Youth Engagement

Young members of the Jamat are increasingly stepping into the visual, musical, and performing arts.
Young members of the Jamat are increasingly stepping into the visual, musical, and performing arts.
Young Ismailis embrace the arts
Young Ismailis embrace the arts
27 March 2021

In his remarks at the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards in 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam said, “after all, art is a matter of humanity just as much as it is a matter of identity.” Ismaili youth across the globe have been embracing art in this very spirit, to express, appreciate, and propel their emotions, thoughts, and passions in an outstanding way.

Rufayda's desire to learn more about the relationship between business and sustainability led her to pursue a job with a science-based pollination startup.
Rufayda's desire to learn more about the relationship between business and sustainability led her to pursue a job with a science-based pollination startup.
Young Ismailis prepare for a future economy
Young Ismailis prepare for a future economy
27 February 2021

The complex challenges facing our increasingly volatile world — from climate change to rural development to security — are also a source of opportunity for the next generation of leaders and changemakers. Around the world, young Ismailis like Rufayda Dhamani, Nurmuhammad Butabekov, and Aleem Rehmtulla are taking creative approaches to address these issues and prepare for the future of the global economy.

Pandemic perseverance: Pursuing your dreams during Covid-19
Pandemic perseverance: Pursuing your dreams during Covid-19
26 February 2021

I always saw the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as a daunting exam; nevertheless, the fact that so many students would be taking it with me physically gave me some sense of moral support, even if that support was coming from strangers.

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.

Many people, young and old, have used the medium of writing to document their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
Many people, young and old, have used the medium of writing to document their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting on our times by writing about the world
Reflecting on our times by writing about the world
11 January 2021

Since the beginning of time, people have handed down knowledge and lessons from one generation to the next in the form of stories. The novelist Haruki Murakami once said that “Stories lie deep in our souls. Stories lie so deep at the bottom of our hearts that they can bring people together at the deepest level.” For one young member of the Jamat in the Far East, continuing this centuries-old tradition is of crucial importance.

The Mosaic virtual camp reached over 80 participants aged 11-17 years across the UK and Europe.
The Mosaic virtual camp reached over 80 participants aged 11-17 years across the UK and Europe.
UK volunteer team innovates to turn obstacles into opportunity
UK volunteer team innovates to turn obstacles into opportunity
7 January 2021

Sensitive to the needs of our young Jamat in a time of uncertainty, and in the absence of regular in-person camp offerings, the virtual Mosaic camp was an example of innovation and dedication from a small group of volunteers in the UK, looking to inspire and educate leaders of the future.

Global youth volunteerism: Our community’s pioneering leaders
Global youth volunteerism: Our community’s pioneering leaders
20 December 2020

Whether you define it as seva, khidmat, or serviço, the ethic of offering service has been at the foundation of many selfless institutions and individuals around the world. This ethic is seen within our community and beyond, which can help to foster an active and healthy civil society. Youth leaders from around the world have adapted this very mindset: enabling communities through ‘building bridges.’ This phrase of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s is vital to forming a knowledge society, in which best practices — such as the ones used by Shagufta, Aly, and Sara — are shared and implemented worldwide.

These pictures and tiles were created by participants of the Bridges programme, reflecting various Islamic patterns and structures.
These pictures and tiles were created by participants of the Bridges programme, reflecting various Islamic patterns and structures.
Summer programme builds bridges to support global awareness of communication
Summer programme builds bridges to support global awareness of communication
20 December 2020

This summer, an Aga Khan Education Board collaboration unveiled Bridges, a six-week programme focused on learning and improving communication skills, while connecting students between the ages of 13-17, from across the globe.

User Experience (UX) relates to the holistic perspective that a person feels about using a product, service, or system.
User Experience (UX) relates to the holistic perspective that a person feels about using a product, service, or system.
Leading UX designer explores future of the field
Leading UX designer explores future of the field
3 December 2020

The field of User Experience (UX) has grown rapidly over recent years, due to the proliferation of electronic devices, software apps, games, and productivity tools. We take a look into the world of UX and some of the career opportunities that may exist within it.

The Jamat is embracing virtual programming as an opportunity to connect and interact with each other across frontiers.
The Jamat is embracing virtual programming as an opportunity to connect and interact with each other across frontiers.
Building connections through connectivity
Building connections through connectivity
28 November 2020

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, many in the Ismaili community, and indeed, the global community, have collectively strived to achieve a sense of optimism towards the future, propelled by the value we place on human connection.

Values such as integrity, accountability, and transparency are important to succeed in the field of public service.
Values such as integrity, accountability, and transparency are important to succeed in the field of public service.
A glimpse into a career in public service
A glimpse into a career in public service
26 November 2020

Careers of the Future is a new original series airing on The Ismaili TV, where students can hear directly from members of the Jamat at the leading edge of their fields about how to most effectively prepare for the future of work.

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