The Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat Trust established its educational arm "The Islamic Educational Organisation of Southern Africa" commonly known as IEOSA, in 1985. The primary objective of the organization is to provide quality Islamic Education. IEOSA has over the years taken on many challenges like the establishment of the Crescent Girls' High School.
This project was once the vision of the organization's founding member Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat, who, with the help of the learned scholar, Moulana Aboobaker Khatib passed the following resolution in 1952:
RESOLUTION NO.7- PROVISION FOR GIRLS EDUCATION
This resolution came to fruition in January 1998 (Ramadaan 1418) when Crescent Girls High School opened on the temporary premises in Cato Manor, Mayville, Durban. The urgent need and demand for educating females in an all girls Islamic school gave rise to the establishment of the school. Thus Crescent Girls’ High School became the first all girls’ Muslim school to be registered with the Department of Education and Culture in the Durban and surrounding areas.
IEOSA in conjunction with the Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah Saudi Arabia) then embarked upon the project of building the permanent school in Parlock. The school welcomed its first group of learners to the new premises in January 2001.
In keeping with the latest trends, Crescent Girls’ High School has specialist rooms for Physical Science, Life Sciences, Consumer Studies, a fully equipped I.T. room, Mathematics Laboratory, a Wudhu and Jamaat Khanna and its very own multi-purpose hall which caters for workshops, graduations and seminars. Most of the classrooms have smartboards and projectors. The school boasts two astro–turf combi courts which are used for netball, volleyball and soccer. The school provides quality Islamic and Secular education for girls of different economic backgrounds and is rated amongst the top 70 secondary schools in South Africa. Although, unannounced subsidy cuts (since 2009) and the economic recession have placed a great strain on our budget, it has always been the aim of the Trustees to keep school fees affordable.
It is hoped that the school continues on the road to success.
Astroturf soccer court for hire at Crescent Girls High School
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