Bilal started as a small independent primary school catering to the community of Lenasia South and surrounds. While it is a private school, the fees collected are nominal and the school is hugely dependent on the government subsidy and private donations. We received a request from the previous acting Director of Johannesburg South District to assist the school in establishing a resource centre; the proposal document was received, and approved by the trustees. This paved the way for an upgrade which process included:
The school – which has since grown to include high school classes – has been renamed Bilal Combined School. Books to cater for high school learners have been added to the book store. The school continues to be a beacon of hope for the community who can ill afford high priced private education.