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’
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
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
The guest is Noor Jaffer, Chairman of IREAD an organisation that promotes children’s education. Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5Tqq9t3v8 Earlier related: Continue reading Dr. Noor Jaffer of IREAD interviewed on NTV Uganda [YouTube]
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
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
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
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
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The Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board for USA entered a team of paddlers in the 15th annual dragon boat race held on May 2, 2015 at Buffalo Bayou, Texas. The purpose was to participate in an adventurous sport, which is not commonly taken up by members of the community, but also to engage with the community at large. It was aimed to build bridges and … Continue reading AKYSB team participated in the annual dragon boat race in Texas, USA
The Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board (AKYSB) entered a team of Southwest bikers in a fundraising bike-riding event organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of USA on April 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The team, which comprised a 14-year-old student, college students, and men and women of various ages, raised $13,000 for the cause. The team will continue to participate in local bike-riding … Continue reading Southwest bikers raise funds for National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the U.S.A.
Saif Hassan is a seventeen-year-old freshman at Houston Baptist University. This past weekend, Saif completed the MS 150 for the first time as a member of Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board team. The BP MS150 is a two-day bike ride that goes from Houston to Austin, Texas, in an attempt to raise money for those afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. The BP MS150 typically takes … Continue reading Saif Hassan: A Two-Day Bike Ride for Multiple Sclerosis
“Ashaz carries the spirit of his grandmother, Ruby Moosa, who was known for her kind heart and helpful nature,” Shirin wrote in her nomination letter. She told The Villager he also sets a good example for his siblings, by being so selfless and helpful. Ashaz is currently a junior volunteer at the Ismaili Mosque in North York. There he helps serve snacks, rolls up carpets after … Continue reading Ashaz Sabir nominated for the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year for his “caring and giving heart”
His altruistic efforts did not go unnoticed. Two years in a row, in both 2013 and 2014, Kassam was one of just five elite students annually awarded the University of Alberta’s prestigious Peter Lougheed Scholarship. Although initially surprised to be selected for the award, Kassam believes he won because he was doing things he was genuinely passionate about. “There may not have been big fancy … Continue reading Winning more than awards: the journey of an undergrad: Shehzad “Shez” Kassam
As an eighteen year old, I can say that there are only afew things I genuinely know about myself: I enjoy reading and sometimes writing and I don’t like apple pie or pie in general, I am currently a student at the Oxford College of Emory University, I enjoy taking risks with nature like skydiving or jet skiing, and I know I’m on a pre-law … Continue reading Noureen Shallwani volunteers teaching English at Dushanbe Boarding School with America’s Unofficial Ambassadors
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The Soular Backpack serves the usual function of carrying children’s books.
But it also has a solar panel connected to a battery pack which can be charged by the sun during kids’ usually long walk to and from school.
When they’re at home, the battery can be linked to an LED lamp.
Transforming Lives In Kenya With Solar-Powered Backpacks
by Anne Field for Forbes Magazine. Published 1/17/2015 @ 11:14AM
The Soular Backpack, a very early-stage social enterprise, seems to have it all: a product that potentially can help transform the lives of the people who buy it, provide employment for the community, incorporate a one-for-one model, and involve idealistic students on campuses as champions. And its founder hasn’t even graduated from college yet.
As a child, Ammar Inayatali grew up in a family where helping others in the community was extremely important and part of their daily lives. He tagged along with his father as he went fundraising door-to-door in their Ontario community, educating others about the Aga Khan Foundation and the charity’s work “to sustainably improve the quality of life of poor, marginalized communities in Asia and … Continue reading Ammar Inayatali: Being the change we want to see
Misfortunes never come singly. Although less than 1% of the population has been diagnosed with Ebola, to tackle the outbreak and avoid spreading the disease, Liberia’s Government has shut down all schools in July, leaving 1.4 million children with no education for over 4 months now. To lend a hand and help kids continue their schooling, a Toronto-based tech startup called the Rumie Initiative is … Continue reading Spirit of Service: Tariq Fancy’s Rumie Initiative: Using Tablets As Learning Tools In Ebola-Stricken Communities
Two days with Amir Kaasam sir was an eye opening time; first time I realized that how we are progressing and how we need to look agriculture. Agriculture is not about use of input, or about only agronomic practices but it is outcome of very dynamic natural system. We look for a crop or for a plant but never look farming as a system; a … Continue reading Spirit of Service: Impact of Agriculture Professor Amir Kassam’s work in rural India