Central US

Healthcare Hero - Shamim Semmy
Healthcare Hero - Shamim Semmy
17 July 2020

Shamim Semmy has provided care for numerous coronavirus patients and though it is difficult to enforce strict isolation protocols, she has persevered and taken it in stride.

Sofia Babool
Sofia Babool
College Student and Friends Produce Face Masks for Physicians
College Student and Friends Produce Face Masks for Physicians
12 July 2020

Many in the Jamat around the country have been moved by the lack of adequate personal protective equipment available to healthcare workers and other frontline responders during this COVID-19 crisis. These dedicated professionals are risking their own lives to save others. Others have been concerned about the plight of those unable to work, and who are finding it difficult to provide food for their families at this time.

I-CERV volunteers of Little Rock donate 10,000 masks and 1,800 meals to the University of Arkansas Medical Center.
I-CERV volunteers of Little Rock donate 10,000 masks and 1,800 meals to the University of Arkansas Medical Center.
Six Feet Apart but Close to Others
Six Feet Apart but Close to Others
7 July 2020

The Council for the Central US provides much-needed items to the community during this health crisis.

Jun 12
Yoga Class - June 12, 2020 at 6 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. PT
6 June 2020

JoIn us for a relaxing Yoga Class for all ages!

Dilshad Mawani (left), Sultana Sherali (top left), and Mumtaz Hirani (top right) have helped to make face coverings for physicians and families all over the Dallas region.
Dilshad Mawani (left), Sultana Sherali (top left), and Mumtaz Hirani (top right) have helped to make face coverings for physicians and families all over the Dallas region.
College student and friends produce face masks for physicians
College student and friends produce face masks for physicians
29 May 2020

For Sofia Babool, a 20-year-old sophomore studying neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas, conversation in recent weeks has centered around Covid-19. The world seems to be on pause; her school, favorite coffee shop, everything in her life has been turned upside down.

Khairunissa Meghani, a Dallas nurse, proudly serving COVID-19 patients.
Khairunissa Meghani, a Dallas nurse, proudly serving COVID-19 patients.
Nurses on the frontlines, risking their own lives to save others
Nurses on the frontlines, risking their own lives to save others
7 May 2020

For Nurse Appreciation Week, we are recounting the stories and struggles of a few of our nurses who care for us, especially during the current health crisis.

Shahid Qalandar, a singer-songwriter from Northern Pakistan.
Shahid Qalandar, a singer-songwriter from Northern Pakistan.
Peace and Love with Music and Art
Peace and Love with Music and Art
29 April 2020

A self-taught musician and artist from Hunza overcomes cultural barriers to help local artists perform in Lisbon.

Aziz Samji discusses economic ramifications affecting the global community.
Aziz Samji discusses economic ramifications affecting the global community.
Ismaili Federal Reserve Bank Analyst Describes Market Conditions Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Ismaili Federal Reserve Bank Analyst Describes Market Conditions Amid Coronavirus Concerns
22 April 2020

A Dallas IPN event draws attendees to hear about the latest economic conditions affecting Texas

Mayor Kevin Falconer with the leadership team from the Ismaili Council for the Central United States.
Mayor Kevin Falconer with the leadership team from the Ismaili Council for the Central United States.
I-CERV Awarded Outstanding Community Organization of the Year
I-CERV Awarded Outstanding Community Organization of the Year
23 March 2020

The Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV) organization in the Central United States recognized for community service and for educating the Jamat.

Chief Judge Lynn mingles with guests prior to the event.
Chief Judge Lynn mingles with guests prior to the event.
A Discussion about the Courts with a Chief Judge
A Discussion about the Courts with a Chief Judge
9 March 2020

With her wit and commanding presence, Chief Judge Barbara Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas engaged an audience of legal professionals, students, and community members with a discourse entitled, “From the Bench: Civics in Action.” Judge Lynn is the first female partner of a Dallas law firm, and after her appointment by former President Bill Clinton to the bench and confirmed by the Senate, the first woman to hold the position of Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas, in 2016.

Inclusive Leadership Talks at TEDxPlano Series
Inclusive Leadership Talks at TEDxPlano Series
8 March 2020

“Envision an empty chair in the room and think about who’s not there. Who doesn’t have a voice at the table and who’s not in the room?” asks Diversity, Equity & Inclusion specialist Farzana Nayani. “Think about the people who may not have the privileges and power that we do based on our successes or on the lot that we were given in life.”

The Texas delegation with former Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, University of Texas System Board of Regent Christina Crain, and leadership from the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Texas delegation with former Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, University of Texas System Board of Regent Christina Crain, and leadership from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Aga Khan Academies Delegation Meets with Texas Senator Angela Paxton
Aga Khan Academies Delegation Meets with Texas Senator Angela Paxton
9 October 2019

Highlighting excellence in all aspects of education, State of Texas leaders met with representatives from the Aga Khan Academies, President of Council for Central USA, and Rizwan Sheikh, member of the Steering Committee for the Texas Agreement of Cooperation at Plano Jamatkhana on August 21, 2019.

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