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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Institutional Activities in Afghanistan Reply with quote

Afghan Jamat celebrates World Teachers’ Day

The Women’s Committee of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan hosted an event on 8 October 2018 in Kabul to coincide with World Teachers’ Day. The day’s programme brought together over 80 students and 10 volunteer teachers from various Jamatkhanas across Kabul.

Attendees participated in a range of activities throughout the day, and students penned a number of essays, stories, and poems in tribute of their teachers on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day.

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world on 5 October every year. The occasion provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the role of teachers in the development of students and society. The day aims to focus on appreciating the positive impact of teachers despite their often limited resources.

At the event in Kabul, volunteer teachers were on hand to assist students with writing difficulties, and by the end of the day the students were able to write their own names, which brought joy to the teachers, and highlighted their positive impact.

President of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan Mr. Mir Ahmad Joyenda, and Chairman of the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board Khuram Baig Salimi delivered speeches on the day. Both the President and Chairman encouraged students to continue learning and support their families by expanding their knowledge.

The President and Chairman expressed their gratitude to the volunteer teachers for their support. It was encouraging to all to witness optimism and hope for all the students and volunteer teachers present. The Women’s committee plans to hold similar educational programming in other parts of the country.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bamyan hosts Salgirah celebration

A delegation from the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan travelled to Bamyan in December 2018 to join the Jamat there in celebrating the occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 82nd birthday.

The President of the Council, Mir Ahmad Joyenda, and members of the delegation were welcomed by the deputy governor of Bamyan and leaders of regional AKDN institutions at the airport, before a meeting to exchange ideas on further strengthening the relationship between Imamat institutions and the local government.

On 13 December 2018, over 1500 residents from Bamyan, representing all religious backgrounds came together to celebrate Salgirah with the Jamat in the region. President Joyenda thanked the local authorities for their warm welcome and continued coordination with Imamat institutions over the past 15 years.

“His Highness the Aga Khan has an enduring commitment to Afghanistan and its people. This commitment has been expressed in many conferences and reiterated in the recent Geneva conference.” He said.

His Excellency Mohammed Taher Zahir, the governor of Bamyan delivered a speech in which he acknowledged the gracious support of Mawlana Hazar Imam and AKDN institutions in the region, and singled out the AKDN-operated Bamyan Regional Hospital for special praise.

The following day, members of the National council were joined by leaders of the local council and AKDN staff on a tour of three villages in the Shebar district, to meet with the Jamat there, and discuss opportunities for further progress and development.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day in Afghanistan

The Ismaili Council for Afghanistan’s Women’s Committee hosted a multi-city event on 14 March 2019 to coincide with International Women’s Day. The programme brought together over 3,000 women and men to celebrate the role of women in society.

Over a number of years, the Women’s Committee has been making significant strides in the fields of women’s empowerment and gender equality. This has resulted in numerous examples of successful women improving their living conditions, and supporting others to do so.

The Jamat in Afghanistan celebrated International Women’s Day in Kabul, and four regions in the north of the country; Baghlan, Samangan, Mazar e Sharif, and Badakhshan. Exhibitions of women’s drawings, paintings, and handicrafts raised awareness of the artistic talent, and small business acumen of women in the community. Creating and selling art and handicrafts generates income for women, thus reducing dependance, and imparting dignity.

The celebration also raised awareness of universal values, and the rights of all individuals, especially women in society, at local, national, and international levels.

President of the Ismaili Council for Afghanistan, Mir Ahmad Joyenda delivered speeches on the importance of compassion, fairness, and justice in Islam, and called for all attendees to focus on education as a means to empowerment.

The events were attended by members of the Jamat, including female leaders of Jamati and AKDN institutions.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afghanistan Update - 20 August 2021

The currently ongoing events in Afghanistan are causing concern for the Jamat around the world, and the purpose of this advisory is to share authoritative information in this regard.

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The Jamat in Afghanistan as well as globally is requested not to heed any unfounded rumours and uninformed or even incorrect media reports. The Jamati institutions should be viewed as the only source of reliable information in this evolving situation.

There are very few civilian casualties involving members of the Jamat, the majority of whom are safe and continuing with normal life.

The Jamat has been advised to remain calm, and not give in to panicked reactions. Also, it is in each family's best interest to remain in charge of their homes and dwellings wherever they are located.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is giving constant guidance and direction to the Jamati leadership in addressing the developments.

Our Jamati and AKDN institutions remain safe, and have not come under any undue pressures. In accordance with Mawlana Hazar Imam's guidance, all our institutions continue to operate as normal.

We pray for mushkil-asan and the safety and security of our brothers and sisters who are facing difficulties.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taliban leader meets with top Aga Khan Foundation member, discusses strategy for Afghanistan

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Kabul [Afghanistan], November 6 (ANI): The Taliban's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said that the top leaders of the group met with the envoy of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Akbar Pesnani, to discuss a comprehensive development strategy for Afghanistan, Sputnik reported.

Hanafi said that the Taliban is ready to assist the foundation in its mission in the country.

Emphasising that the joint activities should focus on the development of the health care and education systems in Afghanistan, Hanafi said that the Taliban had already begun creating conditions for girls' education in the country.

Pesnani also stated that the current priority should be the development of female education in Afghanistan.

Currently, Afghanistan is surrounded by various issues as the country's government had collapsed months back and the Taliban took control of it.

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