Ismailis in Action

Setting a Benchmark in O Level Examinations
Setting a Benchmark in O Level Examinations
3 July 2020

As Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Cambridge O Level is an internationally recognised qualification that provides learners with excellent preparation for Cambridge Advanced, as well as other progression routes. Illiyun Banani, a 17-year-old Ismaili student from St. Michael’s Convent School, located in Karachi, secured an A* in his Cambridge International Examinations in Physics. He was also acknowledged as the top student from the region of Sindh and Balochistan. In total, he secured 10 A* and 1 A in CIE. He aspires to become an expert in the field of medicine.

Queno - A Journey of Persistence
Queno - A Journey of Persistence
11 April 2020

It is said, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This holds true for so many, especially the 26-year-old Farida Kanwal, Co-Founder and COO of Queno. Queno, an innovative digital platform, offers enterprise resource planning software for schools, connecting teachers to parents and students. Recently, she was featured as one of the top entrepreneurs for Forbes’ 30 under 30 Asia 2020 list.

Transforming Life - Story of Sirajuddin, Dubargar Upper Chitral

Publish date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Transforming Lives - Story of Sirajuddin
Transforming Lives - Story of Sirajuddin
12 February 2020

“During difficult times, a man is prepared to do anything.” – Sirajuddin

Ismaili Boys Win at 58th Sindh Open Swimming Championship
Ismaili Boys Win at 58th Sindh Open Swimming Championship
25 December 2019

The 58th TPL Sindh Open Boys Swimming Championship was held in Karachi from Friday, the 8th of November through Sunday, the 10th of November 2019, where more than 400 competitors from schools, colleges and leisure clubs participated in the event. Organised by the Sindh Swimming Association (SSA), the event included competitive swimmers from all over Sindh, as well as friendly races for children from the Special Olympics. From the Jamati level, four boys - Abran Jeeva, Aly Muhammad Dadwani, Rayan Jivani and Zayan Ajanee – participated winning five gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals.

Kashif Din: A Young Ismaili from Hunza featured on Coke Studio
Kashif Din: A Young Ismaili from Hunza featured on Coke Studio
3 December 2019

“When the world was created, so was music. Every voice is in a scale, everything around us in a time, including our lives. Even the beating of a heart is in a specific time. The whole world is music to me.” - Kashif Din

Transforming Life

Video Credit: 
Unikrew Productions
Publish date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Transforming Lives - Story of Azeem Khan
Transforming Lives - Story of Azeem Khan
18 November 2019

“I have a firm belief that my business will grow. I want to earn enough so I can support the educational aspirations of the less-privileged children from my village.” - Azeem Khan

6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference
6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference
30 October 2019

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) held the 6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference from the 18th to 20th of October 2019, primarily aiming to discuss the milestones achieved in the past year. Catering to 42 Ismaili Guide Commissioners from Pakistan, the annual conference not only established the leaders’ strategic direction but also conducted various capacity-building sessions to help them translate their vision to every area and process.

Painting our Future: Youth from Pakistan Jamat contributing through Arts
Painting our Future: Youth from Pakistan Jamat contributing through Arts
10 September 2019

Pakistan celebrated its 73rd Independence Day on the 14th of August 2019. To commemorate this auspicious day, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) for Southern Region organised a mural painting activity in the city of Karachi. Members of the Ismaili community, known for their community spirit and positive contributions to society, observed the national day with great zeal.

Students including Ismailis from Gilgit-Baltistan Excel in First Ever Tech Fair 2019
Students including Ismailis from Gilgit-Baltistan Excel in First Ever Tech Fair 2019
1 August 2019

Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network and TechScape Pvt. Ltd., established by the Alumni of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School in Gilgit, organised the first ever Tech Fair in Gilgit-Baltistan. A series of boot camps were held in three districts of Gilgit-Baltistan including Gilgit, Ghizer and Hunza. More than 140 students, representing 30 schools, participated in the Tech Fair 2019 including, but not limited to, jamati members who were top position holders of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools. 12 projects with brilliant ideas were displayed by 37 students amongst which the top five were awarded contractual awards by Accelerate Prosperity Pakistan.

AKYSB’s First Football Club launched
AKYSB’s First Football Club launched
13 June 2019

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSB,P) has launched its first Football Club in Pakistan. Since 2018, sports such as cycling, volleyball, winter sports and blind cricket are amongst the various clubs that have been initiated by AKYSB,P. The objective of initiating the various sports clubs was to give a platform to the talented youth of the Jamat in professional sports and to help them excel at the national and international level.

Awaken the Entrepreneur in You
Awaken the Entrepreneur in You
20 April 2019

The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan, in collaboration with Accelerate Prosperity Pakistan (APP), an initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network, held an entrepreneurship development seminar for the Southern, Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions at the Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL) auditorium. 

English Language Enhancement Programme in Pakistan
English Language Enhancement Programme in Pakistan
12 March 2019

The English Language Enhancement Programme (ELEP) is an 8-level English Language Diploma Programme that is adopted from Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) to provide English Language teaching to the Jamat. 

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