Lack of access to safe drinking water is a significant contributor to Afghanistan’s under five child mortality rate, which remains staggeringly high.
Even today, sources of clean drinking water in rural and urban Afghanistan remain a challenge. Many families are forced to either travel great distances to collect clean drinking water or have no other choice but to use unclean sources of water from rivers and streams.
What we take for granted is a life-saver for many. Support my campaign for building water wells Continue reading “Aqil Rashid’s initiative: 1 Well 700 Lives”
Old-style politics leaves people cold, the young most of all. Where time-serving cynicism abounds, creativity is silenced and hopefulness scorned. The sudden and joyful arrival of 39-year-old Naheed Nenshi as mayor of Calgary drastically altered that dreary template and supplied a powerful shock of delight to a moribund political system. There’s a place for talent, real talent, in politics, and you don’t have to park your brains or exuberance at the door.
Mr. Nenshi is an Ismaili Muslim with a Harvard pedigree, Continue reading “Naheed Nenshi: Crucial players in 2011’s revolutions – The Globe and Mail”
Through voluntary service or seva, individuals can reshape the world around them to create a better future for others. In many parts of the world, Ismaili Muslims have pooled resources to assist those in need. Through dedicated contributions of time and means, they often create a legacy of hope and a better future for those whom they serve. A tooth at a time According to … Continue reading The Ismaili: Shaping the world around them through grassroots service
Munaf Samji is a 27-year-old businessman who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. As the CEO and publisher of The OGM (the Oil and Gas Magazine), Munaf and his team have created a toolkit around oil and gas and new energy. He also started Blanc Cosmetics, which now has global distribution. Find out more about this young entrepreneur in today’s YEDaily. Elevator Pitch: Describe your business in … Continue reading Young Entrepreneur Munaf Samji: Publisher of The Oil and Gas Magazine
On December 20, 2011 Rumina Velshi, a current WiN member, and former member of the WiN-Canada Board of Directors, was appointed a permanent member of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a term of five years. Rumina will serve on the seven-member Commission Tribunal, which makes decisions on nuclear regulatory matters including the licensing of major nuclear facilities. “We are very proud of Rumina,” said … Continue reading Minister Joe Oliver appoints Rumina Velshi as permanent member of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission(CNSC)
THE owner of Bay House care home was stunned to receive the prestigious national Care Employer of the Year award. Naz Manji has 40 full time staff at the home in Middlesex Road looking after 32 residents. The Great British Care Awards were presented at a gala evening in the Dome in Brighton and are sponsored by key industry professionals and organisations such as the … Continue reading Naz Manji receives Care Employer of the Year Award
When our eldest daughter first told us several years ago that she wanted to run for Grade 4 class president, we were somewhat surprised. We knew she had a competitive streak, but we didn’t expect that, at nine years old, she would express any interest in taking part in her class popularity contest. Nevertheless, as parents we tried to say and do all the right … Continue reading Aly Alibhai: My daughter’s grade-school political career
Via Vali Jamal It’s not just because of Azim Premji’s enormous wealth that he is compared to the American technologist turned philanthropist. Granted, the chairman of the technology-services company Wipro is India’s third-richest citizen, with a net worth of $13 billion, according to Forbes. He inherited Wipro as a small cooking-oil company when he was just a 21-year-old engineering student at Stanford University and has … Continue reading Azim Premji: The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers | Foreign Policy
At the tender age of 17, Ali Kurji embarked on a daunting journey – one which would change his life forever. Leaving behind his family in Uganda, he arrived alone in the UK to fulfill his parents’ dream of gaining an education and becoming an accountant. An aspiration he fulfilled and went on to launch his remarkable career – which last month saw him recognised … Continue reading Ali Kurji: Journey from Uganda to awards shortlist
An extraordinary reputation usually results from many years of dedication and hard work. But Rahim Moloo, not yet 30, is a notable exception to that norm. With a list of achievements longer than that of most people twice his age and a CV that could shame top executives, Rahim epitomizes the enormous potential that UBC graduates possess. As a UBC law student, he won several … Continue reading Rahim Moloo receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from UBC
The goal of The Next 36 is to help launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. The program identifies students through a rigorous national selection process, and give them the academic foundation, practical skills, role models and networks to become Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. Candidates expects to be pushed out of their comfort zone, gain skills vital to entrepreneurs and … Continue reading Nadeem Nathoo | thenext36: Meet The Next 36 Students (2011)
The goal of The Next 36 is to help launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. The program identifies students through a rigorous national selection process, and give them the academic foundation, practical skills, role models and networks to become Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. Candidates expects to be pushed out of their comfort zone, gain skills vital to entrepreneurs and … Continue reading Salima Hirji | thenext36: Meet The Next 36 Students (2011)
Juggling her roles as a full-time businesswoman and the volunteer president of a high-profile international women’s organization has not come without its fair share of challenges. “There are times when I cannot devote the proper energy to my business, and of course when family issues arise and I’m speaking abroad, I’m not able to be immediately present to help. Yet, my philosophy has always underscored … Continue reading Almas Jiwani named as one of Top 20 Women to Watch in 2012
By Kalyani Giri – HOUSTON: Biryani lovers, brace yourselves. You have a new destination that will dazzle your taste-buds. India’s fabled port of call for traditional Hyderabad Nawabi food, Paradise Biryani Pointe, has come to the heart of Little India in this city. Located on the upper level of a mall at the corner of Hillcroft and Harwin, the eatery debuted to teeming, consistent crowds … Continue reading Akber Jiwani, Faiez Farishta launch Paradise Biryani Pointe in Houston
Kelly Meighen, Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, is pleased to announce the election of Nadir Hirji to the Foundation Board of Directors. The new Foundation Director joins an outstanding group of community leaders dedicated to transforming the lives of people with mental illness and addiction at Canada’s largest hospital for mental health, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) … Continue reading Nadir Hirji appointed to Board of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, Toronto
Stay hungry, stay foolish, connecting dots…. Nurali Virani Is Not Just A Meritorious Student, But More Importantly, A Person With A Purpose For Larger Good, Finds Out Sudeshna Chatterjee When you have an icon like Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios (remember Toy Story), your attitude towards life is bound to be refreshingly different. If you still do not know … Continue reading Nurali Virani awarded best outgoing student, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Forty youths from the Khoja community in the city will perform on Dec 26 The Khoja Band in the city is gearing up to perform at the annual Kankaria Carnival which is starting next week. The peculiarity of this band is that it is the first all-Muslim band that will perform at Carnival. The band members belong to the Khoja Community. They are thankful to … Continue reading India: First all-Muslim band to add jazz at Kankaria Carnival
“When I came here from Tanzania in 1982 there was a recession and I was jobless for nine months. There was no one to tell me where to find a job. I had to start at minimum wage and had a really tough time. I want to give newcomers support so they won’t have to suffer as much as I did.” The one key tip … Continue reading Nizar Hirji – mentor to skilled immigrants
Altaf joined the Board of Directors in 2011 and serves on the Governance Committee. Altaf is the AVP of Retail Operations for H&R Block Canada, Inc. in Calgary. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Altaf also serves as the Vice Chair, Finance & Administration for his community Economic Planning Board and volunteers for local community events. via … Continue reading Altaf Hirji appointed to the Board of Goodwill Industries of Alberta
The holiday season offers so many opportunities to help people in need. Global and local charities benefit from the annual Christmas spirit of giving, but there are a number of exceptional British Columbians who act like Santa all year round. They are inspired to reach out to improve the lives of others. Alia and Salina Dharamsi, Vancouver They are only in their 20s, but Vancouver … Continue reading Profile: Alia and Salina Dharamsi: B.C. residents passionate about doing good