Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate

“Roshan Thomas – A hero for our times,” by Dr. Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. Roshan Thomas Scholarship to be established

ROSHAN THOMAS, pioneering educationalist in Afghanistan, “a hero for our times.” A statement from Dr Siva Kumari, Director General of the International Baccalaureate. We mourn one of our own ….an outstanding IB parent who created a better world for children in Kabul The IB community is deeply and immeasurably saddened to hear that Roshan Thomas…

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer « SIMERG – Insights from Around the World

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer

Acting in the path of God Eliminates limitations, restrictions, conceptions In pursuit of noble actions To sustain, promote, achieve Enhancement, progress, understanding Amongst God’s most beautiful creation The human being. With clarity of mind Determination against any odds It was but natural That Roshan picked a far-away geography Hoping and pursuing and working towards A…

Roshan's Telemedicine Project

Roshan’s Telemedicine Project

Roshan, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm – Roshan Community – and public and private partners, connects the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) with the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi. The telemedicine project now extends to four regional hospitals – 3 in Afghanistan and one in Tajikistan, providing life-saving medical expertise that…

Afghanistan just spawned a multinational that’s taking on global giants in Africa – Quartz

Afghanistan just spawned a multinational that’s taking on global giants in Africa – Quartz

The largest mobile network operator in Afghanistan is not a multinational company. Or it wasn’t until this month, when Roshan Telecom took its network to Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania. That makes telecoms Afghanistan’s most high-profile export after opium. Roshan Telecom was born in Kabul in July 2003. Its headquarters remain in the Afghan capital. Its name, Roshan, means “light” in Dari…

Roshan Thomas

Vancouver Island’s international school community mourns champion of education

AMY SMART / TIMES COLONIST: Vancouver Island’s international school community is mourning the death of Roshan Thomas, who was screening potential students in Afghanistan when she was shot and killed along with eight others on Thursday. The optometrist was a champion of education who worked hard to bring students to Metchosin’s Pearson College — the…

Education crusader, volunteer English teacher gunned down in Afghan attack

Education crusader, volunteer English teacher gunned down in Afghan attack

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press – Roshan Thomas spent weeks at a time living in Afghanistan’s impoverished communities and opened her Canadian home to youth seeking opportunities outside the war-torn country. In the comparative safety of a well-guarded Kabul hotel dining room, however, the B.C. woman’s crusade for educational equality came to an abrupt…