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…

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa will have a chance for a better start in life and a more promising future because of the educational initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This new partnership, a joint venture between the two organizations, will train community leaders to…

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

Dr. Farida Virani appointed Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD

MET Schools of Management faculty, Dr. Farida Virani has been appointed as Programme Facilitator of the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) – Empretec Programme for India. In partnership with the Office of the National Director of Empretec’s India, she would be contributing towards the installation and development of Empretec’s national building programmes…

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era... Is it Necessary to Belong?

Zulfikar Hirji: Communities in the Modern Era… Is it Necessary to Belong?

This event is being presented by the Engaging Jamat Initiative (EJI) of the Council for Ontario. Jamati and non-Ismaili family members aged 35 to 55 will have an opportunity to build personal and professional connections while exchanging ideas in one of Canada’s historic cultural sites on Sunday, April 13 at the Arts and Letters Club…

Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: Named One of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla: Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

The WXN awards celebrate the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  Since 1997, 728 remarkable women have been honoured.  Jenny is receiving the honour for her outstanding executive leadership and contributions to the community under the RBC Champion Awards Category.  She is being recognized for…

The Founders Club at Wharton School of Business, by Aly Kassim-Lakha

The Founders Club at Wharton School of Business, by Aly Kassim-Lakha

At the Founders’ Club we aim to bring together people who share the goal of launching a startup. Our members have diverse backgrounds (e.g., engineers, lawyers, product developers, medical students) and include students at both the undergrad and grad level from several schools at Penn and Drexel, as well as alumni and Philly locals. We hold weekly, specially focused…

Jameel Sayani, Rasool Rayani, named to Top 20 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for Vancouver Island

Jameel Sayani, Rasool Rayani, named to Top 20 Under 40 Business Achievement Award for Vancouver Island

Employer: MNP LLP Position: Business Advisor & Chartered Accountant Designation(s): CA, CAFM Biography: Jameel was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. He then ventured out to Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science with Specialized Honours in Space Engineering. He then began his journey back to the West Coast by moving to Edmonton, where…

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Country of Origin: Pakistan Themes: Immigration, Black History/African Heritage, Asian Heritage, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada Bio: Mehak holds a BA in Honours Economics from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at…

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award

Kigali Serena Hotel was recognized by the Rwanda government for its efforts towards environment conservation. The hotel was awarded “Best in Environmental Protection Award”, competing against 14 entrants in various categories that included social community support, environmental protection and conservation, poverty alleviation, workforce and welfare development. The awards, held for the very first time will…

Heena Jiwani to present at the Chicago International Conference on Education, May 22-23, 2014

Heena Jiwani to present at the Chicago International Conference on Education, May 22-23, 2014

Ms. Heena Jiwani Religious Teacher Institute of Education, LONDON/ Aga Khan Council for USA A native of Texas, I currently teach religious education to Isma’ili Muslim youth in the Dallas area. I graduated from Emory University with undergraduate degrees in Business and Religious Studies and went on to pursue a dual-masters degree in London, England.…

Rizwan Mawani: A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Farhan Jumani: Personal Reflection on the Historic Speech of His Highness the Aga Khan in Canadian Parliament

Farhan Jumani is an educator, scholar. He is a freelance writer for many platforms such as Daily Dawn, Pamirtimes, The Financial Express and The Daily Star Bangladesh. He has background in anthropology and religious studies and regularly speaks to different audiences ranging from students to policy makers. Farhan is contributing this speech analysis and personal…