Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Canada
It’s a rare day when you meet someone whose generosity has impacted the lives of so many others — someone whose dedication to philanthropy has moved mountains and encouraged life-long learning for dozens of students across Alberta. And when you do meet Esmail Bharwani and his wife Safana, you immediately get a sense of why they are so dedicated to the success and well-being of others.
“Philanthropy may include being generous and being prepared to share your wealth,” says Esmail. “But, to be generous, you do not have to be just wealthy but should also have the desire, commitment and empathy to see the world from the eyes of the beholder.”
The Bharwanis’ passion for philanthropy radiates from their generous and warm personalities. It is a daily commitment that comes from their upbringings.
“I ask myself a question every day about the purpose of my life,” shares Esmail. “To get an answer, I explore the past … I look to my parents as to what they were doing for us and for others in the community … My parents had big hearts. They never looked back when they were asked for help. Whether they had adequate resources for themselves or not, their approach to helping others never changed.”
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