Category Archives: Los Angeles

Honoring Excellence and Community Dedication

Honoring Excellence and Community Dedication: Arfakhashad Munaim Recognized as a 40 Under Forty Honoree

Arfakhashad Munaim Recognized as a 40 Under Forty Honoree In a celebration of professional achievement and community betterment, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce proudly announced its 8th class of 40 Under Forty Honorees. The event, held at the elegant Hyatt Regency Westlake in Westlake Village on July 21, 2023, was a testament to…

From Scholarship to Social Change: Husein Fatehi Addresses Food Insecurity in Los Angeles Schools

The Dawoodi Bohras of USA: Husein Fatehi of the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra community Addresses Food Insecurity in Los Angeles Schools

In the heart of Hollywood, on the 22nd of June, a unique recognition ceremony unfolded at the American Federation of Teachers Headquarters. Husein Hatim Fatehi, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Los Angeles, stood amongst nine students receiving The Campus Memorial Scholarship. Worth $1000, the scholarship recognized Husein’s compelling exploration of a pressing…

World Environment Day Celebrated with a Street Clean Up around Ezzi Masjid

World Environment Day Celebrated with a Street Clean Up around Ezzi Masjid

To make a positive impact on World Environment Day in June 2023, the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra’s Project Rise team partnered with Volunteer Cleaning Communities for a street cleanup near Ezzi Masjid. Exemplifying the power of community collaboration, 20 volunteers equipped with gloves, trash bags, and metal tongs were divided into two teams. Together, they…

Meet Insiyah Jamali – LAUSD High School Mathematics Teacher & Educational Inspiration

The Dawoodi Bohras of USA: Meet Insiyah Jamali – LAUSD High School Mathematics Teacher & Educational Inspiration

Insiya was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel  Insiyah Jamali, of the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra community, had already received a Master’s in Education Psychology when she came to the USA. Her degree was from the prestigious University of Poona, fondly nicknamed the “Oxford of the…

Farida Bambot: Merging the Worlds of IT and Healthcare

Farida was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel 

Farida was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel  Farida Bambot, of the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra community is currently a Principal Program Manager in the Information Technology department at Providence Health & Services, a healthcare organization operating 51 hospitals and over 800 clinics across Alaska, Washington,…

Munira Bhaijeewala: Passionate Quality Supervisor at Kite Pharma

Munira was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel 

Munira was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel  Munira Bhaijeewala of the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra community began her career as a quality supervisor at Allergan LLC., a manufacturer of drugs, devices, and biotech products. While holding down a full-time job, she continued going to school….

Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Specialist: Dr. Tasneem Poonawalla

Tasneem was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM from the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel 

Tasneem was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM from the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel  Dr. Tasneem Poonawalla of the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra community is a dermatologist in West Hills, CA, with over 13 years of experience. She provides comprehensive dermatology services to patients of all ages. Dr. Poonawalla received her medical…

Celebrating Immigrant Women in STEM from the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra Community

On February 11th 2023, International Women in STEM Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of Los Angeles honored five women with women in STEM certificates.

On February 11th, 2023, International Women in STEM Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of Los Angeles honored five incredible women who have been at the forefront of change in their organization. Each of these women has been in her respective field for over a decade and contributed to her industry’s growth while keeping pace with the…

Hands-on Bio-medical and Chemistry Teacher: Rashida Madraswala

Rashida was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel 

Rashida was presented an honorary certificate for women in STEM by the office of Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel  After graduating with a molecular and cell biology degree from Northwestern University of Illinois, Rashida Madraswala, of the Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra community began her career in a bio-medical laboratory as a research assistant. She was studying cellular…