Imran Jaffer Memorial: Family continues son’s legacy of building bridges

Nobody built bridges better than Imran Jaffer. And now his family is continuing their youngest son’s legacy at Western through a new undergraduatescholarship and internship program.

“As his mother, I wanted to do something to keep his spirit alive, to keep a legacy for him,” Nazira Jaffer said. “I thought about the things he cared about, the things that would represent his values. I came to this notion of establishing a charitable foundation in his name, a charity to support youth, to help the youth toward a better quality of life.”

Imran Jaffer Memorial: Family continues son’s legacy of building bridges

Jaffer, a 19-year-old Urban Development student, died in a diving accident in August 2014.

His mother remembers her son’s love of family and friends, his leadership and his uncanny ability to bring a positive perspective to every person in the room.

“He loved everything in life – a happy, happy, happy child. He lit every room he entered with his beautiful smile, infectious laughter and radiated energy that brought happiness all around,”

More at the source: Western News

Imran Jaffer Foundation Website
via geography.uwo.ca

Earlier, related:

Imran Jaffer Memorial Reception

Author: ismailimail

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

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