from 40 to 60 trainees”

The LDP will take place at the MA Motala Islamic Centre in Wyebank, Durban, South Africa from 30th September to 06th October 2018. It is an internal two-year certificate training with parallel programmes run for 1st Year and final year trainees.

Trainees are provided with short courses to develop skills in office and madressa administration, project management, leadership, conflict resolution, first aid and CPR, public speaking, counselling and dawah techniques.

The HRDP’s website was also officially launched on 20th July 2018.

Eight member organisations who joined their resources to develop the HRDP are As-Saalam Educational Institute, Inchanga Islamic Centre, Islamic Dawah Movement of Southern Africa, Islamic Propagation Centre International, Ladysmith Dawah Centre, Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa, Southern Africa Dawah Network, and South African National Zakah Fund.

The training initiative is supported by AWQAFSA, Dawah Academy, International Islamic University of Pakistan and MANCOSA.

Contact details: or office on 031 306 2011.

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