The 20th century writer William Arthur Ward once wrote that “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” On the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2021, we celebrate the teachers and educators in our Jamat that continue to inspire us week after week, and thus help to positively shape the future of humanity.
A dramatic reduction in face-to-face interactions, concern for older relatives, and uncertainty over examinations and future prospects have placed a heavy burden on today’s youth. When it comes to mental health, young people are facing one of the most pressing challenges in recent times.
In Pakistan, the Ismaili community is scattered all over the country, with a substantial number residing in the mountainous valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. These valleys are known for their beauty and splendour, but also bear many socio-economic and environmental issues. Jamati and AKDN institutions continue to provide access to basic services in the region.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc and redefine normalcy for almost everyone in every part of the world. The past 18 months have been a uniquely challenging time on many fronts. As we learn to adapt to new ways of living, the ongoing uncertainty continues to challenge us at a level much more profound than we may realise.
This week, The Ismaili presents Anywhere, performed by K4 from Canada. The song, which contains urban influences, depicts young people finding their way in the world, guided by their faith.
Thousands of members of the Jamat are busy making final preparations ahead of the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, to be held this weekend in more than 30 countries around the world.
The Ismaili is excited to announce that Careers of the Future is launching a weekly podcast starting today, 14 September.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) participated in and delivered a statement at the High-Level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General earlier today, 13 September 2021.
At a special ceremony held in Karachi this week, the Aga Khan University Hospital’s New Private Wing was officially named the Princess Zahra Pavilion. The state-of-the-art facility has been offering the highest standards of excellence and care to patients since it first began operating in 2019.
The Ismaili is pleased to present Soday-e-Ishq, written by Aziz Allah Barzgar and performed by members of the Jamat from Iran. The song explores notions of yearning, search, and seeking the love of the divine.
On Monday 6 September, Princess Zahra will deliver an address at a special Ceremony to name the Aga Khan University Hospital’s new Private Wing Complex in Karachi as the Princess Zahra Pavilion. The event is expected to begin at 8:00 AM (Toronto) / 1:00 PM (London) / 5:00 PM (Karachi) and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.
The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted every aspect of life, and often leave us feeling physically and emotionally tired without understanding why. Our ability to recover after hardships, also known as resilience, is key in helping us to adapt to new situations in our lives. Read on for eight tips on how to build resilience in our rapidly changing world.