Enthusiastic participants from Gilgit, Hunza and Ishkoman-Puniyal learnt ice skating and hockey through AKYSB Pakistan's expanded Sports Fellowship Programme.
Enthusiastic participants from Gilgit, Hunza and Ishkoman-Puniyal learnt ice skating and hockey through AKYSB Pakistan's expanded Sports Fellowship Programme.
Pakistan boosts golf, ice skating and ice hockey
Pakistan boosts golf, ice skating and ice hockey
31 March 2017

A little over a year ago, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan launched a sports training programme, which proved to be popular and successful ahead of the 2016 Jubilee Games. This winter, the Youth and Sports Board expanded the programme to include golf, ice skating and ice hockey.

An Ismaili volunteer prepares Thanksgiving pumpkin pie as part of Operation Turkey to deliver meals for people in need in Dallas. Sara Maherali
An Ismaili volunteer prepares Thanksgiving pumpkin pie as part of Operation Turkey to deliver meals for people in need in Dallas. Sara Maherali
American Ismailis join with country to mark holidays
American Ismailis join with country to mark holidays
20 January 2017

Thanksgiving in the United States is when family and friends gather to share a meal in their homes. But the national holiday is also an opportunity to join with neighbours in offering service, and across the country, American Ismailis did exactly that.

Each artist brought a unique voice, a different sound and a depth of talent; but as a group they had to find harmony. Photo: Zahur Ramji
Each artist brought a unique voice, a different sound and a depth of talent; but as a group they had to find harmony. Photo: Zahur Ramji
VIDEO: Harmony and service elevate birthday celebration
VIDEO: Harmony and service elevate birthday celebration
23 December 2016

The milestone celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday engaged artists from the diverse traditions of the Ismaili community in “a musical and cultural conversation.” And ensuring that within hours of the event, the worldwide Jamat could witness the celebration in a multiplicity of languages, was no minor feat.

Students learn about the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during a visit to the Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. Fatima Kamran
Students learn about the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during a visit to the Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. Fatima Kamran
UAE Jamat embraces the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
UAE Jamat embraces the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
3 November 2016

Anticipation has been growing in the United Arab Emirates since the announcement in October that the country will host the presentation ceremony of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Over the past few weeks, members of the Jamat have been learning about the Award, discussing the winning projects and visiting an exhibition at the site of the forthcoming award ceremony.

Preparing to plant trees at Silvaasa to mark the anniversary of India's independence. Ismaili Council for India
Preparing to plant trees at Silvaasa to mark the anniversary of India's independence. Ismaili Council for India
Making India better on her Independence Day
Making India better on her Independence Day
12 September 2016

Across India this 15 August, Ismailis celebrated their nation’s independence through acts that contributed to the wellbeing of society. Members of the Jamat planted trees, cleaned up local monuments and put on street plays to educate about traffic safety.

Aga Khan Scouts and Guides and volunteers from Oxygen Management Consultants prepare to spread smiles at the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center on the New Year's Eve. Habib Hussain
Aga Khan Scouts and Guides and volunteers from Oxygen Management Consultants prepare to spread smiles at the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center on the New Year's Eve. Habib Hussain
Volunteers bring new year festivities to Dubai hospital patients
Volunteers bring new year festivities to Dubai hospital patients
20 February 2016

To help everybody usher in 2016 on a positive note, a group of Ismaili volunteers in Dubai visited the Rashid Hospital Trauma Center to bring new year festivities to the patients.

Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 is taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December with participants from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya. Ejaz Karmali
Ismaili Games Kenya 2015 is taking place in Nairobi between 17 – 20 December with participants from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya. Ejaz Karmali
Athletes gather in Nairobi for national Ismaili Games
Athletes gather in Nairobi for national Ismaili Games
18 December 2015

Nairobi, 16 December 2015 — Over 290 athletes and some 2,000 spectators will be in Nairobi for the 2015 Kenya Ismaili Games this weekend. Ismailis from Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, and Kenya will take part in the four-day national sport event being held between 17 – 20 December.

Athletes, volunteers, and spectators from across the country came together for the 2015 US Ismaili Games in the spirit of One Jamat. Azim Maknojia
Athletes, volunteers, and spectators from across the country came together for the 2015 US Ismaili Games in the spirit of One Jamat. Azim Maknojia
Jamati unity defines legacy of the 2015 US Ismaili Games
Jamati unity defines legacy of the 2015 US Ismaili Games
9 December 2015

The 2015 United States Ismaili Games drew to a close on the Sunday of the American Thanksgiving weekend, as athletes, volunteers and spectators gathered to congratulate each other on a national sport tournament that embodied the spirit of unity within the Jamat.

With the help of FOCUS, students learn how to prepare a disaster management plan at school. FOCUS
With the help of FOCUS, students learn how to prepare a disaster management plan at school. FOCUS
Prepare for earthquakes and other disasters, says FOCUS
Prepare for earthquakes and other disasters, says FOCUS
15 October 2015

As institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network and Ismaili communities around the world join in the 2015 international ShakeOut earthquake drill, Focus Humanitarian Assistance is placing special emphasis on disaster preparedness to save lives and limit the impact of calamity.

Based at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, Global Encounters campers from Jamats around the world engaged in community service, explored Kenyan culture and visited AKDN projects in the surrounding region.
Based at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, Global Encounters campers from Jamats around the world engaged in community service, explored Kenyan culture and visited AKDN projects in the surrounding region.
VIDEO: Global Encounters a profound life experience
VIDEO: Global Encounters a profound life experience
8 October 2015

This summer, 160 Ismaili students and volunteers gathered in Mombasa to take part in Global Encounters 2015. Now in its third year, the programme brought together youth and young professionals from 24 countries to renew a tradition of global citizenship and experience living as part of an international community.

Ismaili fans fill the stands to cheer on athletes at the Los Angeles Special Olympics. Ismaili Council for the USA
Ismaili fans fill the stands to cheer on athletes at the Los Angeles Special Olympics. Ismaili Council for the USA
VIDEO: Ismailis support Los Angeles Special Olympics
VIDEO: Ismailis support Los Angeles Special Olympics
14 September 2015

When the Ismaili Muslim community in the United States was invited to assist with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, the Jamat embraced the opportunity. Volunteers took on numerous roles, including hosting the delegation of athletes and coaches from Bangladesh.

BC Ismailis pose for a photograph at a Vancouver pep rally ahead of the Canadian Ismaili Games to be held in Calgary between 31 July - 3 August 2015. Ismaili Council for BC
BC Ismailis pose for a photograph at a Vancouver pep rally ahead of the Canadian Ismaili Games to be held in Calgary between 31 July - 3 August 2015. Ismaili Council for BC
Thousands converge on Calgary ahead of Canadian Ismaili Games
Thousands converge on Calgary ahead of Canadian Ismaili Games
30 July 2015

Athletes and spectators from across Canada will be in Calgary over the August long weekend for the 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games. Organisers are expecting record numbers at the Canadian qualifier event for the 2016 Jubilee Games.