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.
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.
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.
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.
For Nurse Appreciation Week, we are recounting the stories and struggles of a few of our nurses who care for us, especially during the current health crisis.
A personal story: A day in the life of a pediatrician in Birmingham, Alabama, treating children in the age of the Coronavirus.
Accomplishing Our Dreams: Continuing to promote opportunities for women and reducing gender inequality.
“I believe deeply in the potential of the architectural world to help inspire and enrich a creative dialogue…A dialogue between creative architectural partners, a dialogue between past and future, a dialogue between natural reality and human creativity, and a dialogue among diverse cultures.” Mawlana Hazar Imam at the award ceremony for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, which focused on the theme, Architecture in Dialogue.
Alternative Winter Break (AWB) provided an opportunity for Ismaili college students from around the United States to gather in Atlanta, over a course of three days, during their winter holidays in January 2020.
On a chilly Saturday morning in Atlanta, the Southeast region’s Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC) took part in an initiative to help the environment as part of its 100-year celebration. The program was hosted by the Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (I-CERV), in partnership with Trees Atlanta.
This last article in the International Women’s Day series illustrates how a young girl with a vision and determination can create an organization that serves communities a continent away.
“As a student, when choosing the right school, you have to ask yourself if this institution will prepare me for the future,” advised distinguished scientist, Dr. George P “Bud” Peterson, President Emeritus and Regents Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was addressing middle and high school students in particular, at a program entitled “Ivy League Connect,” organized by the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States to provide the community with information on how to select a quality higher education institution.