France Jamat celebrates the IVC (Ismaili Volunteer Corps) centenary

On a cold Saturday morning in November, the first preparations for an exceptional weekend begin. More than a hundred members of the Jamats of Paris, Brussels, Lausanne, Nantes, Toulouse, Montpellier, Grenoble, and Lyon work together towards a common goal: to prepare and distribute meals for the homeless.  For many decades, volunteers have been serving the…

Video: All work, no words – Official Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC) song

On the occasion of World Volunteer Day, 5 December 2019, The Ismaili is pleased to release the official song and music video to celebrate the centenary of the Ismaili Volunteer Corps (IVC), featuring participation from 41 countries across the world. Entitled “All work, no words,” the song pays tribute to the countless volunteers — past…

Serving with a smile in Portugal — By Hannah Sabjaly

Ever since Ismailis began to settle in Portugal in the 1970s, members of the Jamat have contributed their time and talents on a voluntary basis towards the development of the community and wider society. Here, we share the stories and experiences of Portuguese volunteers across generations, united by a lifetime of service.   Volunteers have…

Volunteering around the clock in the United Kingdom jurisdiction

With Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit quickly approaching, thousands of volunteers are working all hours, preparing to host Jamats from Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and across the UK. Jahanara Mirzai was motivated to volunteer after her experience serving during the Golden JubileePHOTO: THE.ISMAIL Mohammed Ladha (front left) and his…

American Ismailis join with country in service and prayer to mark holidays — The Ismaili |A wonderful opportunity for young members of the community to “see a human connection within the religious diversity of our society.”

On the fourth Thursday in November each year, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Like many in the country, Ismailis across the United States gather with family and friends to share a meal in their homes. But the national holiday is also an opportunity to join with neighbours in offering service — giving time and resources for…

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…

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN): Tajikistan’s biggest development implementing agency — The World Folio com Interview with Akbar Ali Pesnani

Mr. Akbar Ali Pesnani, Resident Representative of The Aga Khan Development Network (…) An interesting aspect of the AKDN is the sheer size of its operations. How widespread is it both in Tajikistan and internationally? AKDN is the biggest implementing agency in Tajikistan. We have worked with various donor organizations including USAID, SDC, DFID, KfW,…

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) Photos SJPB (paderbornersj)   Photos from ESF Homepage   More on http://www.esf2014.org/ ***** Posts from our archives: ESF (European Sports Festival 2014) Loughborough, UK: Saturday Night Entertainment announced! UK: ESF (European Sports Festival…

Taliban lie about attacks on civilians — Central Asia Online com

After the death of a reporter and most of his family sparked outrage, the Taliban backed off its claims of responsibility for an attack at the Serena Hotel. By Sayer Zaland Afghan security personnel March 21 display evidence confiscated from four teenage gunmen who stormed the Serena Hotel a day earlier. The terrorists killed nine…