Aga Khan University leadership meets with the Jamat in Texas and Georgia
The President of the Council for the Central United States, in consultation with the Member for Property Matters Portfolio for the Central United States is pleased to make the following appointments for the term ending December 13, 2022
Julian Drinkall, General Manager of the Aga Khan Schools (AKS), visited Texas.
“We’re so pleased that in Plano and all over the world, today is Ismaili CIVIC Day. We are a diverse city, and these kinds of efforts are what make our community so great. We thank you for what you do for the community and for the world, and for Plano.” These were remarks made by John Muns, Mayor of Plano, Texas.
When the world was still grappling to understand COVID-19 and the new normal in 2020, Dr. Faiza Khoja embarked on an exciting journey taking the reins as the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. With more than two decades of professional experience in higher education and extensive expertise in organizational management and leadership, Faiza came in well-positioned to take the College to new heights.
“Let’s fulfill and mean the term, ‘One Jamat’ in its true sense, by not marginalizing us, feeling sorry for us, or only remembering us once a year during Special Needs Awareness Week. Instead, be open to including us, welcoming us, accommodating us in every event, as all we seek is love.” - Students of the Dallas Creative Learning Center.
Mawlana Hazar Imam has always emphasized maintaining good relations with other communities, and a workshop and film development series in the Central region were organized with this thought in mind in May 2021.
City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: “I am a member of the Ismaili Community...honorary!”
Just three months shy of her first birthday, Houston’s Alesha Kajani was admitted to the hospital. Suffering from an elevated fever and a precariously low red blood count, she was administered four doses of antibiotics. Alesha’s mom, Mehreen, did not understand what was happening to her only child, and prayed that this was just a fluke—something that could be taken care of quickly and life would go back to being all diapers and giggles.
For almost 50 years, Mirza Mohammed’s mantra has not changed. “Always be blessed with opportunities for serving the Imam and the Jamat.” Since 1972, Mirza has been sharing his talent and passion with the global Jamat, and it has been his guiding principle while he’s journeyed through his career as a musician, director, composer, and arranger.
Signs reading "Mayor's Milk Initiative – Free Food & Milk," were posted around communities by I-CERV volunteers from the Central United States, as they worked over six weeks to serve 1,400 families.