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How can we begin to turn noble ideals into action and solutions to the challenges we face today?
How can we begin to turn noble ideals into action and solutions to the challenges we face today?
Pluralism: a work in progress
Pluralism: a work in progress
26 November 2020

The year 2020 has rapidly become one of the most disruptive in living memory. Just as one life-altering crisis becomes embedded in the collective consciousness, other developments gain attention, raising additional questions to address. Many of us are asking, what is our responsibility? What can we do, and how can we help?

Values such as integrity, accountability, and transparency are important to succeed in the field of public service.
Values such as integrity, accountability, and transparency are important to succeed in the field of public service.
A glimpse into a career in public service
A glimpse into a career in public service
26 November 2020

Careers of the Future is a new original series airing on The Ismaili TV, where students can hear directly from members of the Jamat at the leading edge of their fields about how to most effectively prepare for the future of work.

Occupying the area comprising the Northernmost part of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and China, the Chipurson Valley hosts over 500 households with an approximate population of 3,000.

transforming lives

Occupying the area comprising the Northernmost part of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and China, the Chipurson Valley hosts over 500 households with an approximate population of 3,000.
Video: Pursuing dreams on the roof of the world
25 November 2020

Sadaqat aspires to become a writer. Although he suffers from a childhood impairment and the distance from his village to school is two kilometres, he does not allow his condition or the stretch of road to hinder him on the path to achieving his dream.

Reshit, situated in the Hunza District of Gilgit-Baltistan, is the oldest village of Chipurson, and known as the central village of Chipursan Valley.
Reshit, situated in the Hunza District of Gilgit-Baltistan, is the oldest village of Chipurson, and known as the central village of Chipursan Valley.
Offering opportunities and transforming lives
Offering opportunities and transforming lives
25 November 2020

The Ismaili Council for Pakistan's Socio-Economic Development Programme supports access to quality education, so that children like Sadaqat can achieve their dreams and empower their families.

Ay banday

Music video: Ay banday (O believer)
23 November 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present Ay Banday performed by Zainab Baloch. The song’s lyrics represent a reminder of the transient nature of this world, and urge the listener to reflect on one's purpose in life.

Aziz Nathoo presents at the United Nations in New York City on the role of civil society and specifically on civil dialogue in interfaith spaces.
Aziz Nathoo presents at the United Nations in New York City on the role of civil society and specifically on civil dialogue in interfaith spaces.
One person’s mission to connect communities
One person’s mission to connect communities
23 November 2020

"I spend a lot of time learning about my faith and trying to be an exemplary ambassador of Islam in the world,” said Aziz Nathoo, who has immersed himself in teaching, dialogue, peacemaking, tolerance, and promoting pluralism for the past 20 years.

Careers of the Future hopes to prepare young people for the rapid changes taking place in workplaces across all fields in every part of the world.
Careers of the Future hopes to prepare young people for the rapid changes taking place in workplaces across all fields in every part of the world.
What does the future hold for young people?
What does the future hold for young people?
19 November 2020

Working lives are changing more rapidly than perhaps ever before. Careers of the Future is a new original series airing exclusively on The Ismaili TV, where students and young professionals can hear directly from members of the Jamat at the leading edge of their fields about how to most effectively prepare for the future of work.

Chehra Tera

Music video: Chehra Tera
9 November 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present Chehra Tera with music by Alykhan Surani, performed by Zaheed Damani and Anar Hussainaly, and filmed at the Aga Khan Garden in Alberta. The song’s lyrics explore the notions of longing and search, and illustrate how the signs we seek are often closer than we may realise.

UCA's unique location in smaller cities and rural communities adds to the school’s appeal.
UCA's unique location in smaller cities and rural communities adds to the school’s appeal.
An insight into student life at the University of Central Asia
An insight into student life at the University of Central Asia
9 November 2020

Surrounded by the Pamir mountains in the heart of Khorog, Tajikistan, students like Jonbegim Mukhtor have the opportunity to participate in a university experience like no other.

Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam, 2 November 2020
Message from Mawlana Hazar Imam, 2 November 2020
2 November 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to share a message from Mawlana Hazar Imam to the worldwide Jamat.

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Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Impact and innovation: An educator’s journey into school leadership
Impact and innovation: An educator’s journey into school leadership
29 October 2020

“Education is an equalizer. All of us who are in education, we’re not in there for money. We’re there for impact,” said Shehnaz Wadhwania, currently the founding principal for Abram Agnew Elementary School in California’s Santa Clara Unified School District. Before becoming a school leader, Shehnaz followed a unique career path in education, where she felt she could make the greatest impact.

The Global STEM Festival brought together students from all around the world in a way that had never been done before— virtually.
The Global STEM Festival brought together students from all around the world in a way that had never been done before— virtually.
Creative young minds blossom amid pandemic
Creative young minds blossom amid pandemic
29 October 2020

Earlier this year, students and volunteers from around the world came together to make the most of the newfound time and togetherness provided by the lock downs. Aga Khan Education Boards harnessed the inherent creativity of the youth of our Jamat while being confined to their homes. They developed the Global STEM Festival, which took place from 5 July to 30 August 2020.

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