Alhaj Mohammed Jaffer Nasser Virjee of Mwanza Remembered

Alhaj Mohammed Jaffer Nasser Virjee was born in Mwanza on 26th June 1922.  He was the youngest son of Haji Nasser Virjee and Khatijabai Gulamhussein Mamdani. He received his primary education in Mwanza and secondary in Mombasa. He acquired excellent results in his Cambridge Examinations...

School fees by smartphone

Deprived Shia Ithna Ashari children in India can now apply by smartphone for aid to pay school fees. The initiative has come from Education Promotion Institutions of India (www.EPIIndia.org) with the support of the Khoja community. And EPII is calling on community members to make donations...

My “thumping victory” from Allah

Yasin Merchant’s standout achievement was to win the Asian Snooker title – in dramatic circumstances, with a helping hand from Allah. But as he explains here, sport is perfect preparation for success in all walks of life. Yasin says: “What I love most about snooker is...

From intern to VP in 3 years

A Khoja high-flyer who was promoted from intern to vice-president in just three years has been honoured in the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Finance. This was due to extraordinary career achievement and community inspiration. Even more impressively, Ali-Reza Panjwani’s meteoric career progression...

NASIMCO’s youngest president makes grassroots a priority

ARIF JACKSI NASIMCO President 2019-2022 New York's very own, entrepreneur and business owner, Arif Jacksi, has been elected as NASIMCO's (youngest) president at the age of 48. His involvement with NASIMCO consists of formally being an Executive Councilor which was followed by his role as the Vice...

Calling our A-level heroes

Are you celebrating A-level results? Share your joy on Khoja News. Our community has so much to be proud of and our amazing young people come top of the list! Whether you're off to uni or taking a gap year, let us know: Your Name Home...

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