The Ismaili community in Uganda has launched an initiative, Ismaili Civic, aimed at improving the quality of people.
The initiative was launched by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga at Fairway hotel in Kampala.
Ismaili Civic is a global Initiative launched this year by the Shia Ismaili community in efforts to better serve humanity and improve the quality of life of people. The initiative brings together Ismailis from around the world, all working towards efforts of civic engagement and good citizenship.
Recently, the Ismaili community in Kampala donated 7 tonnes of food items to 1,000 Muslim families for Ramadan.
They also collected and donated countless numbers of clothes in support of the Parliament of Uganda’s call to support people with Albinism, something that Speaker Kadaga has advocated for.
Azhar Jaffer, the chairman of the Outreach on Ismaili Council for Uganda, said he was very passionate about the community’s ambitions to contribute to awareness of environmental issues and curbing climate change, as well as working with local ECD (early childhood development) teachers to share knowledge and improve teaching techniques.
“I remember looking out on the hills of Kampala with admiration of the beauty it possessed, with the recent poor air quality, there is a certain haze that has settled in over our hills, something that we need to work on reducing so that our future generations enjoy the beauty Uganda has to offer, this is a community issue and it requires all of our efforts,” he said.
The Ismaili community in Ugandan has for generations contributed to humanitarian work and improving communities.
They have conducted all sorts of initiatives in the past including medical camps and contributing to hospitals to support the fight against Covid-19.