Ismailis in Action

All over the United States, Ismailis, either individually or as part of a Jamati or institutional program, are engaged in interesting activities that are informative or inspirational.

Sherbano Ajani
Sherbano Ajani
Four Generations in Service
Four Generations in Service
20 November 2020

A century of family service to the Jamat continues with Gen Z

Sumera Makhani, PA-C, ED Covid-19 Frontline Provider
Sumera Makhani, PA-C, ED Covid-19 Frontline Provider
Healthcare Heroes Persevere Amidst their own Anxieties
Healthcare Heroes Persevere Amidst their own Anxieties
17 November 2020

Two healthcare workers recount their fears and responses from the frontlines against COVID-19.

Ajrudin Nabizada, volunteer from San Diego.
Ajrudin Nabizada, volunteer from San Diego.
Helping the Jamat and New Immigrants
Helping the Jamat and New Immigrants
16 November 2020

A San Diego volunteer helps newly arrived immigrants from Afghanistan

Alim Charania delivers food to the Healdsburg Fire Department.
Alim Charania delivers food to the Healdsburg Fire Department.
Student Feeds First Responders Fighting California Fires
Student Feeds First Responders Fighting California Fires
12 November 2020

At the end of August 2020, 371,250 acres and 5 counties in California were experiencing fires that were only 35% contained, caused by heat waves and lightning due to climate change.

Boxes of masks that were donated to Orange County Emergency Management Services.
Boxes of masks that were donated to Orange County Emergency Management Services.
Florida Teens Help Minimize the Spread of COVID-19
Florida Teens Help Minimize the Spread of COVID-19
11 November 2020

How two high school siblings decided to serve the community amid a crisis.

Dr. Beenish Bhaidani, a physician at Adriatic Women’s Health and mentor for EIP Summit.
Dr. Beenish Bhaidani, a physician at Adriatic Women’s Health and mentor for EIP Summit.
First Emerging Ismaili Professionals Network Summit
First Emerging Ismaili Professionals Network Summit
10 November 2020

Speakers and mentors engage young professionals about career paths and encourage networking.

Naseem Khuwaja
Naseem Khuwaja
Mentoring Nurses in the Pamirs
Mentoring Nurses in the Pamirs
9 November 2020

Nurse Naseem Khuwaja’s knowledge of the medical field, ability to teach, and will to volunteer, function as the perfect equation for her service. She traveled to Tajikistan for three months to mentor 32 local nurses. If the trip itself does not reflect her altruistic persona, she also helped create the proposal for the project, including budgeting, providing supplies, and devising the implementation plan. This goes beyond her involvement in Jamati local lifestyle projects, where she engages in one-on-one counseling to improve the health of individuals.

Jason Carter, Chairman of the Carter Center, discussing the importance of advancing human rights and quality of life, as a part of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center virtual programming series.
Jason Carter, Chairman of the Carter Center, discussing the importance of advancing human rights and quality of life, as a part of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center virtual programming series.
Building Hope and Fighting Disease: in Conversation with Jason Carter of The Carter Center
Building Hope and Fighting Disease: in Conversation with Jason Carter of The Carter Center
31 October 2020

“People can make a difference in their own lives if they are given the tools and resources that they need,” Jason Carter, Chairman of The Carter Center.

Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam-signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam-signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Impact and Innovation: An Educator’s Journey into School Leadership
Impact and Innovation: An Educator’s Journey into School Leadership
28 October 2020

Principal involved in designing a state of the art innovative school in California

Members of the NCAB, RCAB, and CAB alumni members attending the September, 2019 MCTP training in Atlanta.
Members of the NCAB, RCAB, and CAB alumni members attending the September, 2019 MCTP training in Atlanta.
Volunteering to Mediate and Resolve Disputes within the Jamat
Volunteering to Mediate and Resolve Disputes within the Jamat
26 October 2020

Conciliation and Arbitration Board volunteer mediators discuss their experiences in assisting the Jamat

Saif Punjwani standing next to the prototype of his FIRST Robotics Competition team's lift mechanism. Saif led the creation of the lift mechanism, which was a crucial component that allowed his team's 2019 robot to lift above the ground and reach a new level.
Saif Punjwani standing next to the prototype of his FIRST Robotics Competition team's lift mechanism. Saif led the creation of the lift mechanism, which was a crucial component that allowed his team's 2019 robot to lift above the ground and reach a new level.
Student-run nonprofit seeks to close gaps in STEM education
Student-run nonprofit seeks to close gaps in STEM education
24 October 2020

Everything is made of something. Materials science is the study of what objects are made of – from metals to ceramics and polymers – and why certain materials function the way they do. It is the science that explains why your phone charger is made of the insulator polycarbonate or why a car contains the fireproof material fiberglass in its bumpers, doors, roof, and wheels. Though materials science and engineering (MSE) is not often studied in schools, it is the foundation of all objects in our world. 

L to R: Edith Maldonado of WoodsEdge Community Church, Fire Chief Scott Seifert of the Spring Fire Department, President and CEO Missy Herndon of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and Ismaili Council Communications Member Alim Adatia.
L to R: Edith Maldonado of WoodsEdge Community Church, Fire Chief Scott Seifert of the Spring Fire Department, President and CEO Missy Herndon of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and Ismaili Council Communications Member Alim Adatia.
Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana Hosts “Share Your Blessings” COVID-19 Recovery Food Drive
Spring Ismaili Jamatkhana Hosts “Share Your Blessings” COVID-19 Recovery Food Drive
23 October 2020

I-CERV teams up with local organizations to provide food for those in need.

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