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Opening Ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys' Academy, Karachi 1970-02-08

Hazar Imam accompanied by Begum Salimah performing the Opening Ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys' Academy, Karachi
Ismaili Mirror 1973

During His 1970 visit to Pakistan Hazar Imam performed the opening ceremony of the Prince Aly Boys' Academy in Karachi, Pakistan.

The work on establishing the Prince Aly Boys' Academy started in 1960 by Ismaili volunteers of the Ismailia Youth Services (I.Y.S) on the same pattern as the Mohammadi Girls' Academy .

Ismaili Volunteer Corps

Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah with Ismaili Volunteers

The Ismaili Volunteers Corp began in 1919. It was comprised of a few khaki-clad social workers known as His Highness The Aga Khan's Bombay Volunteers Corps. In 1920, Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah, pleased with the work performed by the Bombay Volunteers Corp, granted them the "Coat of Arms" to be worn as part of their uniform. This officially established the Volunteer Corps as an organized body. Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah wore it's uniform for the first time in 1921 in His capacity as Colonel of the Corps.

Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process 2021-12-06

Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.

Delegates gathered at the fourth Paris Peace Forum at the Parc de la Villette to debate global challenges and put forward new principles of action for a post-Covid world. This year, young Ismailis had the in-person opportunity to volunteer at the event, and to interact with speakers and representatives of international organisations and NGOs.

Ismaili CIVIC commits to community service 2021-05-15

The Ismaili CIVIC logo
Times Colonist

This week marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, traditionally observed by Muslims around the world as the time during which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an.

Food drive helps area nonprofits-Ismaili Volunteers Help in food drive

A volunteer unloads food from a car during Saturday’s “Share Your Blessings” food drive at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center. (P

Dozens of volunteers took time out of their Saturday at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land to help several Fort Bend County nonprofit organizations replenish food and hygiene supplies that have been needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Share Your Blessings” food drive was a joint effort between the Aga Khan Council of the Southwest United States, the city of Sugar Land and Fort Bend Interfaith Community. Volunteers were on hand accepting food and hygiene items to support Fort Bend ISD, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and Richmond-Rosenberg Helping Hands.

Aga Khan Ismaili Muslims share Idd with 800 orphans

Charity. Volunteers from the Shia Ismaili National Council for Uganda distribute food to children at Kasangati Orphans Fund Soci
Daily Monitor, Uganda www.monitor.co.ug


Kasangati Orphans Fund Society (KOFS) has said continuing food donations received from the Shai Ismaili Muslim community, who are the followers of His Highness the Aga Khan, has enabled them to feed 800 orphans under their care.

Located in Kawanda, Wakiso District, the orphanage is called Kasangati because it started from there with few children but later relocated to near Kawanda following an increase in the number of orphans sheltering at the orphanage.

Ismaili volunteers serve orphanage 2019-06-05

Humanitarian aid. Volunteers from the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, also known as the Ismailis, distributing food to orphans at th
.monitor.co.ug The Monitor

Young Ismaili Muslim volunteers on Saturday distributed, milk, soft drinks and a hearty meal to orphaned and vulnerable Muslim children living at the Kasangati Orphan Fans Society in Kawanda, Wakiso District.

“This work is part of the civil society support and engagement which we carry out in different parts of the country to promote the spirit of humanity as propagated by Islam. Today, we are distributing Iftar dinner for this orphanage, which houses 700 children.



Photo of prince Alykhan taken in 1930s in dar es salaam with scouts and volunteers outside jamat khana

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