Southeastern US

Representatives from Oxfam, UNICEF, and Aga Khan Foundation gathered virtually on World Humanitarian Day, in a moderated session on the topic of The Future of International Development.
Representatives from Oxfam, UNICEF, and Aga Khan Foundation gathered virtually on World Humanitarian Day, in a moderated session on the topic of The Future of International Development.
The Future of International Development: in Recognition of World Humanitarian Day
The Future of International Development: in Recognition of World Humanitarian Day
20 August 2020

Representatives of three organizations discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the poor and marginalized, and on development.

Camp emPower was launched as a pilot program by the Ismaili Council for Southeast USA.
Camp emPower was launched as a pilot program by the Ismaili Council for Southeast USA.
Camp emPower: Empowerment through Ethics
Camp emPower: Empowerment through Ethics
17 August 2020

Youth pilot program for skill-building, fitness, and intergenerational empathy. 

I-CERV volunteers at the Interfaith Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross and the Faith Alliance for Metro Atlanta (FAMA).
I-CERV volunteers at the Interfaith Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross and the Faith Alliance for Metro Atlanta (FAMA).
Interfaith Blood Drives at Five Metro-Atlanta Jamatkhanas May Save 780 Lives
Interfaith Blood Drives at Five Metro-Atlanta Jamatkhanas May Save 780 Lives
8 August 2020

“We are all in this together no matter what age, race, religion, or background.” 300 residents come together to help reduce the shortage in the local blood supply.

Earth to Mars: an Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Program
Earth to Mars: an Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Program
28 July 2020

Robotics engineers discuss the Mars 2020 mission and the new rover.

The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Memphis, Tennessee served as a mobile food pantry site to help local residents who are fighting food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 economic downturn.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana in Memphis, Tennessee served as a mobile food pantry site to help local residents who are fighting food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 economic downturn.
The Spirit of Generosity Illustrated through the First Mobile Food Pantry
The Spirit of Generosity Illustrated through the First Mobile Food Pantry
27 July 2020

Volunteers provide boxes of food to those in need at the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Memphis.

Healthcare Hero - Suleman Daya
Healthcare Hero - Suleman Daya
23 July 2020

The pharmacy where Suleman Daya works in Clarkston, GA has remained open seven days a week throughout the pandemic, though with fewer staff members than usual. Despite the difficulties this has caused, Suleman continues to learn and find new ways to serve the population of Clarkston, including introducing a delivery service.

I-CERV volunteers dropping off donations from the COVID-19 Recovery Food Drive at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
I-CERV volunteers dropping off donations from the COVID-19 Recovery Food Drive at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Southeast I-CERV Volunteers and Jamat Exemplify Generosity in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Southeast I-CERV Volunteers and Jamat Exemplify Generosity in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
20 July 2020

The Jamat in several cities collaborates with local organizations to provide food for those in need.

Nizar Lalani and Rozina Bhagat dropping off fabric masks at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Nizar Lalani and Rozina Bhagat dropping off fabric masks at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Southeast region comes together to show support for healthcare workers
Southeast region comes together to show support for healthcare workers
2 July 2020

As the coronavirus continues to affect so many people around the world, what keeps us going is the courage and tireless work of the healthcare and frontline workers who are risking their lives to keep us safe. However, the shortage of personal protective equipment, even for healthcare workers, has added to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Waidehi Gokhale with Mawlana Hazar Imam and Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary-General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP), shown here receiving a 2019 Honorable Mention at the Global Pluralism Awards.
Waidehi Gokhale with Mawlana Hazar Imam and Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary-General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP), shown here receiving a 2019 Honorable Mention at the Global Pluralism Awards.
Creating the Next Generation of Empathetic Leaders: In Conversation with Soliya CEO Waidehi Gokhale
Creating the Next Generation of Empathetic Leaders: In Conversation with Soliya CEO Waidehi Gokhale
21 June 2020

How an organization uses technology to connect people and encourage greater understanding and empathy

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center hosted Waidehi Gokhale, CEO of Soliya, for an interview on using technology to create an interconnected world. This interview aired on The Ismaili TV on June 22, 2020.

Jun 11
Lunchbox Story Time - June 11, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. CT, 9 a.m. PT
8 June 2020

Grab a snack and join us every week on Thursdays for a virtual story time.

Sanah Sayani
Sanah Sayani
Beautician uses spa to make masks and donate to the community
Beautician uses spa to make masks and donate to the community
3 June 2020

Many in the Jamat around the country have been moved by the lack of adequate personal protective equipment available to healthcare workers and other frontline responders during this COVID-19 crisis. These dedicated professionals are risking their own lives to save others. Others have been concerned about the plight of those unable to work, and who are finding it difficult to provide food for their families at this time.

Some of these generous individuals are being recognized in this series for taking their own initiative to make a difference, and for illustrating the ethics of our faith by reaching out to those in need.

Healthcare Hero - Drs Aziz and Safia Pirani
Healthcare Hero - Drs Aziz and Safia Pirani
21 May 2020

Hailing from neighbouring countries – Dr Aziz Pirani in Indore, India, and Dr Safia Pirani in Karachi, Pakistan – the Piranis were destined for careers in medicine.