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"Art is a universal language, which transcends cultural boundaries by telling a story about a particular time and place. It encourages us to search deeper within, and thus learn more about ourselves."

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival, The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Jenny Datoo, Project Lead, and Nabila D. Samji, Deputy Project Lead. Jenny and Nabila look back and reflect on the journey of Jubilee Arts, from its conception, through to national events, the International Arts Festival, and the programme's continuing legacy.

"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Abyd Karmali, OBE, Managing Director and Climate Financing Executive at a multinational financial institution, and Vice Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee. Abyd discusses his perspective on the interaction between humankind and nature, and the implications of climate change in today’s rapidly changing world.

The Aga Khan Council for Bangladesh, celebrated the World Speech Day (WSD). This is an annual event-taking place at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, every year for the past consecutive four years.

Can you imagine life in a place where the very ground you stand on is not stable and it is almost routine to see the land sliding into the river when it rains? Where people know their schools, fields, yards, and even their homes are on unstable ground?

Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board (ITREB) Bangladesh, organized a Religious Education Day Camp for the ECD, Primary Talim and Secondary STEP students, focused on the theme of Ethics and Values of Islam (for example:  Integrity, honesty, responsibility, respect, equality, non-violence, compassion, empathy, courage, humility, etc.).  

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