Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, the University of Central Asia celebrated the achievements of its inaugural cohort of graduates: the Class of 2021. A live-streamed convocation brought together students, family members, faculty, and well-wishers across multiple countries and time zones around the world.
Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a virtual address at the University of Central Asia’s first-ever convocation on 19 June. The ceremony will honour the first class of undergraduate students at the School of Arts and Sciences and will be livestreamed from the University campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan and Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
This production features three music artists from different backgrounds, all sharing a common passion for music. The fusion of poetry, piano, and song lyrics symbolises that the bonds of togetherness endure, despite whatever may come our way.
President Uhuru Kenyatta presented the Aga Khan University with a newly granted charter at a special ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday. The event also included the inauguration of AKU’s University Centre, and featured an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.
In a momentous occasion, the Aga Khan University will receive its Charter from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and will inaugurate a new state-of-the-art University Centre in the heart of Nairobi. The event will air live on The Ismaili TV tomorrow, 11 June, and will feature an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.
Over the past year, the challenge of Covid-19 in Texas has been compounded by a winter storm that left millions throughout the state without power and water, and Hurricane Laura, which caused extensive property damage and displaced many. In the face of these challenges, members of the Ismaili community came together to assist those in need, staffing vaccine mega-sites, volunteering to distribute food and water, donating large amounts of PPE to first responders and communities in need, and organizing dozens of drives, including to collect blood, food, and books.
To coincide with World Environment Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present two short films produced by Prince Hussain, demonstrating the natural beauty of the oceans and the delicate ecosystems they support.
This week, The Ismaili presents a rendition of Ya Imami Haqq by Ambarkhan Sarojkhan from Tajikistan. The song’s lyrics express gratitude for the grace of the Imam-of-the-Time, while the video illustrates that one’s generosity may be returned in the most unexpected way.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues through 2021, Ismaili youth from around the world have been playing their part on the frontline. From travelling to remote areas to provide healthcare access, to stepping in at short-staffed hospitals, to holding down the fort in Covid wards, young members of the Jamat have stepped up to support citizens and families impacted by the pandemic.
As technology advances and the realm of cyberspace becomes more central in our personal and professional lives, understanding the landscape of cyber security and technological policy will become ever more important.
Covid-19 has amplified the pervasive presence of technology in human life, especially among children. According to a report by Qustodio, screen time among children doubled after the onset of the pandemic. Technology proved to be an invaluable asset to society over the past year, but it's unfettered use does not come without risks. By teaching moderation and discretion at home, parents can help their children reap the benefits of technology while avoiding its pitfalls.
Embracing new technologies and investing in innovation is perhaps no longer a choice, but a necessity. In line with this view, Imamat and Jamati institutions in Pakistan are harnessing the potential of digital transformation to improve lives across the region.