In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
Yasmin Dharani has been volunteering with the Aga Khan Academies in the area of communications for the past 18 months. The nature of her work evolves as additional needs are identified. Her role has expanded over time to encompass several areas, primarily related to increasing the visibility of the Academies as the agency grows and expands.
Sabeen Virani talks about the growing phenomenon of young people across North America going overseas to study, work, or volunteer. She recounts her own experience in Syria as well as other individuals’ ventures to places like Sudan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uganda.