This section of The.Ismaili/USA features important stories and information.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced teachers and students around the world to make an abrupt transition from classrooms to remote learning as schools, universities, and religious education centres were closed. Teachers redesigned lessons and adapted to the new reality of keeping students engaged virtually. Meanwhile, students adjusted to learning online without the ease of classroom interactions. Ismaili teachers and students around the world have risen to this challenge and are finding ways to embrace remote learning and tap into the opportunities it offers.
The clock reads 6 AM and Karima Rehmani is already at work on a Zoom call, talking with colleagues in Boston and Pakistan about everything ranging from children’s art activities to Covid-19 training for teachers and government officials in rural Sindh.
Representatives of three organizations discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the poor and marginalized, and on development.
The current healthcare crisis is accelerating the pace of change, and new innovations that were expected to take a decade to develop are now being tested and marketed at a dizzying rate, which has consequences for almost all organisations and employees.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, 36 per cent of Americans say coronavirus is having a serious impact on their mental health. This means that in every group of three friends, at least one could be at risk of developing a mental health condition.
Robotics engineers discuss the Mars 2020 mission and the new rover.
The Gillani family provides products and meals to North Carolina residents.
Residents of Chicago and New York describe their harrowing experiences of being infected with COVID-19. There are lessons for all of us in their stories.
How this pandemic has altered our lives, and our perspectives on life.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” Helen Keller.
Social Safety Net volunteers provide confidential professional services for those in need of help.
Collaboration on cancer research and education a further step towards addressing world health issues.
“During my Golden Jubilee... Ismailis from around the world volunteered their gifts not only of wealth but, most notably, of time and knowledge in support of our work. We established a time and knowledge framework, a structured process, for engaging an immense pool of expertise involving tens of thousands of volunteers. Many of them traveled to the developing countries as part of this outpouring of service…Their impact has been enormous in helping us achieve best-practice standards in our institutions and programs…”
Mawlana Hazar Imam, Address to the Parliament of Canada, Feb 27, 2017