YMCA Calgary 2007 Peace Medals

YMCA Calgary

On November 21, YMCA Calgary honoured local peacemakers at the 16th annual Peace Medals Luncheon.

Winner – International Youth

Naheed Jivraj
Though just 17 years old, Naheed has already introduced the wonders of technology to people in our city and around the world. Naheed is involved with the initiatives Bringing Technology to the Goharabad in Pakistan and Developing Technical Skills in Mombasa, Kenya. Over the past two summers, he has worked in both countries, teaching computers to local people so that they can access information and communicate with others around the world to build relationships and share their experiences. Last year, Naheed and other youth he recruited also began helping seniors at the Beverly Centre use email and computers to communicate with their families. Naheed’s work is rooted in a belief in empowering local and international communities through education and communication. Naheed says of his efforts, “When we work together or when we put our best foot forward, and do it expecting nothing in return, then I think we can always get closer to peace and closer to harmony.”

Nominee – Humanitarian

Almoonir Dewji
…For raising awareness and helping victims of abuse, poverty, mental illness, and violence.

Nominee – International Individual

Karim-Aly Kassam
…For his contributions to several global and national development projects and his efforts with projects that build sustainable communities.

YMCA Calgary

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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