Western US

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.

Mahedi Lalani, member of the Video Production Team during the Diamond Jubilee visit to Atlanta
Mahedi Lalani, member of the Video Production Team during the Diamond Jubilee visit to Atlanta
Recording our History and the Development of Youth
Recording our History and the Development of Youth
5 October 2020

A lifetime of service capturing and recording the Imam’s visits, and helping our youth.

West Region Mental Health Providers
2 October 2020

If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Western region.

 

Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Danial Asaria at a chess tournament.
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
Prodigy Danial Asaria inspires others to pursue the game of chess
8 August 2020

In the second round of the USA National High School Senior Online Rapid Chess Tournament, chess prodigy Danial Asaria hovered over the resign button on his computer screen. He describes the moment as being “completely dead lost.” However, since this was his final chess tournament as a high school student, he did not want to regret what could have been, so he continued to play.

Shawn Lopez illustrating some of his mobility exercises for an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board program.
Shawn Lopez illustrating some of his mobility exercises for an Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board program.
Embracing the Power of Brain-based Training to Heal Pain
Embracing the Power of Brain-based Training to Heal Pain
2 August 2020

With an innovative approach to healing pain, Shawn Lopez from Los Angeles is inspiring seniors to engage with mobility and mindfulness.

A Milpitas Police officer receives an I-CERV t-shirt from an Ismaili volunteer.
A Milpitas Police officer receives an I-CERV t-shirt from an Ismaili volunteer.
I-CERV Volunteers in Western Region respond to pandemic during Ramadan
I-CERV Volunteers in Western Region respond to pandemic during Ramadan
6 July 2020

As many Americans continue to face hardships resulting from the pandemic, communities and Ismaili volunteers across six cities came together and collected donations of 55,000 food items and 14,000 toiletry items over three weekends, for local non-profit organizations.

Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, holds championship jacket with Dr. Amersi’s name, as part of The Real Hero Project national campaign.
Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, holds championship jacket with Dr. Amersi’s name, as part of The Real Hero Project national campaign.
OB/GYN Doctor and 15-year-old Son Help Patients and Communities during Pandemic
OB/GYN Doctor and 15-year-old Son Help Patients and Communities during Pandemic
30 June 2020

Physician delivering babies in difficult circumstances is recognized and thanked by celebrity patients.

Friends of the Children staff, St. John Vianney Kirkland Outreach Coordinator, Susan Weaver, Taufique Noorani, Karim Ravani,  Fayaz Jooma, and Tasnim Rehamani.
Friends of the Children staff, St. John Vianney Kirkland Outreach Coordinator, Susan Weaver, Taufique Noorani, Karim Ravani,  Fayaz Jooma, and Tasnim Rehamani.
Seattle Jamat and I-CERV provide food for those in need during Ramadan
Seattle Jamat and I-CERV provide food for those in need during Ramadan
25 June 2020

The Seattle Jamat partners with local organizations to provide families with food during this pandemic.

Shelmina and Minaz are recognized by Said Seifu, Chief of the Mgaraganza village.
Shelmina and Minaz are recognized by Said Seifu, Chief of the Mgaraganza village.
American Ismailis Partner to Build a Secondary School in Remote Tanzania Village
American Ismailis Partner to Build a Secondary School in Remote Tanzania Village
24 June 2020

In rural areas of Tanzania, the number of schools beyond primary levels are few and far between. Families with the ambition to climb out of poverty find it nearly impossible to do so without access to secondary education.

Dr. Noormahal Kabani and her husband in Tajikistan, five years after her recovery.
Dr. Noormahal Kabani and her husband in Tajikistan, five years after her recovery.
Cancer Survivors Share Stories of Tribulation, Support, and Courage
Cancer Survivors Share Stories of Tribulation, Support, and Courage
6 June 2020

Every cancer survivor can recall the moment he or she first learned of their diagnosis. Their stories often share similarities–questioning how their diagnosis came about, concern for their loved ones, a frenzy of doctor visits and tests that ensued, and a test of faith. They also share their sources of strength and the people in their lives who were by their side throughout their journey.

Annika Jiwani with Kobe Bryant and on right, with Team Mamba.
Annika Jiwani with Kobe Bryant and on right, with Team Mamba.
A Quest for Athletic Excellence: Basketball, Kobe Bryant, and the Jiwani children
A Quest for Athletic Excellence: Basketball, Kobe Bryant, and the Jiwani children
29 April 2020

A Quest for Athletic Excellence: Basketball, Kobe Bryant, and the Jiwani children

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