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As governments imposed stringent lockdowns with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ismaili CIVIC in the Far East supported a number of initiatives to assist the communities of Singapore and Malaysia. The focus of these initiatives was to assist vulnerable segments of society who were at high-risk of facing financial and health-related challenges during the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns.
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, community leadership of the Far East region was faced with the unique challenge of engaging a widely dispersed Jamat living in 12 different countries without being able to engage physically. As centres were suspended and travel came to a standstill, the Ismail Council for the Far East adapted by utilising webinars, social media, and other modes of technology to keep the community connected with their faith with each other. Ultimately, technology was the tool that helped unite everyone and strengthened the relationship between the community and its institutions.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced teachers and students around the world to make an abrupt transition from classrooms to remote learning as schools, universities, and other educational centres were closed. Many communities in Asia were not prepared for this sudden change, but the Ismaili community in the Far East have helped to smooth the transition.
Singaporean Azeem Merchant, 20, is an academic trailblazer with a string of awards and accolades to his name. He is completing his national service in September 2020, and will pursue medicine with the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fellow Community Members, Imamat Day Mubarak! I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and healthy.
On the auspicious day of Eid-ul Fitr Far East Institutions presents, "Journey of Life"
Send e-greeting cards to your loved ones near and far. Encourage our students by sharing the.Ismaili Far East's first ever e-card series proudly designed by P5, P6 and STEP students.
Fellow Community Members,
Ramadan Mubarak! I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and healthy; and staying at home as much as possible.
Sixty Kuala Lumpur families in need were recently provided with much-needed care packages thanks to the Ismaili community in Malaysia working in partnership with Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK), a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre.
Dear Fellow Community Members,
I last wrote to you a few days ago upon receiving Chairman Malik of LIF’s message from MHI. Since then, and over the past week, news about the spread of COVID-19 has become even more concerning. Several countries globally, especially the US and many countries in Europe have not yet been able to contain the spread of the virus. The number of cases has more than doubled over the past five days. Even more worrying is that fatalities are increasing at an alarming rate.