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Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Farhat Badruddin
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Farhat Badruddin
3 August 2022

Our next profile is that of a business professional and creative cake artist from Melbourne Jamat.

Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Farhat completed her MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Preston University, Pakistan. Since then, she has been constantly upskilling herself and has completed various business and project management courses leading her to become a certified Agile Practitioner. Over the last seven years, she has been working with a local government organisation as a Business Systems Officer, a role that Farhat thinks is both challenging and rewarding.

Besides being a mother of one, Farhat is also a creative cake artist – a passion she discovered only a few years ago. She enjoys challenging herself by trying new and difficult creative cake designs and decorations. In her story, she discusses the importance of keeping a healthy balance between work, family, and her passion – “if you lose this balance, your passion is often the first thing you will have to let go…”.

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Noorin Popat
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Noorin Popat
18 July 2022

Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Noorin started her journey with an Engineering degree (Electrical) and later completed MBA from The University of Queensland in 2015. Noorin is currently working as a Project Manager with the Australian Department of Defence, where she is leading multi-million-dollar Air Force projects. In the last 16 years, she has worked in various industries including aviation, manufacturing, renewable, utility, oil, gas, and mining industries.

Noorin’s exceptional work has been published and recognised through various awards including the ‘Top Talent’ award, ‘Leading Executive Trainee’ award and ‘Act Like Owner’ award.

Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Saba Akbar
Aspire to Inspire Women's Story - Saba Akbar
21 June 2022

Meet Saba Akbar an esteemed academic, multiple scholarship awardee, and professional nurse from Sydney Jamat.

Aspire to Inspire: Shahida Bano
Aspire to Inspire: Shahida Bano
31 May 2022

Originally from Ahmadabad, Hunza (Northern Pakistan), Shahida Bano is a Senior Quality Improvement Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.

Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
Aspire to Inspire: Anisha Lakhani
16 March 2022

Anisha Lakhani is an inspiring leader who has had experience in a variety of careers from an IT Business Warehousing Consultant to becoming a passionate educator. Originally from Nashik, India, Anisha started her journey in the field of Engineering (specializing in IT) and then went on to complete her MBA in Finance before heading to the UK for the STEP Programme. Anisha has a deep love for traveling. She has travelled to over 25 countries for work, educational trips, conferences, workshops, and camps, such as Global Encounters.

Aspire to Inspire: Dr. Zohra Lassi
Aspire to Inspire: Dr. Zohra Lassi
24 November 2021

Dr. Zohra Lassi is an Epidemiologist, who is recognised nationally and internationally for her research on improving maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health & nutrition. She has authored 170+ academic publications to advance knowledge in public health practice. Some of her work has translated into global health guidelines and policies.

2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
2021 Imamat Day Greeting with Hope and Gratitude
8 July 2021

“Mawla Tera Shukriya”  is composed and performed by Imran Keshwani to express gratitude for the blessings we enjoy every day. The lyrics are a reminder of our hope and faith in Mawla when experiencing challenges and hardship. Imran shares this song with the global Jamat to bring them comfort and lift, as it helped him, through these challenging times of the COVId-19 Pandemic.

Ismaili Community Congratulates Recent Recipient
Ismaili Community Congratulates Recent Recipient
20 June 2021

The Ismaili Community in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea as well as globally wish to congratulate Karim Sumar AM, President of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim Council for his recent appointment as a member (AM) of The Order of Australia, for his significant service to the Ismaili Muslim Community, and the Convenience Retail Industry.

Camp Al-ilm @ Home 2021
Camp Al-ilm @ Home 2021
14 April 2021

Over the Australian and New Zealander summer holidays, youth from around ANZ attended summer camps COVID style – online.

AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL MONUMENT TO MIGRATION
AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL MONUMENT TO MIGRATION
27 March 2021
A story of a refugee’s journey
 
On Sunday 21st of March 2021, the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC unveiled the Welcome Wall and declared it as Australia’s National Monument to Migration.
ECD@Home Virtual Classes

ECD Teachers Appreciation

Media Description: 
Parents and children of the ANZ Jamat show their appreciation in recognition of the dedication and commitment of the ECD teachers in running virtual classes during the pandemic lockdown time.
ECD@Home Virtual Classes
[email protected] Virtual Classes
[email protected] Virtual Classes
13 October 2020

Early Childhood Development (ECD) education is an important mandate of the Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The classes are run for parents and children aged 0-60months each month. The focus of these ECD classes is to support, engage and educate parents of/and 0 months to 60 months old children in their development of mind, body and spirit. As we know, in the first five years of life, experiences and relationships stimulate children’s development, creating millions of connections in their brains. Considering the objective, Early Childhood Educators develop class activities aiming for children physical, social, emotional, behavioral, spiritual and language development.

New Auckland Jamatkhana
New Auckland Jamatkhana
New Jamatkhana Opens in Auckland
New Jamatkhana Opens in Auckland
10 July 2020

The recent opening of the new Jamatkhana facility in Auckland has been a triumph after many months of tireless effort in preparing the facility followed by the additional challenges that the COVID 19 lockdown presented.  The New Zealand Jamat had an emotional opening with mixed feelings of elation and joy, tinged with sadness for the rest of the community across Australia unable to congregate due to restrictions. The jamat were very cooperative as they maintained the need for social distancing and adhered to the hygiene protocols in place for their own safety and security.