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Ghulomidinov Navruzshoh says he will continue to produce and distribute masks until everyone in his village of Emc has one.
Ghulomidinov Navruzshoh says he will continue to produce and distribute masks until everyone in his village of Emc has one.
The blessing of helping others: Tajikistan’s heroes in action
The blessing of helping others: Tajikistan’s heroes in action
24 May 2020

Members of the Jamat in Tajikistan are helping their communities — which are at high risk of natural disasters — as part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an integral part of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)'s emergency management activities.

There may be unique and creative ways for students to prepare for the upcoming university application process.
There may be unique and creative ways for students to prepare for the upcoming university application process.
Navigating university admissions amid unprecedented times
Navigating university admissions amid unprecedented times
21 May 2020

Applying to an undergraduate programme can often feel like an arduous phase in a student’s life, even without the added burden of a global pandemic. However, this unprecedented time allows students an opportunity to seek out unique and creative ways to prepare themselves for the upcoming university application process.

President of the Council for Kenya Shamira Dostmohamed delivers provisions to the National Police Service along with Safety and Security members Zahid Peermohamed and Sonya Nanji.
President of the Council for Kenya Shamira Dostmohamed delivers provisions to the National Police Service along with Safety and Security members Zahid Peermohamed and Sonya Nanji.
Kenyan Jamat serves those in need during pandemic
Kenyan Jamat serves those in need during pandemic
14 May 2020

During this time, through its Ismaili CIVIC initiative, the Kenyan Jamat has come together from across the country to volunteer time and resources to help those in need.

The Ismaili TV is now also available on demand.
The Ismaili TV is now also available on demand.
The Ismaili TV now available on demand
The Ismaili TV now available on demand
12 May 2020

Since launching three weeks ago, The Ismaili TV — an online streaming platform offering 24-hour programming curated for the global Jamat — has been viewed over 800 thousand times. If you missed anything, a selection of programmes are now available to enjoy on demand.

Vaneeza Rupani holds a photo of Ingenuity, the NASA Mars helicopter she named.
Vaneeza Rupani holds a photo of Ingenuity, the NASA Mars helicopter she named.
Ismaili high school student names NASA’s Mars helicopter
Ismaili high school student names NASA’s Mars helicopter
8 May 2020

Ever since Vaneeza Rupani was a little girl, she has been captivated by space exploration. She fed her interest by reading books about space at her school library and visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Global Encounters calls youth to inspire hope
Global Encounters calls youth to inspire hope
5 May 2020

As our world faces the unprecedented challenge of fighting the novel coronavirus, we must acknowledge that we are living through a very unique time in modern human history. While some of us are facing challenges in making lifestyle adjustments to shelter in place, others are facing significant constraints, battling isolation, struggling with unemployment and financial uncertainty, or fulfilling a call of duty to protect communities and loved ones.

Interdependence can facilitate a united and concerted global effort, one that may also lead to greater realisation that we are part of a single community, inseparable from others.
Interdependence can facilitate a united and concerted global effort, one that may also lead to greater realisation that we are part of a single community, inseparable from others.
Hope, faith, and community
Hope, faith, and community
2 May 2020

How does one define their role and value in society, or one’s purpose in life? Are we atomised beings moving through life in a random fashion or connected and “born of a single soul,” as the Qur’an informs us? How are we connected, and what is an individual without a community?

TEDx talk at Ismaili Centre shines light on tuberculosis, an infectious threat to learn from
TEDx talk at Ismaili Centre shines light on tuberculosis, an infectious threat to learn from
28 April 2020

In his address at TEDxOudMetha, held at the Ismaili Centre Dubai weeks before widespread social distancing was implemented, Dr Salmaan Keshavjee, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Medical School’s Centre for Global Health Delivery, discussed how many other diseases, beyond Covid-19, continue to affect peoples’ quality of life and cause untimely death, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even curable infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB).

Rahim Bhimani uses the industrial laser cutting machine in his basement to create thousands of face shields for healthcare workers.
Rahim Bhimani uses the industrial laser cutting machine in his basement to create thousands of face shields for healthcare workers.
Ismaili designer makes face shields for health workers
Ismaili designer makes face shields for health workers
28 April 2020

In mid-March, as Covid-19 arrived in Canada amidst fear and panic, Rahim Bhimani began talking with his peers in Toronto, discussing possible ways they could help to serve health care workers in the local area and beyond.

Top left: Sanif Maredia provides local healthcare workers with food from his restaurant MESS - College Station Waffle House. Middle left: Saleem Ali and Rahim Maknojia of Oaks Cleaner provide free laundry services for healthcare professionals and medical professionals. Bottom left: Alishah Momin and Nazim Sunesara at Ionized LLC prepare supplies for distribution. Right: Rafiq Karimi of CD One Price Cleaners in Chicago offers free laundry services to emergency and healthcare workers.
Top left: Sanif Maredia provides local healthcare workers with food from his restaurant MESS - College Station Waffle House. Middle left: Saleem Ali and Rahim Maknojia of Oaks Cleaner provide free laundry services for healthcare professionals and medical professionals. Bottom left: Alishah Momin and Nazim Sunesara at Ionized LLC prepare supplies for distribution. Right: Rafiq Karimi of CD One Price Cleaners in Chicago offers free laundry services to emergency and healthcare workers.
Entrepreneurs from USA Jamat help the community during COVID-19 crisis
Entrepreneurs from USA Jamat help the community during COVID-19 crisis
27 April 2020

While the USA struggles with the closure of many businesses, some entrepreneurs are taking a bold stand to make a difference. Building on the principles of ethical and moral responsibility, four entrepreneurs are determined to use their businesses to help the community and first responders.

The Ismaili TV is an online streaming platform offering 24-hour programming curated for the global Jamat.
The Ismaili TV is an online streaming platform offering 24-hour programming curated for the global Jamat.
The Ismaili presents: The Ismaili TV
The Ismaili presents: The Ismaili TV
22 April 2020

As we journey through this challenging time, we are also faced with many opportunities: the opportunity to enrich our minds and bodies, to engage more with our families, to focus on faith, and to come together and strengthen our sense of community. With this in mind, The Ismaili is pleased to present The Ismaili TV.

A volunteer delivers a care package to a family as part of the partnership programme between Ismaili CIVIC and Yayasan Chow Kit in Malaysia.
A volunteer delivers a care package to a family as part of the partnership programme between Ismaili CIVIC and Yayasan Chow Kit in Malaysia.
Ismaili community in Malaysia works with local organisation to support families
Ismaili community in Malaysia works with local organisation to support families
15 April 2020

Sixty Kuala Lumpur families in need were recently provided with much-needed care packages thanks to the Ismaili community in Malaysia working in partnership with Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK), a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre.

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