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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video: Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Partnership Walk Chicago
When:August 26, 2012Where:Chicago

Partnership Walk Dallas
When:September 8, 2012Where:Dallas

Partnership Golf Austin
When:September 10, 2012Where:Austin

Partnership Walk Houston
When:September 15, 2012Where:Houston

Partnership Golf Atlanta
When:September 17, 2012Where:Atlanta

http://www.partnershipsinaction.org/

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First-ever San Antonio Partnership Walk banks good will, $300K
Zeke MacCormac,

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Video:

Mirza Jahani of Aga Khan Foundation USA: Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Nutrition


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Aga Khan Foundation: Stories from the Field


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City of Tampa Florida Proclamation on Aga Khan Foundation USA Awareness Day.

http://www.tampagov.net/proclamations/20120919_Aga_Khan_Foundation_U.S.A._Awareness_Day.pdf
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Event: Panel on Civil Society in Afghanistan and Pakistan at The Stimson Center
By admin | Published: January 11, 2013

Please join us for the panel discussion “Civil Society in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Enabling Environments, Civil Society Capacity, and the CSO Sustainability Index” at the The Henry L. Stimson Center.

The discussion will feature civil society experts examining the current environment for civil society in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Panelists will introduce the recently published 2011 Civil Society Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Afghanistan and Pakistan and explore some of the strengths and opportunities in the civil society sector of both countries.

Read the full reports on Aga Khan Foundation’s PartnershipsInAction website.

When? Wednesday, January 16, 2013
9:30 – 11:00am

Where? The Henry L. Stimson Center
12th Floor, Conference Room
1111 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Other important information:
- Please send your RSVP to Garrison Spencer at gspencer@msi-inc.com.
- Admission is free.
- Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.
- Please bring a photo ID and allow additional time to pass through a security checkpoint.

For more information on the event, please see the full invite with an agenda and bios of panelists.

http://www.msiworldwide.com/2013/01/event-civil-society-in-afghanistan-and-pakistan-at-the-stimson-center/
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE COCA-COLA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO
AGA KHAN FOUNDATION FOR
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND WATER STEWARDSHIP


Grant Aims to Foster the Socio-Economic Development of Youth in Kyrgyzstan & Afghanistan

September 5, 2012— The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company—granted US$200,000 to the Aga Khan Foundation USA, to foster the social and economic development of youth in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. With an additional US$50,000 contribution from The Coca-Cola Company, the grants will leverage The Project for Economic Development and Education Opportunities for Youth in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan by equipping more than 12,000 students, young entrepreneurs, teachers and farmers with entrepreneurial skills and water management practices.
This project will be implemented by two agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network: the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the University of Central Asia (UCA). The initiative will encourage social entrepreneurship among youth, augment agricultural productivity, and increase access to educational opportunities.
“Promoting economic growth through entrepreneurship development is a core priority for UCA, with a central emphasis on endeavors that create social value to the communities where our learners come from,” said Dr. Bodhan Krawchenko, Director General of the University of Central Asia.
Dr. Mirza Jahani, the CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation USA added, “We are delighted to have Coca-Cola join us to inspire young entrepreneurs in Asia. This partnership brings fresh energy to improving lives and livelihoods.”
Through a nationwide awareness-raising campaign in Kyrgyzstan, the Aga Khan Foundation and its partner, the University of Central Asia, will encourage youth to submit innovative social entrepreneurship ideas to address an issue in their community. Already, more than 200 applications have been received, and 25 finalists received training in Bishkek to develop their project ideas. The Aga Khan Foundation will now award the top 10 projects with small seed grants.
In addition, the project will create access to and improve the quality of more than 1,600 hectares of arable land by rehabilitating agricultural infrastructure and enhancing the management of water resources in remote villages of Kara-Tala and Kyzyl-Jyldyz in Naryn oblast, Kyrgyzstan.
In Afghanistan, the project will support professional development for 15 teachers of English and Information Technology in secondary schools as well as increase access to modern Dari-language textbooks for nearly 6,000 students.

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U.S. Government and Aga Khan Foundation to Launch Investment Fund for Afghanistan
For Immediate Release

Friday, February 8, 2013
Washington, DC: The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) at a private ceremony today that will establish the first investment fund in Badakhshan, Afghanistan to invest in social development projects.

When the fund is finalized, USAID and AKF will each provide $30 million over a five year period, subject to the availability of funds, to help leverage the Afghan private sector to advance social development.

At a signing ceremony at the State Department, Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said, "Public-private partnerships like this one are the right way to do development. They can have a huge, sustainable impact and a significant return on investment."

Alex Thier, assistant to the USAID administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan added, "We are focused on sustainability and increased self-sufficiency in Afghanistan. This agreement will help empower the Afghan people by marrying social development needs and private sector growth."

The Agha Khan Foundation CEO Dr. Mirza Jahani, noted, “We are delighted to mark this new phase of our partnership with USAID for strengthening Afghanistan. This new alliance – one of the largest GDAs (Global Development Alliance) ever – builds on the depth of AKF’s Multi-Input Area Development, or MIAD, approach to reducing poverty. And it takes our experience a step further, with an innovative public-private model for driving social and economic development, both in Afghanistan and more broadly in Central Asia.”

The seed money from both USAID and the foundation is intended to create a virtuous cycle of economic and social development in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan. The partnership reflects the importance of leveraging private industry to fund development efforts.

Related Administrator
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Related Bureau or Independent Office
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......Last updated: February 11, 2013

http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/us-government-and-aga-khan-foundation-launch-investment-fund
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Education for Children, Kenya
Educating marginalized children in Kenya


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Carving a Future in Cairo's Darb al-Ahmar
.Fri, 2013-04-12 18:52 — admin

By Caroline Lai, Program Assistant with Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.

I returned to Cairo in mid-February to visit the USAID-funded Head Start! for Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment program where I met with a diverse range of people involved in the program. When I previously visited in November, I spent most of my time working with the program staff to develop our work plan for next year. During my most recent visit, I was able to see in action the activities we had discussed and spend a considerable amount of time interacting with the beneficiaries we promised we would reach.

Despite challenges, Head Start! remains a fascinating and beneficial program. The program provides opportunities that were previously unavailable and unthinkable, such as access to finance for young entrepreneurs; carpentry training provided by experts in the field; and short-term job opportunities through infrastructure sub-grants to local civil society organizations. The heart of the program lies with the beneficiaries it reaches and the difference it makes to individuals in some of Cairo’s poorest neighborhoods.

I got to spend nearly an entire day visiting the Community Development Company (CDC) Carpentry workshop, which trains young carpenters in Darb al-Ahmar. During that visit, I sat in on an Arab Carpentry training class, and spoke with some of the carpenters being trained. Many of them do not have a formal education and have followed their fathers and uncles into the carpentry profession. When I spoke with a few of the carpenters participating in the Aga Khan Foundation, Egypt and CDC-led trainings about what motivated them to join the program, they all mentioned that these trainings under Head Start! are the first of their kind offered to residents of neighborhood.



Waleed Mossad working on a project.


One of the people I spent time with was Waleed Mossad, a 33-year old carpenter born and raised in Darb al-Ahmar. Growing up in a family of carpenters, he began learning the trade when he was 10. While skilled at what he does, prior to Head Start!, he was never able to master Arab Carpentry due to its complexity and unwillingness of those skilled in Arab Carpentry to teach others. From the training, Waleed learned secrets of the trade, visited historic sites, and gained access to professional tools and equipment. After successfully completing the 10-week training course, he created a stool, which has been showcased in a carpentry exhibition in Cairo, and gained confidence in his skills. Due to the training and access to experts in the field, Waleed no longer feels that he is not as talented or marketable as those specialized in Arab Carpentry. One day, he hopes to start his own workshop that will compete with the elite carpentry workshops in Darb al-Ahmar.

Waleed is just one of many people that the Head Start! program strives to reach. The program provides hope and opportunities to those who are typically overlooked or left out. As the program grows, the Aga Khan Development Network will continue to make a difference in people’s lives in Cairo, just as the program has already made a difference in Waleed’s life.

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This Earth Day, we're highlighting the important role that parks can play to alleviate poverty in developing countries.


How Do We Take Action?


The Aga Khan Development Network's (AKDN) Historic Cities program imagines development differently: It sees people’s culture as a seed that, when watered, can bear fruit in their better health, better incomes, and as a source of hope and prosperity in poor surroundings.


With 10 park and garden projects worldwide, the program has shown that even in the most difficult settings, urban parks can improve life in a city and can also drive economic change. These projects go beyond physically restoring parks and landmarks -- they get at deeper causes of poverty and help uplift entire communities.



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12/06/2013- New Community Philanthropy publication launched by Aga Khan Foundation USA, C.S. Mott Foundation & Rockefeller Brothers Fund
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​​Community philanthropy can be a powerful force for strengthening civil society and building on local initiative, according to a new brief released jointly by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA), the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Global Fund for Community Foundations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

The publication, entitled The Case for Community Philanthropy: How the Practice Builds Local Assets, Capacity, and Trust – and Why It Matters, makes the case that increasing local ownership and local accountability leads to stronger communities and should be a main focus of development aid practitioners.

http://www.efc.be/news_events/Pages/New-Community-Philanthropy-publication-launched-by-Aga-Khan-Foundation-USA,-C-S--Mott-Foundation--Rockefeller-Brothers-Fund.aspx
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Walk raises $1.35 million for Aga Khan Foundation

About 5,000 North Texas residents participated in the annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk-Run Dallas Oct. 10 at the Irving Convention Center. The event was an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation to raise awareness and funds for programs that work with communities around the world to build better futures.

The event raised $1.35 million, which reflects the strong support of participants and sponsors across the area, including national sponsorCoca-Cola Company. All net proceeds from the event go directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Webb and City Council member Gerald Farris took part in the opening ceremonies. To learn more, visit akfusa.org.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/irving/debbie-fleck/20151017-walk-raises-1.35-million-for-aga-khan-foundation.ece
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More than $510,000 raised to build better futures at Aga Khan Foundation Walk

By Guest Author on October 28, 2015 in Briefs

Over 1,500 participants were moved to invest in long-term solutions that improve the quality of life for communities worldwide at the annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk – Los Angeles held at the Santa Monica Pier. The event was an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to raise awareness and funds for programs that work with communities around the world to build better futures.

This year’s Walk raised more than $510,000, reflecting the enthusiastic outpouring of support from participants and sponsors across the metro area, including national sponsors, The Coca-Cola Company and Pioneer Finance. All net proceeds from the event go directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation.

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, not-for-profit international development organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world. The Foundation helps communities around the world to build better futures by creating institutions like hospitals, making long-term investments to the most innovative programs, and cultivating strong local leadership.

The charity event attracted a range of participants who want to help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia improve their quality of life. Bela Bajaria, President of Universal Television, was a keynote speaker at the event and noted, “The Aga Khan Foundation has a sustainable strategy … it’s been amazing that they built partnerships that include public and private enterprises, and community leaders to empower communities with a hand up, not a hand out, thereby strengthening communities.”

Contributions make a tremendous impact in creating locally driven opportunities for girls in Afghanistan to attend school, farmers in Mali to feed their families, and mothers in India to lead healthy lives. With 200 projects in 30 countries, Aga Khan Foundation cultivates deep partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits, governments and community leaders to harness the best from people of all walks of life. Working with partners, they make long-term commitments to innovative programs that improve the quality of life, from early childhood education to green space preservation. Visit their blog to learn more about what they do, at www.akfusa.org.

– Submitted by Sasha Rawji, Marketing & Media Manager
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AKF USA’s CEO Thanks supporters for raising over $190,000 for Building Better Futures – Giving Tuesday 2015 Campaign

Dear Friends:

As we look to the New Year, I reflect on all those who make our work possible. It is through our collective effort and commitment that we are able to make headway in breaking the cycle of poverty for millions.

As the Aga Khan Foundation’s Building Better Futures campaign came to a close at year’s end, I am overcome with joy and pride for all the support shown by our dedicated donors in raising $192,670.10. Such support is an investment in helping people build better futures for themselves, their families and communities. It’s an investment in long-term solutions that bring opportunity and hope.

I sincerely appreciate the participation of those who shared the compelling stories from the people we serve. Their hope and resilience underscores the positive force that Building Better Futures has on all of us, whether we live in the U.S., Afghanistan, Kenya, Mali or Pakistan.

I am fortunate to lead an organization whose supporters have an unyielding compassion, dedication, and commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty. Together our hard work and generosity can continue to improve the quality of life for people in the poorest regions of Africa and Asia.

The road to ending poverty is multifaceted, but know that we will get there together.

Wishing you a happy and peaceful New Year,

Aleem Walji
CEO
Aga Khan Foundation USA

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https://www.devex.com/news/aga-khan-s-aleem-walji-leading-by-mistakes-to-innovate-88106

Aga Khan's Aleem Walji: Leading by mistakes to innovate

Aleem Walji wants local communities to take the lead on development — and the Aga Khan Foundation USA that he now leads is ready to help. Appointed CEO in October 2015 after leaving the World Bank where he headed the Innovation Labs, Walji hopes to help build long-term institutions and opportunities through innovative finance.

Aga Khan Foundation USA is a “nondenominational organization” and part of the Aga Khan Development Network, which is active in over 30 countries with 90 percent of staff locally recruited. The foundation implements community-driven solutions and focuses on four thematic areas: rural development, health, education and civil society. Its work is “underpinned by the ethical principles of Islam,” but it “does not restrict its work to a particular community, country or region,” Walji told Devex.

According to Walji, the foundation’s work is especially crucial now, when tensions and conflicts are spreading throughout the Muslim world, where Aga Khan works most closely. “We work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, East Africa, West Africa,” he said. These states’ and regions’ fragility and conflict “makes the work that we do more challenging but it also makes [it] more important,” he said.

In an exclusive interview, Walji told Devex about the future priorities of the foundation, which plays the “unusual” role of grant-maker and implementer, committed to building the resilience of communities.

Devex also asked Walji about the challenges and opportunities working directly in the community and building effective partnerships. Here are some highlights from that conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity.

What are your priorities for the next few years? What innovative approaches and programs do you expect to launch and implement?

The way in which we operate is very consistent with the principles of human-centred design: You start not with the project, not with institutions, but with the needs of the communities themselves. We are embedded in the country where we are. In every one of the countries we are working, we have offices. One of the strategies to deal with challenges [such as building communities’ resilience] is that we co-design, co-create projects with the communities themselves based on their priorities. They play a key role and drive the projects and the institutions that are created.

One way to increase the likelihood of success is to be driven by the end users, driven by the beneficiaries. Beneficiary is not a good term; it is a partnership with the community to improve the quality of their own life. And the quality of life is not [only] about one dimension: It is not about a water scheme, it is not about a school, or not about micro financial program. We deliberately focus on what we call multi-input development. Let’s focus on need of the communities from the perspective of the communities in a holistic way.

What are the difficulties, obstacles or the challenges in working directly with the communities? What are the strategies to make this relationship a success?

We take a very, very long-term view. That means you have to build and underwrite the institutions, like hospitals and schools. Donors often don’t want to pay for institutions; donors don’t often want to pay for a program that has a 20-year horizon. We have to find ways to help to underwrite those costs — innovative ways to finance.

Unlike a traditional request for proposal, where we respond to somebody who tells us “we want to do health in Pakistan,” or “we want to find a contractor or somebody that is willing to do teacher education in Afghanistan,” we say, based on what we know about the country, based on what we know about the community, we articulate the priorities of the country and go to an agency like the [U.S. Agency for International Development] and present a proposal to do something that is directly in response to the needs.

The second thing is innovative finance. Impact investing is one vehicle that has gotten attention in recent years. If you are willing to take a long-term perspective, what would that look like? In Central Asia, for example, we have the University of Central Asia, which is a university with campuses in three countries. These are institutions that [can] cost hundred millions of dollar to build. We can’t go to a foundation or a development agency like USAID and expect to be able underwrite the costs of the institution. What we have been able to do in recent years [instead] is to go to overseas private investment corporations and say, if we would [put] some of our own resources on the table as the U.S. entity, would you be willing … to help underwrite the cost of the university or of a hospital?

What are your next steps?

Anytime a new leader comes in, you have an opportunity to take a step back and ask, are our resources aligned with our priorities? Resources include time, people and money.

My approach is to do that in a very deliberate way: Are we heading in the right direction? Do we have the right people? [By asking these questions,] we increase the likelihood of getting [where] we want to get. That is the challenge we have for the next months.

We are living in a world right now where instability is infectious but so is hope. If we can turn many of the countries in which we work into [places] of opportunity, then hope can grow and flourish. That is why I came. It is because I am inspired by the mission of the organization, I am inspired by how we work with communities at the local level to be able to hear their priorities, build upon their challenges, [help] unleash their potential and to build for hope and for good in the world.

What added value does your foundation bring to the development community in this specific moment?

Although we work with all communities, regardless of their religious background, we are anchored in the Muslim world. Much of the work that we do is in the Muslim world. And much of what we do is in countries that are unstable. We have decades of experience, knowledge of the environment, and credibility with governments, communities and the private sector. So I feel we are in a unique position to work in those environments and to be partner of choice working with European development agencies, as well as Canadians and Americans.

A lot of resources that we mobilize come from North America and Europe. We work in a nondenominational way. We can work with communities with all different backgrounds and we understand them. We are not “flying out experts.” We understand the context and we have a very long-term commitment.

By building long-term institutions, you also demonstrate to the country and the communities in which we work [that] we are not going anywhere. Syria is a country, as an example, [where] even during the war we had not left. We’re still there. We are not going anywhere.

What are in the biggest pitfalls to be avoided in the areas and countries where Aga Khan Foundation is active, particularly in complex communities in which there are conflicts and instability?

If we assume that we know the answer from outside, that will be a mistake. We have to rely on local intelligence. We have to rely on a local partners; we have to rely on the communities themselves that tell us what are the most important things we can do to improve the quality of their lives.

We need to be very mindful that it is the community themselves that know best. They are willing to drive their destiny and our job is enable and to support them.

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USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS




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For Immediate Release
June 27, 2016
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USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, and IPS(WA) Team Up to Use Technology to Improve HIV/AIDS Care in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and the Industrial Promotion Services of West Africa (IPS(WA)) announce a groundbreaking and innovative public-private partnership that will promote telemedicine to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

This project will work on prevention, care, and treatment for HIV patients using cutting-edge technology involving internet-connected computers. This will enable doctors in rural areas to liaise with doctors in larger cities to conduct diagnosis of and treatment for patients who are located in different geographic areas.

“This project’s support for telemedicine aligns well with the Ivoirian Government’s priority to use ICT to address public health challenges and we are excited to work closely with our partners to achieve our shared goals,” observed Alexandre Deprez, USAID/West Africa Mission Director.

The overall project is valued at $500,000 and will target cotton grower communities in Boundiali, in northern Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the District of Abobo, in Abidjan.

Each telemedicine site will be equipped with information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and fully connected to broadband internet. The sites will be linked to a network of resources in Côte d’Ivoire and abroad – thus improving the quality of life for HIV patients.

“ICT allows us to provide training, medical advice and care to a much greater number of people,” said Ousmane R. Seye, Regional CEO of Aga Khan Foundation, West Africa.

https://ci.usembassy.gov/usaid-aga-khan-foundation-ipswa-team-use-technology-improve-hivaids-care-cote-divoire/
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Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run - Dallas

September 10, 2016 | Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

Walk|Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds and educate people about global poverty. By building these bridges, Americans’ spirit of generosity can reach out and lift up people living in extreme poverty. We all have our struggles now is your chance to be the solution. Stronger Together is our message with your help, we can do so much more.

See what your participation can do today.


Run Schedule

Walk Schedule

http://support.akfusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1120&pg=entry
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AKF USA presents

Sunidhi Chauhan Free Concert Live in Atlanta

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Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run Atlanta

September 18, 2016 - Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Walk|Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds and educate people about global poverty. By building these bridges, Americans’ spirit of generosity can reach out and lift up people living in extreme poverty. We all have our struggles now is your chance to be the solution. Stronger Together is our message you’re your help, we can do so.
See what your participation can do today

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run - Silicon Valley

October 16, 2016 | Central Park, Lake Elizabeth


Walk|Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds and educate people about global poverty. By building these bridges, Americans’ spirit of generosity can reach out and lift up people living in extreme poverty. We all have our struggles now is your chance to be the solution. Stronger Together is our message you’re your help, we can do so.
See what your participation can do today.

http://support.akfusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1138&pg=entry

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October 16, 2016 | Railroad Park, Birmingham, AL


Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds and promote awareness of one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. With your support, we can build the bridges necessary to improve the quality of life in vulnerable communities across Africa and Asia. We are stronger together. Join us!

http://support.akfusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1134&pg=entry
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

November 12, 2016 | Sam Houston Park, Houston, TX
Aga Khan Foundation Walk|Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds
and promote awareness of one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. With your support, we can build the bridges necessary to improve the quality of life in vulnerable
communities across Africa and Asia. We are stronger together. Join us! Parking is located: Heritage Clay Street Garage, 1200 Bagby Street, Houston, TX

http://support.akfusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1137&pg=entry
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Georgians to help Aga Khan Foundation fight global poverty

Georgians are partnering with communities around the world to build better futures.

Aga Khan Foundation is hosting an event at Stone Mountain Park to raise unrestricted funds and educate people about global poverty. Participants can sign up for a 5K and 1K Run/Walk as well as a 100-yard family fun walk.

The event is Sunday, September 17. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. at Fireside Pavilion located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

ABOUT AGA KHAN FOUNDATION
The Aga Khan Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by making long-term investments, building reliable institutions and cultivating an active civil society. The foundation works to improve the quality of life for all regardless of gender, origin or religion.

http://www.wsbtv.com/community/family-2-family/georgians-to-help-aga-khan-foundation-fight-global-poverty/601285072
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2017 Aga Khan Foundation Walk

Aga Khan Foundation Tampa Walk
Water Works Park
1710 N Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

https://www.tampagov.net/events/2017-aga-khan-foundation-walk/145801
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Aga Khan Foundation Walk raises $1M in Houston to fight poverty

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- More than $1 million was raised in Sam Houston Park in Houston this weekend to help break the cycle of poverty.

The Aga Khan Foundation Walk happens annually to raise awareness and funds for quality of life programs around the world.

This year's event featured a silent auction for an autographed Jose Altuve Astros jersey and other popular items, plus a live performance by Indian Idol.

Since 1995, the foundation has raised over $98 million to help impoverished communities in India and beyond.

"The universal values of self-reliance, pluralism and respect for human dignity have been at the core of AKF's work for the past 50 years and will remain our touchstone for years to come," said Aly Valiani, Vice Chair for AKF.

Valiani said the group has invested in the construction of reliable hospitals, schools and resources needed to help civil societies thrive in Asia and Africa.

PHOTOS: Aga Khan Foundation Walk in Houston 2017

http://abc13.com/society/$1m-raised-in-houston-to-break-cycle-of-poverty/2606547/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AS RECEIVED

AKF USA News - More than $1 million was raised in Sam Houston Park in Houston this weekend to help break the cycle of poverty. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Walk happens annually to raise awareness and funds for quality of life programmes around the world

In 2016 total donations and grants raised was $43 million. $5.5m was spent in expenses and $28m for Programmes. Details not disclosed.

“The universal values of self-reliance, pluralism and respect for human dignity have been at the core of AKF's work for the past 50 years and will remain our touchstone for years to come," said Aly Valiani, Vice Chair for AKF USA

Valiani added “the group has invested in the construction of reliable hospitals, schools and resources needed to help civil societies thrive in Asia and Africa”

Total Figures for 2016

Total donations/grants $43m

Total paid for programs $28m

Total salary/Admin. $5.5m (12.7%)

AKF CEO
Aleem Walji

The Foundation's principal sources of financial support are grants and contributions from the Ismaili community, their constitutional institutions, other individuals, government agencies, & corporations
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AgaKhanFoundationUSA
Published on Jan 9, 2018

Our ongoing partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company mean that we can make long-term commitments to the people we serve. Since 1997, the multinational beverage company has been a National Visionary Sponsor of AKF USA, contributing over $1.2 million in funding.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Houstonians give back for the global good at the Aga Khan Foundation Gala

What: Aga Khan Foundation’s 2018 Houston Gala

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Scoop: More than 200 guests joined gala co-chairs Honorable Erum Jivani-Gillani and Saul and Lisa Valentin, and sponsor the Greater Houston Retail Association (GHRA), at the Aga Khan Foundation’s Houston Banquet. The sold-out gala brought together key civic, community, and philanthropic members to raise more than $200,000 for and awareness of the Aga Khan Foundation.

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http://houston.culturemap.com/news/society/08-29-18-houstonians-give-back-for-the-global-good-at-aga-khan-foundation-gala/#slide=2
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aga Khan Foundation Run and Walk

The cost for the 5K run is $25, and the cost for 1K run and 100-yard dash is $15 each. Participation in the walk is free, but donations are welcome. People can register at akfusa.org/Birmingham.

The Aga Khan Foundation partners with communities in long-term investments and projects that include childhood programs, universities, economic development projects and the construction of hospitals and schools, according to the organization’s website.

https://hooversun.com/events/aga-khan-foundation-run-and-walk/?occ_dtstart=2018-09-23T09:00
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In partnership with Aga Khan Council for Central United States:

Music and The Omani Arts Economy
Dr. Anne Rasmussen - Professor (Ethnomusicology), William & Mary


Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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https://www.dfwworld.org/events?cgid=1&ceid=15076&cerid=0&cdt=9%2f29%2f2018
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2018 Aga Khan Foundation Walk-Run Houston

JOIN US!
Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Houston Walk|Run 2018

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exDKDee8lJA

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Aga Khan Foundation USA hosted a Walk|Run in Houston, Texas to raise awareness and funds for its work around the world to break the cycle of poverty. Thank you to our amazing volunteers and supporters who made the event possible!
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