Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

Fifteen-year-old Suleman Makhani has experienced lots of firsts since he left his home and family 7,543 miles away in Pakistan. Boarding his first international flight in September, Makhani traveled from Karachi to Dubai and then on to Washington, D.C., Denver and Billings, becoming the first person in his family to visit the United States. After arriving, he met his host family, got his own room, … Continue reading Suleman Makhani: Exchange Student from Pakistan, adjusts to life in Montana, USA

On Gratitude, Parenthood and Zoya Jiwa | Winds of Change

On Gratitude, Parenthood and Zoya Jiwa | Winds of Change

By Tanya Richman for The Winds of Change Last November I had the pleasure of attending Zoya Jiwa’s Simply You presentation at the Winds of Change Wellness Gathering with my tweenager. It was an awesome afternoon where we explored our definitions of beauty, talked with strangers about our inner hopes and learnt how to appreciate the important people in our lives. The session ended with … Continue reading On Gratitude, Parenthood and Zoya Jiwa | Winds of Change

Safiya Mawani Memorial Sportsmanship Award established

Safiya Mawani Memorial Sportsmanship Award established

Safiya stood for a Sensitive, Athletic, Funny, Intelligent, Young, and Amazing girl. She was full of life and enjoyed every day to its fullest. [1] Safiya Mawani Memorial Sportsmanship Award Safiya was a very loving, innocent and often naïve ten and a half year old. She was always very helpful, kind and generous. Safiya wanted to please everyone and made sure no one else was … Continue reading Safiya Mawani Memorial Sportsmanship Award established

Aga Khan Foundation USA Chicago PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run September 8, 2013. Total time: 34:46

Body, Mind and Spirit | 13 year old, Imaan Ali’s refreshing perspective on why he runs

Imaan Ali, 13 of Hubble Middle School Wheaton, Illinois, is an unconventional kid. While his friends compete in baseball, basketball, football, soccer and other sports, he has taken a passion for running. And running he does well, clocking 5K runs within half an hour, constantly challenging himself and improving on his time. But running is not all he does, he has a sense of purpose … Continue reading Body, Mind and Spirit | 13 year old, Imaan Ali’s refreshing perspective on why he runs

Toronto Star | Editorial: Seven Toronto city council challengers worth supporting: Ishrath Velshi

Toronto Star | Editorial: Seven Toronto city council challengers worth supporting: Ishrath Velshi

Ishrath Velshi, Ward 26, Don Valley West. She’s a well-spoken candidate with a strong social conscience and years of behind-the-scenes experience at both city hall and Queen’s Park. Her campaign slogan, “Everyone deserves a voice,” speaks to the way many residents here feel marginalized. Velshi understands the ward, having worked for its out-of-touch incumbent, John Parker (open John Parker’s policard), before moving on. Now she’s … Continue reading Toronto Star | Editorial: Seven Toronto city council challengers worth supporting: Ishrath Velshi

Amyn Keshavjee receives Ottawa Mayor’s City Builder Award

Amyn Keshavjee receives Ottawa Mayor’s City Builder Award

Amyn Keshavjee and Tim McKee have each been presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award. Keshavjee has been recognized for his diverse contributions to the residents of Ottawa as a volunteer for several organizations while McKee earned the award through his outstanding volunteerism as commanding officer of the 3018 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps and as a board member and volunteer with the Orléans Chamber of … Continue reading Amyn Keshavjee receives Ottawa Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mumbai grocer's son's HIV project in final 3 for Harvard award

Mumbai grocer’s son’s HIV project in final 3 for Harvard award

The son of grocer in Dharagani village, Khetani left home when he was barely four years old and lived in hostels in Panchgani and Mumbai, set up by the Fidai Trust and the Life Trust, both of which work towards the betterment of the Khoja Ismaili community.

Mumbai grocer's son's HIV project in final 3 for Harvard awardMUMBAI: Sultan Khetani, a youth from a small village in Gujarat’s Amreli district, is now part of a team of researchers whose project on HIV has made it to the finals of a prestigious award at Harvard.

The son of grocer in Dharagani village, Khetani left home when he was barely four years old and lived in hostels in Panchgani and Mumbai, set up by the Fidai Trust and the Life Trust, both of which work towards the betterment of the Khoja Ismaili community. The trusts took care of his education. “I have been very lucky. I have always been surrounded by people who believed in the need for a good education,” says Khetani.

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Khalil Rawji explores new ways to repair nerve damage | University of Calgary

Khalil Rawji explores new ways to repair nerve damage | University of Calgary

As one of 11 students at the university who were recently honoured with Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Rawji will be given $150,000 over three years toward his education and research. First-hand encounter with an MS patient inspired PhD student to pursue new therapies By Doug Ferguson for uToday of University of Calgary Finding out someone he knew had been diagnosed with a life-altering illness inspired … Continue reading Khalil Rawji explores new ways to repair nerve damage | University of Calgary

Mossadiq Umedaly: A Career, Cause, and Battle with Cancer

Mossadiq Umedaly: A Career, Cause, and Battle with Cancer

For Umedaly, an Ismaili and follower of the Aga Khan, the university was a project that could make a difference for generations and be an opportunity to test his mettle. At 28, Mossadiq Umedaly was on course for a classically successful business career. Equipped with undergraduate and MBA degrees from the DeGroote School of Business, he was driven to become a partner at the national … Continue reading Mossadiq Umedaly: A Career, Cause, and Battle with Cancer

Valedictorian Alysia Harji wins Seneca Cup

Valedictorian Alysia Harji wins Seneca Cup

The Seneca Cup is the College’s most prestigious award. In order to win it, a student must show excellence in academic achievement and demonstrate an active commitment to improve the quality of student life at the College. It is presented only when there is a candidate of suitable quality. Alysia is graduating from the Business Administration – Marketing advanced diploma program. Alysia has wanted a … Continue reading Valedictorian Alysia Harji wins Seneca Cup

Sarim Charania: Runners-up in 2nd South Asian Roll Ball Championship

Sarim Charania represented Pakistan for a Runners-up Trophy in South Asian Roll Ball Championship

A total of 7 teams participated in the 2nd South Asian Roll Ball Championship that included Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Sarim Charania represented Pakistan with number 10 jersey in the team. Pakistan drew up in the Pool A of the tournament alongside Bangladesh and Bhutan. They played their first match against Bhutan beating them by 9-1 (in which Sarim scored … Continue reading Sarim Charania represented Pakistan for a Runners-up Trophy in South Asian Roll Ball Championship

Zabeen Hirji & Farah Mohamed: Top 25 Women of Influence

Zabeen Hirji & Farah Mohamed: Top 25 Women of Influence

Women of Influence 20 years: Annual salute to women who are accomplishing awe-inspiring change

A transformational outlook is emerging among executive women in business today.

Zabeen Hirji & Farah Mohamed: Top 25 Women of Influence

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Nabil Kassam: How I built the Netflix of construction equipment

Nabil Kassam: How I built the Netflix of construction equipment

How Nabil Kassam rethought heavy equipment sales — online. Nabil Kassam founded Noble Iron, a company that rents and sells heavy equipment for the construction industry, in 2008. Just out of Stanford business school, he was faced with an uncertain market, but came up with a business plan that upended traditional sales channels in the heavy construction industry. He sells his big equipment solely online … Continue reading Nabil Kassam: How I built the Netflix of construction equipment

Samia Jalal Merchant - Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Samia Jalal Merchant – Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Recognition for Samia Jalal Merchant from Dubai UAE for her Internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Samia completed her summer internship at PWC (Management Consulting – People & Change) with a Certificate of Appreciation and Letter of Recommendation. Samia completed her schooling with an IB Diploma from Dubai and currently studying in second year at Emory University. She wants to pursue Corporate Law. Be the First to Know … Continue reading Samia Jalal Merchant – Highly motivated first year undergraduate student from Emory University

Goolshen Jamal: MPs wife from Kisumu

Goolshen Jamal: MPs wife from Kisumu

Goolshen Jamal: MPs wife from Kisumu

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