Item(s) for December, 2008

Wednesday
Dec 24,2008

By Aroosa Masroor
Karachi

Rescuing survivors of a disaster is possibly one of the toughest jobs one can do, and given the frequency of both natural and man-made disasters in Pakistan, rescue workers stand at constant vigil to protect citizens. Rozina Qadir, is one such worker who has been volunteering for people’s safety for over two years now.

At the age of 35, Rozina defies the stereotype that only men are fit for search and rescue operations. During each of her operations, Rozina’s life is on the line, but she faces all such missions fearlessly. She is one of nine females in a team of 40 members of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, an international crisis and response and disaster risk reduction agency, which has been working in Pakistan for over a decade now.

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Saturday
Dec 13,2008

Ismaili Photography Competition

Inspire | Diversity | Share | Pluralism

  • A unique & historic opportunity to visually unite Ismailis around the world.
  • Images will be chosen to accompany the winning pictures to create a memorable Coffee Table Book that will celebrate the diversity of the Ismaili community.
  • $1,500 in Camera Prizes.
  • Net proceeds from sale of books will be donated to Aga Khan Foundation Canada to support Aga Khan Development Network projects.
  • The Competition is open to all persons 18 years of age or older who are in the Ismaili community (this includes non-Ismaili spouses, partners and children). If you’re under 18 and would like to submit an Image, a parent or guardian can do so on your behalf.
  • You may submit a maximum of ten Images. You can upload your Images online or send your entry by post.

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Saturday
Dec 13,2008

By Isabel Cowles

Aga Khan IV is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, to become the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He has spent his life working to strengthen the Muslim community through his belief that the ethic of Islam “requires members of the faith to contribute to improving the quality of all human life.”

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