When Zoya Surani and her sisters began iConquer in 2012, little did they know that their idea would evolve into a nutrition curriculum that would be sought after by numerous states around the nation, and commended by a Canadian Senator.
On August 18 and 19,650 members of the Midwest Jamat and neighboring communities of Chicago, Glenview, Milwaukee and Naperville, collaborated with Illinois' Feed My Starving Children to prepare and pack nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children around the world. In six hours, this group of volunteers was able to pack over 155,000 meals, enough to provide food for 420 children for a full year.
Previously featured in “Students’ Plans for the Impoverished,” Sanya Pirani, then eight years old, embarked upon a mission to feed children around the world. She partnered with Feed My Starving Children to feed a 700-person village in Letant, Haiti, for an entire year. Sanya successfully raised $16,000 dollars. Her efforts in charity did not stop there. She raised money for a crisis nursery and collected non-perishables for a food-drive held at local libraries. These are only a few of Sanya’s contributions to help humanity.
In celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, Ismaili volunteers came together across the country to serve their communities to mark the end of Ramadan.
Twenty-four youth from Long Island and New York Jamatkhana were presented with this award, signed by the President of the United States, at a ceremony on June 30, 2018 at Great Neck Library, Long Island.
The annual Global Encounters program brings together Ismaili youth from the around the world to provide a broad, global perspective, ground students in the ethics of our faith, and inspire them to be change-makers in their home communities and the world at large. But, for many participants, the experience has a long-lasting impact on their lives.
Aniq Chunara of the Ismaili Troop 758 became one of only 300 Boy Scouts to earn 139 merit badges in the organization's 100-plus year history.
Ethics in Action, a multi-dimensional exhibition illustrating the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has been touring the United States the last few months.
Through a Skills Development Initiative, the Ismaili Council for the USA provides a support system for members of the Jamat seeking income enhancement and financial sustainability in an increasingly competitive economy.
"I have always thought that the Jamat in this country would play a special role in the future of the Jamat world-wide, because this country is the leader in the knowledge society. I think that, there probably isn’t an area of human endeavor in which we do not have today, a murid who is exceptional in his own or her own field."
Mawlana Hazar Imam, Institutional Dinner, Atlanta, March 18, 2008
Three Ismailis express their views about their Ismaili identity.
City of Sugar Land’s Council recognized the Ismaili Muslim I-CERV volunteers for receiving the Points of Light Foundation’s Daily Point of Light Award for their volunteer work related to Hurricane Harvey.