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Sisters Afra and Amina Wali – First Ever Pakistani Muslim Gold & Silver Medalist in South Asian Games

Two female skiers grabbed Pakistan’s first gold and silver in the first South Asian Games, leaving their male teammates ruing their dismal performance as they only claimed a bronze medal. Sisters Afra, 17, and Amina Wali, 19, claimed first and … Continue reading

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Samina Baig – First Ismaili Muslim women who topped Chashkin Sar

  By Carol Grayson Following on from the recent success of the Pakistani women’s cricket team winning gold in the Asia Games  [i] Mirza Ali (27) hopes to reach new heights partnering with his younger sister Samina Baig (20) to … Continue reading

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Youngest Ismaili Muslim child achieved MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)

Mauhib Iqbal – A 13-year-old child, an O-Level Student at Beacon House School at Karachi, Pakistan, has achieved MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) from Microsoft in Dot Net Framework 4.0 (computer programming) with 98.4%. He is also awarded with the title of “Charter … Continue reading

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Kainat Imtiaz: First Ever Ismaili Muslim women wins cricket gold at Asian Games

Full name Kainat Imtiaz Born June 21, 1992, Karachi, Sind Current age 18 years 155 days Major teams Pakistan Women, South Zone Women (Pakistan) Batting style Right-hand bat Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast   Batting and fielding averages   Mat Inns … Continue reading

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Changing lives in Congo, one smile at a time

Sixteen-month-old Jimla Kasenga and 61-year-old Mukadi Kabengele both have a reason to smile. Each of them underwent successful facial reconstructive surgery at Operation Smile’s recent medical mission to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The week-long mission, which … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial women transform home-cooked meals into a source of income

Every Thursday and Friday, Shamim Lakhani’s cooking is sold — together with dishes prepared by other Ismaili women — to busy members of the Dubai Jamat who are eager for home cooked traditional food. Her cooking provides her with a … Continue reading

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Canadian artiste Farahri makes Reggae Sumfest debut

NO stranger to the Jamaican music scene, ANOKHI award-winning artiste Farahri finished off 2009 with a vibrant performance at Reggae Fever. This year, Farahri is back once again to perform alongside reggae pop star Fire Lion at this year’s annual … Continue reading

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Almas Jiwani, President of United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Canada Honored in Greece

ATHENS, GREECE Almas Jiwani, a noted Canadian entrepreneur, President and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc., and the President of the Canadian National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM Canada), was recognized today for her continuous and … Continue reading

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The Other Side – A Film by By Amyn Kaderali

The film opens in a destitute, empty desert town in the year 2040.  A radio report in Spanish gives us a glimpse of the situation: the unemployment rate is at 86 percent, gangs are running rampant, and food and water … Continue reading

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Sustaining the Humanistic Tradition of Civic Participation

“The idea of the public square is one that thinks of a framework safeguarded by the rule of law, enriched by pluralism of culture and politics, and fed by commitments of ethics. If history has taught us anything, it is … Continue reading

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Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award 2010 Recipient – Hana Dhanji

Hana Dhanji Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award 2010 recipient Victoria College student Hana Dhanji has combined her three areas of academic interest with efforts to reach out to the community around her. Complementing her international relations major, she has held … Continue reading

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Almost a century later, the Girl Scouts movement is still engaged in service

“Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” — Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts of the USA founder. A Girl Scout’s life is typically associated with the selling of cookies, going … Continue reading

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Abid Virani & Aly Kassim-Lakha at 2010 Top 20 Under 20™ Award Recipients

Abid Virani Guelph, Ontario Age at time of award: 19 At the age of 17, Abid Virani co-founded Student Reach International (SRI) to provide opportunities for students to make contributions to the global community. Since then, SRI has raised over … Continue reading

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2009 UNIFEM Canada Award

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Homage to the villagers of Kenya

The Donor: Gulnar Carlisle The Gift: $52,000 and climbing The Cause: The Aga Khan Foundation The Reason: To support development projects in Kenya When Gulnar Carlisle was 21 years old her parents made a fateful decision. It was 1977 and … Continue reading

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Desensitization used to treat allergies

A non-conventional treatment is being praised by some food allergy sufferers. Before his desensitization treatment, food and certain chemicals made Nathan Towle miserable. “He had no impulse control. He couldn’t control his behaviour with other kids. He wasn’t accepted into … Continue reading

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Potential Stem Cell Donor Swab Event

A stem cell donation could be the last chance of survival for patients around the world fighting Leukemia and Lymphoma among many disorders of the blood. In Canada, there is a registry for potential donors, but currently more than 83% … Continue reading

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