Share a Smile is an initiative of the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom to help those in need during the month of Ramadan.
Share a Smile is an initiative of the Ismaili Muslim community in the United Kingdom to help those in need during the month of Ramadan.
Ismailis in the UK share 5 000 smiles this Ramadan
Ismailis in the UK share 5 000 smiles this Ramadan
7 July 2014

London, 7 July 2014 – Over 5 000 parcels of food and provisions were packed at UK Jamatkhanas this Saturday to help some of the most vulnerable populations in London, Birmingham and Leicester. Local charities will distribute the packages under Share a Smile, an Ismaili community initiative to help those in need during the month of Ramadan.

Organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Ontario, the Premier Cup cricket tournament was part of a wider community effort to support the development of the sport in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto neighbourhoods that are home to
Organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Ontario, the Premier Cup cricket tournament was part of a wider community effort to support the development of the sport in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, Toronto neighbourhoods that are home to
Supporting cricket in Toronto neighbourhoods
Supporting cricket in Toronto neighbourhoods
17 June 2014

While the annual Premier Cup cricket tournament brought Ontario Ismaili Muslims together in April, it was also part of a wider effort to build cricket pitches and support programming in Toronto neighbourhoods that are home to large South Asian immigrant communities.

1 May 2014
Students at a school in Kyrgyzstan take cover under their desks during the AKDN ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Students at a school in Kyrgyzstan take cover under their desks during the AKDN ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Knowing what to do in an earthquake is vital
Knowing what to do in an earthquake is vital
17 April 2014

In October 2013, over 341 000 individuals suddenly stopped what they were doing to Drop, Cover and Hold On! They were taking part in the AKDN ShakeOut – a drill that teaches people around the world how to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake.

The ice storm left hundreds of thousands of families in the Toronto area stranded for days in their homes without electric power or heat in frigid winter temperatures.
The ice storm left hundreds of thousands of families in the Toronto area stranded for days in their homes without electric power or heat in frigid winter temperatures.
Ontario Ismailis face ice storm with warm generosity
Ontario Ismailis face ice storm with warm generosity
12 February 2014

When a severe winter storm forced Ontario residents to cope for days in frigid temperatures without electrical power or heat, Ismaili institutions and volunteers quickly mobilised to support those who were most vulnerable. The Jamat’s strength, support and care for one another kept everyone safe; warmed by the knowledge that no one in the community is ever alone.

Ismaili friends enjoy each others company as they take in a view of the Great Rift Valley.
Ismaili friends enjoy each others company as they take in a view of the Great Rift Valley.
“Global Encounters” opens a new window on the world for Ismaili youth
“Global Encounters” opens a new window on the world for Ismaili youth
18 October 2013

In July 2013, 64 students with roots in 13 countries gathered at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa to participate in Global Encounters, the first summer programme of its kind for Ismaili youth from around the world. Students engaged with pressing issues in global development, contended with real-world challenges, broadened their world views, built new friendships, and nurtured a sense of self-discovery.

Be prepared to protect yourself during an earthquake: 1. DROP and make yourself small; 2. Take COVER under a shelter; and 3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
Be prepared to protect yourself during an earthquake: 1. DROP and make yourself small; 2. Take COVER under a shelter; and 3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
DROP, COVER and HOLD ON!
DROP, COVER and HOLD ON!
10 October 2013

When an earthquake strikes, there are only seconds to react — knowing how to correctly respond can save your life or prevent major injury. Practising the DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON technique is important. You may only have seconds to protect yourself before a strong earthquake knocks you down, or causes dangerous objects to fall on you.

Staff at the Aga Khan University in Karachi Drop, Cover and Hold on during the AKDN ShakeOut drill.
Staff at the Aga Khan University in Karachi Drop, Cover and Hold on during the AKDN ShakeOut drill.
The Great ShakeOut drill: Do you know what to do when an earthquake strikes?
The Great ShakeOut drill: Do you know what to do when an earthquake strikes?
10 October 2013

The Great ShakeOut is an annual drill that teaches people around the world how to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake. The Aga Khan Development Network, which has been participating in the ShakeOut drill since 2011, drew more than 168 000 particpants last year, teaching them to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON when the earth begins to tremble.

Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib, Honorary Secretary Arif Amlani
and President Mohamud Zaver of the Ismaili Council for the Praries visit with a host family and their guest, who was evacuated from a flooded Calgary neighbourhood.
Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib, Honorary Secretary Arif Amlani
and President Mohamud Zaver of the Ismaili Council for the Praries visit with a host family and their guest, who was evacuated from a flooded Calgary neighbourhood.
In flood-devastated southern Alberta, Calgary Ismailis rose to the challenge
In flood-devastated southern Alberta, Calgary Ismailis rose to the challenge
15 August 2013

As rains pounded southern Alberta and water levels rose earlier this summer, states of emergency were declared in Calgary and other communities across the province. Ismaili institutions and volunteers quickly organised themselves to ensure the safety of the Jamat and to assist their fellow citizens in the wake of the disaster.

Participants take a keen interest in the music session during the National Youth Camp.
Participants take a keen interest in the music session during the National Youth Camp.
Drawing strength from their diversity, Pakistani youth chart a roadmap for their future
Drawing strength from their diversity, Pakistani youth chart a roadmap for their future
6 June 2013

Young Ismailis from across Pakistan grappled with the challenge of re-imagining their country’s future last year at the National Youth Camp 2012 held in Karachi. Some 80 participants aged 18 – 22 engaged in dialogue about differences and commonality, reflected on how to make positive life choices, and learnt how they might transform their hopes for a better world into reality.

Participants rescue a casualty in a mock drill organised by FOCUS as part of the Delhi Emergency Management Exercise.
Participants rescue a casualty in a mock drill organised by FOCUS as part of the Delhi Emergency Management Exercise.
FOCUS India delivers search and rescue training as part of Delhi emergency exercise
FOCUS India delivers search and rescue training as part of Delhi emergency exercise
22 January 2013

At the invitation of and in collaboration with India’s National Disaster Management Authority, four members of the FOCUS India Search and Rescue Team conducted a training seminar for police and fire officials, members of the army, railway, home guard, and other security and government agencies in Delhi. The training was part of a week-long emergency management exercise organised by the District Disaster Management Authority of Delhi.

Canadian immigration consultant Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla was selected for an international TKN assignment by the Ismaili Council for Australia and New Zealand to find better ways to help recent migrants settle.
Canadian immigration consultant Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla was selected for an international TKN assignment by the Ismaili Council for Australia and New Zealand to find better ways to help recent migrants settle.
Matchmaker pairs volunteer skills with institutional needs
Matchmaker pairs volunteer skills with institutional needs
11 December 2012

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Azim Mitha is a matchmaker of sorts: he matches offerings of time and knowledge made by volunteers with the opportunities and needs of Jamati and Imamat institutions. In doing so, he helps qualified and capable professionals in the Jamat to offer meaningful voluntary service in their own field, while strengthening institutional capacity.