Pakistan: Ra’id Leadership Conference – cultivating tomorrow’s leaders by Asma Ladak on The Ismaili

The Aga Khan Education Board for Pakistan in collaboration with The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan recently held the “Ra’id Leadership Conference”, a Diamond Jubilee Initiative of the National Council for Pakistan. The conference brought together outstanding young members of the Jamat, providing them with exceptional resources to develop their leadership skills while…

Ismaili Centre in Dubai hosts talk on space tech— Gulf News com

Dubai: The Ismaili Centre in Dubai, in collaboration with the Belgium embassy in Abu Dhabi and VITO, a European research organisation, hosted a talk last week led by Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, who is head of the European Astronaut Centre. Aziz Merchant thanks Frank De Winne (right) after his lecture in Abu Dhabi. The…

Flood stricken Chitral needs change of strategy — Islamuddin, Garam Chashma|FOCUS, AKC volunteers and civil societies were first on relief work

Flush floods have once again devastated Chitral. Although infrastructure and farmlands will be rehabilitated but without taking steps to prevent future floods no duarable safety is in sight for Chitralis from flush floods. According to climatologists climate change and its consequences will become more intense and ferocious. The Government remains reactive but in that also…

Newest Canadians describe citizenship as ‘truly awesome’ —By Kevin Maimann on Edmonton Sun com|Aga Khan Council presented $9,000.cheque to Edmonton’s Food Bank

Jihad Ahmed help carry a giant Canadian flag at the 18th annual NorQuest College Canada Day celebrations in Edmonton, Alberta Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Perry Mah/Edmonton Sun/Postmedia Network   Those are some of the words newcomers used to express what it felt like to be sworn in as new Canadians Wednesday. Sixty immigrants from 24…

Award-winning journalist lashes out at media portrayal of Africa — By Khalid Magram on Digital Journal com

Toronto – An African journalist is urging international media covering the continent to bring aboard local African journalists in their reporting.   Award-Winning Journalist Chika Oduah speaking with audience including local journalists at Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Speaking at an event organised by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) in partnership with Ismaili Council for…

Bangladesh invites more public-private partnership investment in its fast-growing economy — The Ismaili org

Bangladesh State Minister M.A. Mannan speaks at a gathering on public-private partnerships at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, Dhaka. Ismaili Council for Bangladesh The speakers invited non-resident Bangladeshis and other entrepreneurs to consider investing in public-private partnership opportunities in various sectors of opportunity. Ismaili Council for Bangladesh   His Excellency M.A. Mannan, MP, the State…

Big Iftar dinner held at West London Jamatkhana

Ismaili Council for the UK President Amin Mawji breaks bread with Yemeni Ambassador, His Excellency Abdulla Ali Al-Radhi during the Iftar hosted at the West London Jamatkhana. Photo: Courtesy of the Ismaili Council for the UK London, 22 July 2014 — British Muslims and friends of the community gathered at West London Jamatkhana yesterday evening,…

H is for… Haldi (Turmeric) — Nutrition centre, Ismaili org

Haldi (turmeric). Photo: MGP / Dollar Photo Club   Starting Navroz 2014, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre launched a series of articles on simple ideas for popular foods. New entries in this A to Z of different fruits, vegetables and everyday ingredients will be published every two weeks, to build greater awareness of basic nutrition and…

For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics” — Simerg com

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” Malik Talib The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12: “On behalf of the Canadian institutions and the entire Jamat,…

The Ismaili Org: Ontario Ismailis face ice storm with warm generosity

The weight of accumulated ice from the storm caused heavy tree branches to crack and fall, bringing down power lines and causing widespread damage throughout the Toronto area. Photo: Flickr / Ron Bulovs On Sunday, 22 December 2013, hundreds of thousands of families in Eastern Canada and parts of the United States found themselves without…

Pump up the pulses to control diabetes — Nutrition Centre, The Ismaili

The fibre, complex carbohydrates and protein in pulses are a great combination for satisfying hunger and keeping you full, helping you to eat less overall and preventing your blood sugar from spiking too often. Photo: Licensed from CanStockPhoto Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and usually occurs in people over 40….