Chance for Khoja youth in Karachi to get free training and a guaranteed job

The Saylani Welfare International Trust in Karachi is offering a textile course for young people. The course is free, and comes with a guaranteed job after its completion. The course lasts 40 days, and will lead to a job with a salary between 20,000 and 25,000, the equivalent of USD 150 to USD 200. This […]

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Breast cancer screening saves lives

October is international Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Khoja community in Karachi is taking a lead in the fight against the disease. Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer deaths in women, with 40,000 dying from the disease in Pakistan every year. Khoja (Pirhai) Shia Isna Jamaat (KPSIAJ) in Karachi is therefore […]

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Mulla Asghar – a shining example of unity

At a time when “unity” and working together are a priority for the global Khoja community, it is encouraging to reflect on a pivotal achievement by Mulla Asghar in Africa. The following is an excerpt from the book Relentless Endeavours – Reflections on Mulla Asgharali M M Jaffer (1936-2000) by Hassan Ali M Jaffer. It […]

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United to eradicate poverty – A candid interview with the president of India Federation

An interview with India Federation President Abbasali Bhojani India Federation (IF) President Abbasali Bhojani has called for donors to work in harmony with IF to maximise the impact of their philanthropy. The priorities for his term of office are eradicating poverty, education and unity among community madrasa. “It’s a big challenge but I will accept […]

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SJ Cycling raised over £31,000 for WF-AID AAWA

Would you do it again? I believe in fate.  I believe on that day, in that moment 37 riders from SJ Cycling were meant to be standing at the start line to ride from London to Brighton. For those who started on this journey with me many months ago, you know this was never our […]

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Together, let’s keep the hearts beating!

In May 2012, world leaders committed to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day is, therefore, the perfect platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against […]

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Chance for Khoja youth in Karachi to get free training and a guaranteed job

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This is the first piece in a three-part series about the Zainabiya Child Sponsorship Scheme (ZCSS) and its success stories. ZCSS is a programme organised...

Breast cancer screening saves lives

October is international Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Khoja community in Karachi is taking a lead in the fight against the disease. Breast cancer...