The Amount of Energy in Tajikistan is Beyond Words.

Originally posted on America's Unofficial Ambassadors:
Noureen is enchanted by the warmth Tajikistan has given and reflects on the moments at the Tajik University of Commerce and the Dushanbe Boarding School where she is volunteering for our Summer Service Program.  She also spends time in Varzob and tries national foods such as “Qurutob”.   Salom! I…

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…

‘Extending philanthropy’ – Article by Javed Jabbar at Dawn com in which he writes that survey conducted by the Aga Khan Foundation showed that Pakistanis are amongst the most caring and compassionate nations on earth

Extending philanthropy by Javed Jabbar ***** AS Ramazan draws to a close we have seen again a splendid facet of the Pakistani people: their spontaneous willingness to give generously to those who suffer or those in need. A wide range is covered: destitute, sick, physically disadvantaged, victims of disasters, terrorism, orphans, education and emergency care….

New jamatkhanas in Northern Pakistan serve as catalysts for improving quality of life – Compiled by Fatimah Sorathia at The Ismaili

Gilgit-Baltistan (formerly known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan) is home to communities belonging to different cultures, ethnicities and language groups, who have historically lived together in peace and tranquillity. Ismaili Muslims are among those with a strong presence in the region, including in neighbouring Chitral in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and many jamatkhanas…

Muhammad Iqbal: A Spiritual Bridge between East and West

To this day, activists of various political hues still draw on the thinking of Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistan’s spiritual father and influential 20th-century philosopher, to such an extent that he also looks set to play a significant role in the future of the country. Stephan Popp introduces the man known as the “Scholar” The great poet-philosopher…

Ismaili volunteers stand front and centre as Olympics get underway in Vancouver

Ismaili youth were enthusiastic to volunteer as Olympic Ambassadors and welcome the world to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. Photo: Riyaz Lalani As the 2010 Winter Olympic Games got underway in Vancouver, hundreds of Ismaili volunteers from across Canada officially became ambassadors to the world. Donning green-coloured jackets emblazoned with “Ismaili Volunteers” on the…