United States Jamat continues tradition of engaging in civic life — By Nazim Karim

As long ago as 1835, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States and recognized a unique characteristic, namely, the role played by voluntary private associations in social, political, and economic life. He suggested this freedom to associate was the “mother science” which illustrated how other societal problems might be resolved. Today, the United…

Young Ismailis make a significant contribution to wider society — By Inaara Gangji

Motivated, young Ismailis from across the globe are involved in civil society initiatives that serve their communities and societies, often started by themselves, and are gaining recognition at national and international levels. Involvement of youth in their communities is crucial to fostering a sense of empathy and encouraging participation in civil society initiatives for the…

Recognising World Disability Day in Kenya

Within the Jamat, there is a significant number of people that live with some form of disability, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, and mental illness. Like everyone, this group of individuals have their own uniqueness, which needs to be understood and embraced. It can be done in an environment that promotes…

Archive: Photos from ESF 2014 (European Sport Festival) held at Loughborough University, United Kingdom from 18 to 20 April, 2014

Volunteer Amin Mawji on duty as shuttle driver (Amin Mawji, President, Ismaili council for UK) — Photo SJ @ PB Blog (copyright) (Note: Ex President Amin Mawji is now serving as AKDN’s Representatives to Uganda) Photos by PBSJ Blog Photos from ESF Homepage More on http://www.esf2014.org/ ***** Posts from our archives: ESF (European Sports Festival 2014)…

Volunteer Spotlight: Himalayan Motorcycle Tour Opens Eyes for Aga Khan Foundation Regional Chair — AKF USA

Suleman Lalani is Regional Chair for the Aga Khan Foundation Volunteer Team, Southwest Region. Suleman Lalani on His Motorcycle Bikers Group Gem-cutting Center in Hunza Gem-cutting Center in Hunza Women’s Carpentry Workshop Skardu Greenhouse and Crops Enterprise Cultural Restoration in Lahore Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Office Meeting with the Principal of an Aga Khan…

Meet the Speakers dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues — Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Speaker Bureau is a group of dedicated volunteers from across Canada that promotes discussion and learning on global issues and inspires Canadians to get involved in international development. Learn More Are you looking for a dynamic speaker to inform and motivate your audience about global issues and international development? Do you want to learn…