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The Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB), Bangladesh organized an educational and entertaining day on November 7, 2019. The main objective was to show the recent school that won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and to recognize and appreciate the valuable time, effort, dedication and knowledge sharing that the REC teachers, ITREB Library members, volunteers, and staff give in order to shape the lives of the children and provide religious education to jamat.

Dr. Ruhee Jaffer.

The concept of public service was instilled in Dr. Ruhee Jaffer at a young age. She recalls, “My great grandfather and his family were sent to Africa from Bombay to serve. I feel honored to have the opportunity and support from my peers and colleagues to continue this tradition of service in places that hold such beautiful memories and significance for our family.”

The Youth Coordinating Forum (YCF), consisting of ITREB, Youth and Sports Committee and Education Committee organized a day long educational and entertainment program for youth ages 12-35 years on Thursday, August 15, 2019. 

The process of sharing information in today’s world is extremely intense. Significant and constant amounts of information are received through the media. Today’s written media has changed dramatically and this has become more pronounced with the introduction of desktop publishing and social media. To learn more about these trends, the National Council’s Communications and Publications Committee arranged a visit to Bangladesh’s leading and largest circulating English daily - The Daily Star.

Zameer Rayani receiving the “Just Do It Award’ from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

“I didn’t believe it until I was shaking his hand,” Zameer Rayani admits. When his presence was requested at Amazon’s recent All-Hands Meeting in Seattle, he didn’t even share with his family or friends. After all, no one from the HR department had ever won the award in the company’s 25-year history, but with numerous Ismaili Amazonians live-streaming the event around the world, messages like this spread like wildfire on social media: “Do you know Zameer Rayani? Sounds Ismaili, he just got an award from Bezos at our company All-Hands!”

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