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The Ismaili TV celebrates 100 days on air
The Ismaili TV celebrates 100 days on air
30 July 2020

Recent months have been a challenging time for the global Jamat. Schools, stores, workplaces, and Jamatkhanas around the world temporarily closed their doors in order to protect the health and safety of those around them. This introduced a void in many peoples’ day-to-day lives. However, with challenge comes opportunity, and exactly 100 days ago — mere weeks after the global shutdowns — The Ismaili launched an online TV channel in an effort to help fill the void.

The Ismaili TV to host Eid programme in multiple languages
The Ismaili TV to host Eid programme in multiple languages
28 July 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to present the Eid al-Adha programme, bringing the Jamat together to celebrate in multiple languages and timezones.

Amin Bhatia is an award-winning composer with nearly 50 scores to his credit. He has written music for film, TV, and album projects for over 30 years and recently won a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the Netflix show Anne with an E.
Amin Bhatia is an award-winning composer with nearly 50 scores to his credit. He has written music for film, TV, and album projects for over 30 years and recently won a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the Netflix show Anne with an E.
Composer Amin Bhatia wins Canadian Screen Award
Composer Amin Bhatia wins Canadian Screen Award
23 July 2020

Amin Bhatia and his musical composing partner Ari Posner have been nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards for the last five consecutive years, including two nominations this year for Canadian TV shows. However, with no wins to show from the previous years, Amin wasn’t expecting to win this year.

Innovation programme in UAE challenges youth to build for a better future
Innovation programme in UAE challenges youth to build for a better future
17 July 2020

Ismaili youth and young professionals have come together for the IDE8 open innovation challenge to find solutions to the world's most significant challenges. Through this process, they will learn skills that will help them prepare for a dynamic future, as well as assist those around them in need of support.

Dr Karim Damji with Dr Sheila Marco, who graduated as a glaucoma specialist from the University of Nairobi and now works at AKUH Nairobi and the University of Nairobi.
Dr Karim Damji with Dr Sheila Marco, who graduated as a glaucoma specialist from the University of Nairobi and now works at AKUH Nairobi and the University of Nairobi.
Canadian Jamat works to improve healthcare systems around the world
Canadian Jamat works to improve healthcare systems around the world
14 July 2020

Mawlana Hazar Imam has frequently commented on the value of sharing our time and knowledge with Jamats around the world and with the communities in which they live. Canadian Ismaili health professionals have taken that message to heart, having a long history of partnering with the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to improve the quality of life of people around the world.

Mentorship and curated exposure at RFS helped Hyderabad-based Akbar Surani to obtain a Fellowship at Plaksha Tech Leaders. One of the 60 fellows selected nationwide, he received a full scholarship to the programme.
Mentorship and curated exposure at RFS helped Hyderabad-based Akbar Surani to obtain a Fellowship at Plaksha Tech Leaders. One of the 60 fellows selected nationwide, he received a full scholarship to the programme.
Incubating the future: Mentorship programme nurtures students in tech
Incubating the future: Mentorship programme nurtures students in tech
13 July 2020

Since its launch in 2016, over 200 students have participated in the Reach for the Stars Mentorship Programme in India. Through mentorship, immersion visits, and conversations with industry stalwarts, the technology track of the programme has steered students from diverse backgrounds towards niche careers, high-impact professional pathways, and stellar academic programmes.

The Ismaili App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The Ismaili App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Official The Ismaili app now available for download
Official The Ismaili app now available for download
8 July 2020

The Ismaili is pleased to announce the release of our official mobile app, putting the latest news related to the Jamat and its institutions in your pocket!

Three-day programme to air on The Ismaili TV in celebration of Imamat Day
Three-day programme to air on The Ismaili TV in celebration of Imamat Day
7 July 2020

The Ismaili TV is pleased to present an Imamat Day programme featuring a variety of content that is sure to entertain and inspire the Jamat over the course of three days.

Global Stem Festival 2020

Global STEM Festival aims to prepare leaders of the future
Global STEM Festival aims to prepare leaders of the future
4 July 2020

The upcoming Global STEM Festival will focus on providing children and young adults of the Jamat an opportunity to explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to acquire the skills needed to be successful in their lives and careers.

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Salma Lakhani from Edmonton will be the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history.
Salma Lakhani from Edmonton will be the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history.
Salma Lakhani appointed as first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history
Salma Lakhani appointed as first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canadian history
1 July 2020

On 30 June 2020, Salma Lakhani, a member of the Jamat in Edmonton, was named as the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

From left to right: Murad Ajani, President, Ismaili Council for Southwestern US; The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Shenila Momin, Chairperson Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
From left to right: Murad Ajani, President, Ismaili Council for Southwestern US; The Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston; Shenila Momin, Chairperson Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the US Ismaili Council and FOCUS USA
Half a million facemasks donated to the City of Houston by the US Ismaili Council and FOCUS USA
18 June 2020

Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted a donation of half a million reusable face masks from Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA (FOCUS) and the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US. The formal announcement of the donation took place at Houston’s City Hall on 17 June 2020.

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.

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