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Recognising that not enough people were talking about climate change, Rozina Kanchwala crafted a play that aimed to provoke thought and spark dialogue.
Recognising that not enough people were talking about climate change, Rozina Kanchwala crafted a play that aimed to provoke thought and spark dialogue.
Meet Rozina, the environmental advocate changing the world one act at a time
Meet Rozina, the environmental advocate changing the world one act at a time
4 June 2023

In a world grappling with the impacts of ecological crisis, a ray of hope shines through the tireless efforts of individuals dedicated to preserving our planet. Among them is Rozina Kanchwala, whose passionate advocacy is rapidly capturing attention.

After taking a cell phone repair class, Malika Lirani now work at a repair shop in order to supplement her income.
After taking a cell phone repair class, Malika Lirani now work at a repair shop in order to supplement her income.
Lighting a spark: Enabling lifelong learning for a brighter future
Lighting a spark: Enabling lifelong learning for a brighter future
30 May 2023

As members of the Jamat seek to build new lives in unfamiliar lands, they often face various obstacles to economic growth and financial stability. However, the Skills Development Initiative is offering hope and tangible support to those seeking to re-establish themselves in a different place.

The daily schedule for residents at Jubilee Towers includes mental stimulation activities such as puzzles, art, and games.
The daily schedule for residents at Jubilee Towers includes mental stimulation activities such as puzzles, art, and games.
There’s no place like home
There’s no place like home
16 May 2023

There is a certain magic within the spaces at Jubilee Towers in Dar es Salaam. That’s the feeling you get from the seniors who live there and those involved in running it. They love the place.

A reunion story to remember
A reunion story to remember
29 March 2023

On 4 March, at the Ismaili Centre Vancouver, two strangers came together to share a special moment — 50 years after first crossing paths during a milestone event in both of their lives.

Young climate champions planting for the future
Young climate champions planting for the future
27 March 2023

As part of their pledge to be climate champions, the Aga Khan Scouts and Guides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, planted a micro-forest at Upanga Jamatkhana last month in collaboration with Ismaili CIVIC and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

Through guided heritage tours, the group journeyed through some of the celebrated landmarks in the Walled City of Lahore.
Through guided heritage tours, the group journeyed through some of the celebrated landmarks in the Walled City of Lahore.
Celebrating the colours of diversity
Celebrating the colours of diversity
6 March 2023

In the vibrant and colourful city of Lahore, different religious and cultural groups have coexisted and flourished for centuries. This made it a fitting location to host a week-long residential programme for young adults entitled ‘Rang - An Arts and Culture Expedition.’

Global Encounters Camp participants explore restoration work being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at the Lahore Fort.
Global Encounters Camp participants explore restoration work being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture at the Lahore Fort.
Global Encounters Camp helps participants become global citizens
Global Encounters Camp helps participants become global citizens
27 February 2023

In a unique experience last month, Global Encounters facilitators and staff welcomed 38 youth participants to a two-week exploration of service, leadership, and culture in Pakistan.

Sharing the blessing of clean water
Sharing the blessing of clean water
27 November 2022

Nisha Mandani fondly recalls passing out cups of water to senior citizens in Jamatkhana while wearing a volunteer uniform as a child. Today, she travels across the world to ensure people in countries such as Malawi, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have clean drinking water.

Time and again, Mawlana Hazar Imam has taken the opportunity to recognise and appreciate the importance and value of voluntary service.

IV 2022 video

Time and again, Mawlana Hazar Imam has taken the opportunity to recognise and appreciate the importance and value of voluntary service.
A peek at the new Ismaili Volunteers motto, badge, and uniform
A peek at the new Ismaili Volunteers motto, badge, and uniform
18 October 2022

Mawlana Hazar Imam has approved a set of new guidelines for our uniformed volunteers who render service day in, day out, in Jamatkhanas and beyond.

What’s so special about architecture?
What’s so special about architecture?
25 September 2022

The eagerly anticipated winners of this year’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced this week. The six winning projects uniquely differ from one another but, as Faisal Ali explains, they share one important aspect.

Prince Amyn presented with Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston
Prince Amyn presented with Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston
8 August 2022

Shortly after his arrival in Houston yesterday, Prince Amyn met with Houston Mayor, the Honorable Sylvester Turner at City Hall. During their meeting, the Mayor bestowed Prince Amyn with an Honorary Citizenship of the City of Houston.

Ismaili Center Houston: Address by Prince Amyn
Ismaili Center Houston: Address by Prince Amyn
7 August 2022

Join us for a live presentation today from Houston, USA, featuring reflections on the upcoming Ismaili Center from Prince Amyn and Mayor of the City of Houston Sylvester Turner.

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