For the fifth consecutive year, a six day seminar was organized from 20th – 25th, February 2016 at the Bilal Hall, Mombasa. The main objectives of these exhibitions were to give the group members of the Economic Upliftment Project the needed exposure on practical marketing and business skills as well as provide a platform for networking.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (YDP) 27TH & 28TH FEBRUARY 2016, NAIROBI KENYA
The Africa Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) organized the first Youth Leadership Development Programme (YDP) held in Africa on the 27th and 28th February 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya. A total of 21 youths from Arusha and Nairobi attended the session.
The aim of the development workshop was to allow participants to understand themselves better, unlock their potential to serve the community, to realize their own leadership styles and enhance and evolve their skills.
A trusting, supportive and confidential environment was created within the program to ensure full exploration and awareness of self and the current state of each individual participant in their leadership journey.
Notice is hereby given that the 78th Session of the Supreme Council of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa, will Insha’allah be held on Sunday 1st May 2016 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The Arusha LDP Alumni group had an opportunity to upgrade themselves through a session on "Communication with Self Awareness” held on 16th January 2016.
The short two hour Session was conducted by Br. Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Sr. Shama Dewji and Sr. Mumtaz Ladak, the facilitators from CBG of Africa Federation.
Self-Awareness was made possible through small talk, anticipating problems and suggesting solutions by involving people. To further the communication process, calculative moves on a “to-do” list delegated properly, resulted in all those present, smiling their way towards progress.
The Arusha LDP Alumni are hopeful that this upgrading session will assist them to understand each other better, to be able to improve their understanding of the community at large.
We are pleased to inform all our Jamaats that the DVD of The Khoja Documentary – A Journey of Faith is now available from the Secretariat office of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
This Documentary Movie, an amazing account of the Journey is a must to watch by all Community members and is a treasure that each household should have.
Jamaats and Community members who wish to obtain these copies can contact the Africa Federation Secretariat office to obtain their copy. Each copy will cost US Dollars Five (US $ 5) or Tanzanian Shillings Ten Thousand (T.shs 10,000).
10th March is the day internationally recognized as World Kidney Day. The aim of this Special Bulletin is to promote awareness of health aspects related to Kidney which is one of the most essential organs in the human body. Kidney related health issues are on the rise due to various factors such as improper diet and other health conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure. These factors are affecting individuals irrespective of age.
The Central Health Board (CHB) wishes to utilize this opportunity to encourage community members to promote education regarding health concerns, routine testing for kidney function to allow early detection in case of any conditions and to generally create a healthy lifestyle. Please help us spread the message and assist us in building a healthier community.
Eligibility The Student of the Year Award is open to boys and girls who have appeared for National Examination and Overseas Board Examination “O” levels during the academic year January 2015 to December 2015. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined below to stand a good chance of receiving the award.
Jamat Responsibility/Deadline All students’ applications must be handed over to their respective Jamaat’s Education Board Representatives latest by 31st March 2016. Local Jamaat’s will be responsible to publicize these services, conduct research in their own areas; scrutinize, verify and filter all applications in order to nominate and forward only Two Proposed names (one boy and one girl) to the Education Board Secretariat office by 14th April 2016.
PIRBHAI VISRAM FIRST LANDS IN LAMU, KENYA – 1897 (Part 3)
Pirbhai Visram Kaka’s Travels File:
This section covers our community in Uganda, Congo, Ruanda-Urundi (presently Rwanda and Burundi)
In 1940, Pirbhai Visram (Kaka) who lived in Bukoba opened a branch in Kampala, Uganda. The branch started growing steadily and it ventured in coffee business in 1942. Pirbhai’s eldest son Gulamali operated the business. Gulamali was known for his diligence, knowledge and business acumen. They sold their Bukoba Coffee Factory to Rashid Moledina and moved to Kampala. Pirbhai Kaka then lived in Kampala till his death. Relating to the settlement of our community in Kampala, Kaka writes:
“Although I moved to Uganda in 1945, I travelled to Kampala quite often after Tanganyika came under British mandate in 1918. I will therefore try to recall about families settled in Uganda: “
Community members started establishing their business from 1902 onwards. Sheth BahaduraliMawji established business in Jinja and Kampala in 1904.