Earth Home Project: Building Homes in Pakistan

Earth Home Project: Building Homes in Pakistan

Earth Home Project investigates the rising challenges people in Pakistan and other developing countries have to face. The focus is on trying to find applicable solutions for people to erect affordable and stable homes by themselves. Architecture plays a crucial role in finding new ways of designing by incorporating local materials and building techniques, thereby minimizing not only the cost but most importantly the reliance … Continue reading Earth Home Project: Building Homes in Pakistan

AKU-IED presses Sindh’s teachers to teach students about floods

HYDERABAD: With the floods having struck Sindh consecutively for two years, it might be a good idea to teach students about floods and its causes, protective measures, relief and rehabilitation in schools. The Aga Khan University Institute for Education Development (AKU-IED) organised an event called Save Pakistan from Floods, to encourage the science teachers of Sindh to teach their students about floods. Professional Teachers Association … Continue reading AKU-IED presses Sindh’s teachers to teach students about floods

For flood-hit women, answering call of nature is a question | Pakistan Today

KARACHI – In the absence of sanitation facilities, Taijee Jogi and her two dozen female relatives have to wait till night to go to the sporadic bush patches near their colony for urination and defecation. Until three months back, they could do this whenever they wanted. But after the recent monsoon rains inundated their almost entire area, they are left with no choice but to … Continue reading For flood-hit women, answering call of nature is a question | Pakistan Today

Aga Khan University: Treating over 1m flood-hit patients and still going strong… | Pakistan Today

AKU gives details about its efforts to help the flood-affected population after last year’s floods and rain disaster this year KARACHI – The Aga Khan University (AKU) has calculated that its teams have treated over one million patients in the flood-hit areas of Sindh and Balochistan since the disaster struck these areas in 2010. In a press released issued on Wednesday, AKU said that it … Continue reading Aga Khan University: Treating over 1m flood-hit patients and still going strong… | Pakistan Today

Aid pours in from Japan, US for Sindh flood survivors | Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD – In response to the Government of Pakistan’s disaster declaration on September 9, the United States has immediately begun providing a broad range of assistance to Sindh communities affected by this year’s floods including food supplies for more than 50,000 families. “Assistance provided by the US will help thousands of flood-affected families over the next few weeks,” said Andrew Sisson, director of the US … Continue reading Aid pours in from Japan, US for Sindh flood survivors | Pakistan Today

Through the camera lens: Life after the floods in Pakistan (Part 1)

Faridoun Hemani/TheIsmaili.org – I looked out from the cockpit of the ATR-42 twin turboprop as we cruised to the point where the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalaya mountain ranges meet. The sight was breathtaking — white snow blanketing the highest peaks, a clear blue sky and the hot sun watching over. Captain Aurangzeb challenged us to find the runway of Gilgit Airport, as he piloted … Continue reading Through the camera lens: Life after the floods in Pakistan (Part 1)

“We want our school back!” Attabad Students | Dawn.com

On a recent trip to the Hunza Valley, this scribe came across an interesting protest by young students in Ahmedabad town. With placards in their hands, scores of school children were chanting slogans as they passed through the streets of main Ahmedabad Bazaar. They were demanding the local authorities to shift the Attabad IDPs from their school. We want our school back, the youngsters maintained. … Continue reading “We want our school back!” Attabad Students | Dawn.com

In Sindhi: Interview with Dr Farrukh Bhambro of Aga Khan Foundation

Dr Farrukh Bhambro, a medical officer for flood relief and nutrition project of Agha Khan Foundation. He says that malnutrition in pregnant women will result in weak children, the AKF program addresses this issue by providing nourishment plans to children up to the age of five. He says that if the mother is not lactating, the child can be given supplemental milk feed from animals. … Continue reading In Sindhi: Interview with Dr Farrukh Bhambro of Aga Khan Foundation

The Ismaili: Compassion and volunteerism save Pakistan’s most vulnerable

Compiled by: Noor Muhammad They call it the Lion River because on a dark night the noises it makes while passing through narrow gorges can easily be mistaken for the roars of an enraged lion. Originating as a small glacial spring in the Tibetan mountain, the Indus River passes through the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and gradually culminates in an enormous water body, fed … Continue reading The Ismaili: Compassion and volunteerism save Pakistan’s most vulnerable

Asian culture and community events in the Dallas area: Aga Khan Foundation gets grant

The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. received a grant of $5.2 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development in support of its efforts to help Pakistani flood victims. To secure the funding, the national foundation has to contribute $1 million. Dallas did its part in helping raise funds for this project. The 11th annual Partnership Walk in October raised a record $850,000, and other local … Continue reading Asian culture and community events in the Dallas area: Aga Khan Foundation gets grant

‘A magic thread which links the youth of the world together’ – ISMAILI CLIFTON GIRL GUIDES

By Nasihah Nazish Who says that guides is all about selling cookies? By empowering a younger generation of women, creating a musical opportunity, reaching out across continents, helping flood victims and first and foremost helping every senior citizen of the community, we are proud to say that this international movement; the girl guide movement this year turns 98. The girl guide movement is a part … Continue reading ‘A magic thread which links the youth of the world together’ – ISMAILI CLIFTON GIRL GUIDES

Karachi Pakistan: Ismaili Clifton Scouts Group’s Flood Relief Campaign

In the midst of highly time-taking O and A Level examinations, the CLIFTON SCOUTS GROUP KARACHI (CSG) with the help of authorities, organized a flood relief campaign for the victims of recent floods that have displaced millions in Pakistan. Though the campaign was restricted to only three days due to security concerns, CSG collected over 100,000 rupees, along with numerous supplies, ranging from clothes to … Continue reading Karachi Pakistan: Ismaili Clifton Scouts Group’s Flood Relief Campaign

The Ismaili: “Superstars” near and far work to help the people of Pakistan in the wake of flooding

According to the United Nations, the flooding in Pakistan is the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history, affecting more people than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined. Over 1 600 people are reported to have died and 20 million people are believed to have been affected by the floods. The aftermath presents a serious risk to survivors … Continue reading The Ismaili: “Superstars” near and far work to help the people of Pakistan in the wake of flooding