Youth Engagement

In 2015, Noah Chow launched Health Matters Worldwide, an organisation which collects unused medical equipment to send to hospitals in developing countries.
In 2015, Noah Chow launched Health Matters Worldwide, an organisation which collects unused medical equipment to send to hospitals in developing countries.
Ismaili youth take action during coronavirus pandemic
Ismaili youth take action during coronavirus pandemic
6 September 2020

From supporting high school students applying to university, to generating awareness about the pandemic, to distributing personal protective equipment in remote communities, Ismaili youth from around the world have taken action to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad students planned and implemented an organic farm on school grounds during the pandemic.
Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad students planned and implemented an organic farm on school grounds during the pandemic.
Students build organic farm during school closures
Students build organic farm during school closures
3 September 2020

A group of Ismaili students from Afghanistan and Tajikistan made the most of a difficult situation when they were unable to return home from the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the abundance of spare time they were suddenly given, the students planned and implemented an organic farm on the school grounds.

Ismaili youth such as Ayaan (left), Ayesha (centre), and Rayan (right) have been taking action to research, combat, and educate others about public health challenges.
Ismaili youth such as Ayaan (left), Ayesha (centre), and Rayan (right) have been taking action to research, combat, and educate others about public health challenges.
Young Ismailis work to reduce risk of health challenges
Young Ismailis work to reduce risk of health challenges
30 August 2020

In recent years, the world has continued to grapple with the challenges posed by global health issues; from cancer to dementia to HIV. Around the world, Ismaili youth have been taking action to research, combat, and educate about these challenges and their associated risk factors.

Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
8 August 2020

In the second round of the USA National High School Senior Online Rapid Chess Tournament, chess prodigy Danial Asaria hovered over the resign button on his computer screen. He describes the moment as being “completely dead lost.” However, since this was his final chess tournament as a high school student, he did not want to regret what could have been, so he continued to play.

Young Ismailis are making contributions to society through unique endeavours and career paths.
Young Ismailis are making contributions to society through unique endeavours and career paths.
Young Ismailis build for the future
Young Ismailis build for the future
28 July 2020

The involvement of youth in solving complex global issues is crucial to the human race’s trajectory. Here are a few examples of some unique stories of young Ismailis paving the way for the future.

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.

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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Young members of the Jamat, such as Nitasha Aslam (left), Ziyaan Virji (top right), and Nuriya Mullo-Abdolova (bottom right) are working to improve natural habitats in their respective parts of the world.
Young members of the Jamat, such as Nitasha Aslam (left), Ziyaan Virji (top right), and Nuriya Mullo-Abdolova (bottom right) are working to improve natural habitats in their respective parts of the world.
Young environmental ambassadors take lead on climate action
Young environmental ambassadors take lead on climate action
28 June 2020
Since the early days of Islam, believers have been taught to care for God’s creation by protecting the world’s natural habitats, and the spirit of environmental stewardship has been carried through to this day. As the dangers of climate change grow increasingly apparent, Ismaili youth from across the globe are leading initiatives to educate their communities and protect the natural world.
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.

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.

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.

Whether competing at international talent shows, conducting orchestras, or organising music festivals, a number of young Ismailis continue to inspire others through music.
Whether competing at international talent shows, conducting orchestras, or organising music festivals, a number of young Ismailis continue to inspire others through music.
Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition
Young Ismailis continue long-standing musical tradition
29 March 2020

Music has always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Muslim societies. From Fatimid Cairo to the Iberian Peninsula, music has long brought people together, fostering a sense of identity and community. Around the world, young Ismaili musicians are continuing this rich tradition.

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