The Organizing Committee of the 75th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa has made arrangements for the Accommodation of the Participants as per details provided below. All the places are close to the venue of the meeting i.e. the KSI Jamaat – Dar-es-Salaam Imambara.
ARUSHA COMMUNITIES CONGREGATES TO FOSTER CO-OPERATION
Since independence, Tanzania has developed with a broad based nationalistic outlook that has commendably remained free of racial, religious and ethnic tensions.
In the light of current global trends with indications of growing religious, racial, sectarian and ethnic conflicts arising out of political undercurrents in many parts of the world, it is recognized that as peaceful citizens of Tanzania, we need to reach out to diverse communities and wider societies in Tanzanian in an endeavor to help foster greater and closer bonds of understanding, tolerance and mutual respect.
To this end, as a first step, Arusha Jamaat took the initiative of inviting representatives the Asian communities residing in Arusha for a broad based discussion.
A meeting was held at Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Madressah Hall in Arusha, on March 1st, 2014. Representatives of the following communities accepted our invitation for the meeting.
We are pleased to announce the following Organizing Committee Members appointed by the host Jamaat, the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Dar-es-Salaam for the 75th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa to be held in Dar es Salaam on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May 2014.
Details of the accommodation and other arrangements will be sent out vide a separate Circular in due course.
The Chairman of the Africa Federation, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi is pleased to announce the appointment of Br. Farhan Yusuf as the Chairman of the Africa Federation Central Health Board (CHB) for the remaining term 2013 – 2016.
Br. Farhan takes over from Br. Shabbir Kermalli who has served the Central Health Board (CHB) in the capacity of Chairman of the Board for the past 4 years (2010-2014). Prior to this, Br. Shabbir was the Hon. Secretary of CHB for 5 years. Br. Shabbir’s deep dedication and commitment towards healthcare promotion in the community has been an impressive and commendable one. In the last 4 years, he introduced several new concepts of reporting requirements that would highlight the community’s needs towards preventative measures covering different parameters of healthcare for all age groups, he and his team also worked tirelessly towards introducing Medical Insurance Scheme for our community members in our Jamaats, Insha’allah the new team led by Br. Farhan Yusuf will continue to work towards this goal.
The Africa Federation delegation will be travelling to Antananarivo, Madagascar on Tuesday 25th March 2014 for an official visit to Madagascar and thereafter will proceed to Reunion to attend the Annual General Assembly of Union Des Associations Khodjas Shia Isnashri De La Reunion – UAKSIR which is hosted by Saint Denis Jamaat from 29th to 30th March, 2014.
The Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa (AFED) delegation from Dar es Salaam will comprise of Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi, Chairman, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan, Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Mohamed Hemani, Hon. Treasurer and Seyed Hassan Naqvi, Chairman of AFTAB (Tabligh Board).
Alhaj Navazaly Molou, Chairman of Conseil Régional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’ océan Indien (CROI), who is also the Vice Chairman of the Africa Federation, will join the AFED delegation on the visit to Reunion and Mauritius.
On the return lag from Reunion on 31st March, the delegation will stop in Mauritius for a visit to familiarize with the Jamaat’s activities and meeting members of our community. Mauritius is a Member Jamaat under Conseil Régional Des Khojas Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamates De L’ océan Indien (CROI).
Besides holding the meetings with the office bearers of the two Territorial Councils of the Africa Federation in Madagascar and Reunion, the delegation will also visit Madressahs, Tabligh Centres and local Jamaats to witness projects and meet with the members and elders of the community.
The Africa Federation Women Board in collaboration with KSI Jamaat of Arusha organized a Seminar titled “OUR MARRIAGE, OUR HAPPINESS” on 8th and 9th February 2014 in Arusha and was attended by 122 participants.
The Seminar was conducted by Sr. Fatema Shabbir Somji (daughter of Bwana Ali Sheriff) from Zanzibar and Br. Hameed Sheriff from Arusha, which was held jointly for ladies and the gents. The topics discussed were as follows:
Communication between a husband and a wife, parent and child/sister/ brother/ friends and other problems encountered in relationships.
Ladies and Gents Session:
Men’s Brains, Women’s Brains; How We Think; What We Mean and Say.
Session for Youths (Boys and Girls - 14 – 25 Years):
Taking Ownership of Life (Issues discussed were relationships, substance abuse, media, technology etc.)
Following program is planned for the “Three Days” assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; more details regarding the Forum will be circulated shortly upon completion of some organizational and administrative work required for the Forum.