Gojal: Scouts, girl guides hike amid heavy snow

Gojal: Scouts, girl guides hike amid heavy snow

Moiz Karim for Ismailimail – January 13, 2016: Hussaini: Wrapped in long coats, big shoes, and warm mufflers, a combined troop of Ismaili boy scouts and girls guide of Hussaini village were spotted ascending through the apparently heavy snow and murky weather, onto the hills in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Gojal valley. All schools are off due to the severe weather conditions in the coldest mountainous region, situated … Continue reading Gojal: Scouts, girl guides hike amid heavy snow

Ali Velshi receives the 2015 Humanitarian Champion Award from New York's Center for Urban Community Services

Ali Velshi receives the 2015 Humanitarian Champion Award from New York’s Center for Urban Community Services

October 29, 2015 – Excerpt: After a short Al-Jazeera video presentation on homelessness, an emotional Ali Velshi was presented the inaugural 2015 Humanitarian Champion Award for his dedicated volunteerism with the organization’s Street to Home program. via Homes and Hope, an evening to remember – Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) CUCS: An Interview with Ali Velshi CUCS’ 2015 Humanitarian Champion honoree opens up about … Continue reading Ali Velshi receives the 2015 Humanitarian Champion Award from New York’s Center for Urban Community Services

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Dubai: Aga Khan Scouts and Guides Group Volunteers ‘Spread a Smile’ at trauma centre

To mark the beginning of 2016 a group of volunteers visited Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre to bring New Year festivities to patients. Oxygen Management Consultants, along with Aga Khan Scouts and Aga Khan Guides Group, (AKSG) organises the “Spread a Smile” event and visits Rashid Hospital every year on Dec 31. Volunteers take gifts and balloons to celebrate the beginning of a new year with … Continue reading Dubai: Aga Khan Scouts and Guides Group Volunteers ‘Spread a Smile’ at trauma centre

Vancouver Pediatrician Dr Nazmu Bhanji and Pharmacist Shenny Bhanji report on their surgical mission to Hansot, Gujarat

Vancouver Pediatrician Dr Nazmu Bhanji and Pharmacist Shenny Bhanji report on their surgical mission to Hansot, Gujarat

November 20, 2015 – Missions, Volunteers, India 2015: Hello, this is Sheny on my 2nd trip with ORC. Cambodia 2014 was my first mission with ORC. During that same year, I also volunteered with Indo African Charities in Gujarat where we held clinics in the rural areas. In 2007, I volunteered at the Aga Khan Education Services in Ranava and Porbander in Gujarat as well. … Continue reading Vancouver Pediatrician Dr Nazmu Bhanji and Pharmacist Shenny Bhanji report on their surgical mission to Hansot, Gujarat

Galib Kara's Rose Charities Canada: Raffles ‘Night of Smiles’

Galib Kara’s Rose Charities Canada: Raffles ‘Night of Smiles’

Chelsea, London’s most elite club opens its door for Uganandan kids education. The Raffles Club in Chelsea, London has numbered amongst its former members Royalty, Politicians, celebrities and several generations of established families and has welcomed everyone from Princess Margaret, Earl Snowdon and Lichfield, the world-renowned American singer Barbara Streisand to the Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. […] Smiles Uganda is a Rose Charities program in … Continue reading Galib Kara’s Rose Charities Canada: Raffles ‘Night of Smiles’

Nishiki Maredia: UT student runs business selling feminist fashion, boy band tees | The Daily Texan

Nishiki Maredia: UT student runs business selling feminist fashion, boy band tees | The Daily Texan

Instead of letting ridicule for their boy band T-shirts, posters and accessories alter their style choices, two One Direction fans decided to turn their interests into a business platform. History and government sophomore Nishiki Maredia and her business partner Angela Jin, a management junior at Boston College, started a clothing line called 1950 Collective in January which now boasts $100,000 in revenue. They sell T-shirts, … Continue reading Nishiki Maredia: UT student runs business selling feminist fashion, boy band tees | The Daily Texan

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Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association Gilgit arranges water-station (Sabeel) for the day of Ashura

October 24, 2015 – Scouts of Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association Gilgit arranged Sabeel-e-Imam Hussain (A.S) on behalf of Ismaili Regional Council Gilgit for the Azadaran on October 24, 2015 on the day of Ashura. The Sabeel was arranged in front of the Ismaili Central Jamat Khana Gilgit in Jamat Khana Bazar. The Sabeel was visited by thousands of Azaadaran, including provincial Ministers, Members of … Continue reading Ismaili District Boy Scouts Association Gilgit arranges water-station (Sabeel) for the day of Ashura

Richmond Food Bank thanks Ismaili Muslim Community

Richmond Food Bank thanks Ismaili Muslim Community

Thank you to the Ismaili Muslim Community of Richmond for their generous donation of 100 boxes of food- over 3000 lbs of food! The Ismaili Muslim Community collected the food during their Ramadan Food Drive.  This is the second year in a row that they have held a food drive during Ramadan, and it keeps getting bigger! We are grateful for their support… More at … Continue reading Richmond Food Bank thanks Ismaili Muslim Community

Safira Halani: Benefits of volunteering | Social Infinity

Safira Halani: Benefits of volunteering | Social Infinity

Volunteering your talent for high profile events to further your career A lot of young budding photographers and videographers are hesitant to volunteer their time; in other words “work for free.” I was the same way. People would ask me to be a photographer at their birthday parties and unless they were family I would give them the squint of the eyes, and tilt of … Continue reading Safira Halani: Benefits of volunteering | Social Infinity

Rizwan Mawani: Towards a Tradition of Service: The First Decade of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps

Rizwan Mawani: Towards a Tradition of Service: The First Decade of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps

Since its inception in British India in 1919, the Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC) has grown from modest beginnings to an international body dedicated to serve the Ismaili Muslim community, its Imam and the wider societies it is part of, with discipline and humility. In its 93-year history, Ismaili volunteers have not only been an important and essential part of community activities they have also assisted … Continue reading Rizwan Mawani: Towards a Tradition of Service: The First Decade of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps

Nabeel Jaffer: From vacation to vocation

Nabeel Jaffer: From vacation to vocation

Education grad Nabeel Jaffer went to Nepal for the mountain biking but ended up helping young women reclaim their education. By Isabela Varela on June 3, 2015 (Edmonton) When the friendly and entrepreneurial 27-year-old hands you his business card, the first thing you see are the words “TOILET NERD” emblazoned under his name in uppercase letters. Nabeel Jaffer doesn’t take himself too seriously, but once … Continue reading Nabeel Jaffer: From vacation to vocation