“The creation of the new alumni-led Iqra Islamic School Alumni Association (IISAA), dedicated to reconnecting the expanding network of alumni and giving back to the Iqra community.”
The Iqra Islamic School Alumni Association (IISAA) all started with an idea to bring together the collective capacity of past Iqra Islamic School students, and leverage it to benefit the school, its students and its community. This idea was shared among a number of motivated alumni, who came together in October of 2021 to establish the association. They brought this worthwhile vision to Iqra’s administration and Board of Directors, and successfully secured their support to see the initiative through.
Without delay, the IISAA founders began developing their work plan, an online presence, and a constitution that would ensure the association’s sustained continuity. Soon after, alumni were invited to become members of the association, of which some also joined the Task Force that became responsible for getting the association up and running. Eventually, the members came together to vote in their first IISAA elections. All that remained was to host a special event to mark the formal establishment of the association. Exactly one year since its inception, the IISAA Task Force came together to plan and host its first General Meeting and Reunion event, which took place on October 1st, 2022, a promising sign of great things to come!
As founder of IISAA, Yassen Atallah serves as IISAA President for the 2022-2024 term. Yassen holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has served as the UBC’s Muslim Students’ Association as Senior Vice President and is currently a policy analyst for the Government of Canada. Yassen is eager to leverage his capacities to give back to the Iqra School community.
Having attended Iqra Islamic School for 7 years, Saabir finds himself as Vice President of the IISAA, to give back to the school that provided him with so much for the 2022-2024 term. He attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) to complete his degree in Marketing Management and works as a project manager in the digital marketing field. With experience in founding and running businesses as well as the Muslim Food Bank and Community Services, Saabir aims to bring his capacity to the IISAA to push it to new heights.
Laiba Khaliq is honored to be the IISAA Secretary for the 2022-2024 term. Laiba holds her time at Iqra Islamic School dear to her heart, and through this role she aims to give back to communities that are congruent with those who helped impact her life. Laiba is involved in her muslim campus community and holds the title of National Canadian Council for Muslims Liaison for SFU MSA. She is currently a student at SFU Beedie School of Business and aspires to work in the business and health sector in the future.
Constitutions are the core document of an entiry and rarely change over time. These are the documents that established our organization and are necessary in legally creating an organization. The IISAA members and executive team have prepared and agreed on the following consitution, enacted at the first general meeting on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Iqra Islamic School. There was unanimous decision through a voting process to agree on the constitution as it is. If you would like to view the constitution, please click on the button below and it will be available in a PDF format.
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