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Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.

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Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.
Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process
Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process
6 December 2021

Delegates gathered at the fourth Paris Peace Forum at the Parc de la Villette to debate global challenges and put forward new principles of action for a post-Covid world. This year, young Ismailis had the in-person opportunity to volunteer at the event, and to interact with speakers and representatives of international organisations and NGOs.

Volunteers around the world came together to participate in various activities to showcase environmental stewardship and to provide pandemic relief to commemorate the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2021.
Volunteers around the world came together to participate in various activities to showcase environmental stewardship and to provide pandemic relief to commemorate the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2021.
Global Ismaili Civic Day: A weekend of service to humanity
Global Ismaili Civic Day: A weekend of service to humanity
4 December 2021

Global Ismaili CIVIC Day brought together tens of thousands of volunteers – old and young alike – in collaboration with civil society partners to benefit millions of people around the world. Displaying our ethics in action, the weekend of service marked another chapter in our centuries old tradition of contributing to the societies in which we live.

More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.
More than 30 countries will participate in the Global Ismaili CIVIC Day, with thousands of volunteers engaged in over 240 activities across the weekend.
Worldwide Jamat unites for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
Worldwide Jamat unites for Global Ismaili CIVIC Day
22 September 2021

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.

Global Ismaili CIVIC Day: Celebrating community service across the globe
Global Ismaili CIVIC Day: Celebrating community service across the globe
23 August 2021

Since the global launch of the Ismaili CIVIC initiative last year, volunteers from the worldwide Jamat have made a significant positive impact in the areas of health, education, economic development, environmental stewardship, and cultural restoration. To build on this momentum, the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day will take place on 26 September 2021.

Global Stem Festival: Real life solutions for real life problems
Global Stem Festival: Real life solutions for real life problems
25 July 2021

The Global STEM Festival 2021 is an opportunity for youth aged 5-18 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), by creating and showcasing projects to the global Jamat — virtually.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott poses with members of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and a number of Ismaili volunteers at the Texas State Capitol on 26 May 2021.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott poses with members of the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US and a number of Ismaili volunteers at the Texas State Capitol on 26 May 2021.
Texas leaders recognize Ismaili community’s service during challenging year
Texas leaders recognize Ismaili community’s service during challenging year
7 June 2021

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.

Karim Kaba created “Technology4Seniors,” a non-profit organisation that uses voice-assistant technology to help seniors connect with their families and friends, as well as access entertainment such as TV shows, devotional poetry, and music.
Karim Kaba created “Technology4Seniors,” a non-profit organisation that uses voice-assistant technology to help seniors connect with their families and friends, as well as access entertainment such as TV shows, devotional poetry, and music.
Using voice-assistant technology to help seniors during the pandemic
Using voice-assistant technology to help seniors during the pandemic
21 May 2021

During the course of the pandemic, the Jamat has adapted to an increased use of technology. It is inspiring to see how Ismailis around the world have taken this transition in stride, as can be seen by the founding of The Ismaili TV, the hundreds of virtual events and programmes that have been offered, as well as the individual contributions of time and knowledge the global Jamat has provided.

In 2020, Azima said the goal of her startup was to teach people sign language, which couldn’t be done physically due to Covid.
In 2020, Azima said the goal of her startup was to teach people sign language, which couldn’t be done physically due to Covid.
Innovation for communication: Increasing deaf accessibility and inclusion during the pandemic
Innovation for communication: Increasing deaf accessibility and inclusion during the pandemic
20 May 2021

Azima Dhanjee, a Pakistani entrepreneur, co-founded ConnectHear, a platform that generates sign language interpreters and seeks to increase deaf accessibility and inclusion in Pakistan.

The software tool allows users to text their postal code to a particular phone number and receive a reply with nearby vaccination sites.
The software tool allows users to text their postal code to a particular phone number and receive a reply with nearby vaccination sites.
Zain Manji develops tool to help find nearby vaccination sites
Zain Manji develops tool to help find nearby vaccination sites
16 May 2021

When the United States government released a service that supported users in finding a vaccination site near them, Ontario-native Zain Manji realised there was nothing stopping him from creating a similar tool for Canadians.

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Music video: Tere Liye (For You)
11 May 2021

The Ismaili is pleased to present a specially commissioned music video entitled Tere Liye (For You). Performed in six languages and featuring over a hundred The Ismaili Sounds artists, the song celebrates the tireless efforts of the countless volunteers who have supported The Ismaili TV since its launch and acknowledges all volunteers who have helped the Jamat feel connected, supported, and entertained during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
International students helping others achieve their dreams
International students helping others achieve their dreams
29 January 2021

Take any highly successful person and chances are that person had a mentor to guide his or her journey, but when Kenyan-born Azan Virji set out to obtain a world-class medical education in the United States, he didn’t know whose path he could follow.

Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
29 January 2021

As the global community faced unforeseen challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools and universities were required to quickly implement remote learning in order to maintain social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols.

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