RockStar Natasha Baig

RockStar Natasha Baig

Natasha Baig is an Ismaili Muslim artist, who was born in Hunza (Northern Pakistan) and ultimately became a national voice in 2013. Natasha was selected as one of the 6 best voices of Pakistan for Cornetto Music Icons, a reality show, aired on various channels consecutively for months, giving Natasha the perfect break! Trained and…

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Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology Connecting With Canada: Celebrating The Aga Khan Museum In Toronto

Excerpt: SMU senior Sana Hamirami says there are about 10,000 members of the Ismaili community in North Texas, across the different suburbs. Hamirami and her friends Afshal Akhani, a sophomore at SMU, and Shama Sadruddin, a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington, are Ismailis. They heard about the event from the organizers and…

5,500+ People, 40 Schools, numerous Corporate Sponsors raise more than $1.2 Million |AKF USA's PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

5,500+ People, 40 Schools, numerous Corporate Sponsors raise more than $1.2 Million | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

Atlanta’s news station WSB TV, tweets the success of the Partnership Walk – some record breaking results! @AKFAtlanta says >5,500 ppl at ATL Partnership Walk raised >$1.2M to reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy & poor hlth pic.twitter.com/uQtjT1C15Q — People 2 People (@WSBTVcommunity) September 15, 2014 Walk participants joined Ismailimail to share the enthusiasm of the celebrations.   You…

Partnership Walk raises $415,000 to fight poverty - LA Times

Partnership Walk Los Angeles raises $415,000 to fight poverty – LA Times

More than 2,000 people gathered at Santa Monica Pier on Sunday for the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Partnership Walk. Spirits were high and celebrities on hand to help raise money to combat global poverty. Staunch supporters Danny Glover, above, took pictures with fans, and fitness trainer Dion Jackson, below, snapped a photo of himself…

2,100 Walk in Los Angeles to End Global Poverty at Partnership Walk

2,100 Walk in Los Angeles to End Global Poverty at Partnership Walk

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, September 14, 2014. Today, 2,100 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Los Angeles Partnership Walk at the Santa Monica Pier. The Los Angeles Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in…

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Entertainers hold 5,500 people mesmerized | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

Calo Gitano Flamenco Academy (Flamenco – Spanish folk music and dance), City Dance Group (variety of dance forms – Jazz, Ballet, and contemporary), Dance 411 (Tap Dance and African Hip Hop), Emory Karma (Punjabi Bhangra dance), Prem Dance Company (Bollywood music and dance), Tutu’s and Tennis Shoes (Rap music and dance) and other performers rocked…

A Look Inside Fumihiko Maki's Gorgeous New Museum For Islamic Art

Ainsley O’Connell: A Look Inside Fumihiko Maki’s Gorgeous New Museum For Islamic Art

Ainsley O’Connell for Fast Company New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art made headlines in 2011 when it reopened its Islamic art galleries after years of renovation. Amid ongoing American involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 19,000 square-foot wing, complete with a Maghrebi-Andalusian-style courtyard built from scratch by Moroccan artisans, struck a chord with visitors curious…

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West Hall High School, 1 of 40 schools show strength of support | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

September 14, 2014: West Hall High School was one of the forty schools participating in AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta. With nearly 800 students representing greater Atlanta schools and universities, more than 400 students volunteered their time in various capacities proving that the youth are a strong contingent in the community led event. Bravo to the students for their…

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4 year old Aanya at the Village in Action building houses | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

“I am here to make a houses,” says 4 year old Aanya Rattani, with Arush, Shahzeb, Qayl and Sabine Saldanya.   PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the…

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Nehemiah Robertson on why he is here | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

“I am here to make a difference. I am here to learn more about different cultures and what I can do to help people in the third world” – Nehemiah Robertson, with parents, outside the Village in Action.   PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the…

CBC Radio Interviews Khalil Andani (Harvard) about the Aga Khan Museum

CBC Radio Interviews Khalil Andani (Harvard) about the Aga Khan Museum

Khalil Andani (Doctoral Candidate in Islamic Studies – Harvard University) was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Here and Now Toronto. In this 5 minute interview, Khalil explained the importance of the Aga Khan, the importance of the Aga Khan Museum and the sentiments of the Toronto Ismaili community on the occasion of the Opening Ceremonies. Click…

Schools & Sponsors: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Schools & Sponsors: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

This year marks the 20th anniversary for Aga Khan Foundation USA’s Partnership Walk events, which will be held in nine major U.S. cities. PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged…

Early Childhood Development: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Early Childhood Development: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Walk Day features a lively entertainment, performances on stage and activities for all ages celebrating a rich diversity of cultures. PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the…

Planting Our Future: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Planting Our Future: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Serving as masters of ceremonies for the on-stage opening ceremonies are Craig Lucie, WSB-TV Anchor and Martin Savidge, CNN Anchor. PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the…

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Village in Action: Construction, Set-up and Walk Day Fun | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

Wondering about the giant entrance of the Village in Action? The gate and the canopies are components of the Humayun’s Tomb located in New Delhi. The Aga Khan Development Network is in the midst of a project that is not only restoring this amazing monument but also returning 50 other monuments in the area to…

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1K Run & 100-Yard Dash: Ismailimail Reporting from AKF’s PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run Atlanta

Ismailimail Reporting from Atlanta. Walk is also being held in Los Angeles today. You can represent Ismailimail by sending us your photographs and reports (email: ismailimail@gmail.com) Warming up for 1K Run & 100-Yard Dash 100-Yard Dash PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise…

Aga Khan Foundation USA launches Awareness & Fundraising Campaign with Walk/Run in Atlanta

Aga Khan Foundation USA launches Awareness & Fundraising Campaign with Walk/Run in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, September 8, 2014. On Sunday, September 14, 2014, around 6,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Atlanta Partnership Walk/Run at Centennial Olympic Park. The Atlanta Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor…