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Global Encounters invites applications from young Ismailis around the world

You are Ismaili youths, you are blessed and you can DREAM big. Please apply.


The Ismaili: Global Encounters invites applications from young Ismailis around the world

An initiative of the Jamati Institutions of the Ismaili Muslim community organised in collaboration with agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network like the Aga Khan Academies, Global Encounters is a month-long programme focused on service, culture, and leadership. Students volunteer and lead community service projects, learn from reputable professionals, and build friendships with youth from around the world.

As they witness the AKDN in action, students gain new cultural competencies and explore what it means to be a global citizen. From exploring safaris to discovering local art and music, students will also experience the exciting and rich culture of Kenya.

“I’ve never felt so much like a global citizen as when I was at Global Encounters,” said Aziza Sana Janmohamed of Dallas and Karachi, who took part in the programme last summer. “Looking back, I could never imagine that this would be something so empowering. [For me] it was like leaving…

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If you want to change the world talk to a kid: Qayam Devji at TEDxKids@BC | Vancouver Youth

I feel confident that many more Ismaili Youth can participate in opportunities like this and inspire others. GO FOR IT!!!!


The mission of TEDxKids@BC is to help create a world in which the kids have been invited to explore their passions and to contribute in realizing such a world for the youth in our community. To accomplish this, we’re trying to build platform for facilitating opportunities to empower kids and help them apply their passions. Find out more at http://www.tedxkidsbc.com


If you want to change the world talk to a kid: Qayam Devji at TEDxKids@BC | Vancouver Youth

Qayam Devji is excited to be entering Grade 8 in September in West Vancouver. A reader, writer, actor and community volunteer, Qayam curated his first TEDxKids event after being inspired by attending TEDxKids@BC in October 2012. He presented his first TEDTalk on how teachers can help students achieve great ideas at TEDxWestVancouver ED in May 2013. In his free time Qayam enjoys hip hop dance and volunteers with the West Vancouver Rec Commission and the Ismaili Council for BC.

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