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.

Aga Khan Park volunteers gather with Leila Keshavjee, who carried the Pan Am flame. Ismaili Council for Canada
Aga Khan Park volunteers gather with Leila Keshavjee, who carried the Pan Am flame. Ismaili Council for Canada
VIDEO: Aga Khan Park welcomes the Pan Am flame
VIDEO: Aga Khan Park welcomes the Pan Am flame
24 July 2015

Thousands of visitors came out to see the Pan Am flame light up the Aga Khan Park at its inaugural event held on 5 July. Reflections — Celebrating our Cultures and Communities united the spirit of the Pan Am Games with a Silk Road theme.

Visitors enjoy the formal gardens at the Aga Khan Park. Vazir Karsan
Visitors enjoy the formal gardens at the Aga Khan Park. Vazir Karsan
Aga Khan Park to welcome the Pan Am flame
Aga Khan Park to welcome the Pan Am flame
30 June 2015

The Aga Khan Park will come to life on 5 July when the Pan Am lantern makes an appearance at the park’s inaugural event Reflections: Celebrating our Cultures and Communities. The Pan Am flame represents the spirit of the Games taking place in Toronto this summer.

The Ismaili community has long been a part of India’s fabric and continues to contribute towards the country's development and the advancement of its people. Gary Otte
The Ismaili community has long been a part of India’s fabric and continues to contribute towards the country's development and the advancement of its people. Gary Otte
Ismailis are helping to forge a stronger India
Ismailis are helping to forge a stronger India
7 April 2015

Once seen as a trading community from Gujarat, today Ismaili women and men are helping to shape India’s future. Builders of some of the country’s premier healthcare and financial institutions, they are also strengthening government administration.

Global Encounters campers gather around a bonfire in Zanzibar. Saraan Jiwani
Global Encounters campers gather around a bonfire in Zanzibar. Saraan Jiwani
A journey of limitless possibilities
A journey of limitless possibilities
4 February 2015

Global Encounters, an international camp for Ismaili youth, is about making connections, serving humanity and exploring Ismaili Muslim faith and values. Applications for the 2015 cycle to be held at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa are being accepted until 7 February.

Students at Queen Elizabeth School in Lisbon watch the FOCUS ShakeOut presentation. JOSÉ CARIA
Students at Queen Elizabeth School in Lisbon watch the FOCUS ShakeOut presentation. JOSÉ CARIA
Portuguese students receive earthquake education from FOCUS
Portuguese students receive earthquake education from FOCUS
3 February 2015

To the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Focus Humanitarian Assistance in Portugal, delivering earthquake safety education is just as important as responding in the aftermath. On 10 November, the FOCUS team visited Queen Elizabeth School in Lisbon, where they led a ShakeOut earthquake drill.

FOCUS Challenge4Life 2013 participants celebrate reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu, before journeying on by foot, bicycle and raft to the South China Sea. Alnasir Jamal
FOCUS Challenge4Life 2013 participants celebrate reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu, before journeying on by foot, bicycle and raft to the South China Sea. Alnasir Jamal
Adventure of a lifetime helps a worthy cause
Adventure of a lifetime helps a worthy cause
15 December 2014

One year after completing the 2013 FOCUS Challenge4Life, Faridoun Hemani recalls the adventure, the pain and the sense of accomplishment that he and 57 other participants shared during their Summit to Sea adventure.

Video: Spirit Art Nature
13 September 2014

Unveiling the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, Toronto.

Tour guides conduct mock tours in preparation for the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Moez Visram
Tour guides conduct mock tours in preparation for the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Moez Visram
Tour guides prepare for opening of Ismaili Centre, Toronto
Tour guides prepare for opening of Ismaili Centre, Toronto
8 September 2014

As finishing touches are applied to the Ismaili Centre, Toronto, newly trained tour guides received their first walk-through of the facility. When the doors of the Centre finally open, the guides will help visitors to discover the building and provide a window on the Ismaili community, its values and aspirations.

Southeast men’s dance team, Nishani, is an example of the high calibre of competition at the North American Ismaili Games.
Southeast men’s dance team, Nishani, is an example of the high calibre of competition at the North American Ismaili Games.
Dancers dazzle at Chicago games
Dancers dazzle at Chicago games
31 August 2014

Chicago, 30 August 2014 – Two days into the North American Ismaili Games, the biggest draw so far has been the dance competition. Word spread quickly following an incredible set of performances on day one, and a crowd of over 800 spectators showed up for Saturday’s shows.