Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Reflection | Return to Afghanistan: In Conversation with Mellissa Fung

Former CBC correspondent Mellissa Fung shares her perspective on the top priorities for investing in Afghanistan’s development. Mellissa took the stage at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, Canada, on May 12, 2014, to share her perspectives on seven years of reporting on Afghanistan. The event was co-presented by Aga Khan Foundation Canada…

Tajik women teach veiled Afghan women how to bake traditional bread in a tandoor oven in Darvoz, Tajikistan, in June. [Central Asia Online/Nadin Bahrom]

Women & Leadership | Synergy: AKF Projects Empower Women – Tajik Women Teach Afghan Women Life Skills

In 2012 and 2013, as many as 410 women from Darwaz, Afghanistan, learned various house-keeping and business skills from women in neighbouring Darvoz, Tajikistan. The programme is supported by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and has financial backing from international institutions. DARVOZ DISTRICT, Tajikistan – Separated by the Panj River and the vagaries of history,…

Photos: Aga Khan Foundation, USA Houston PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run 2014

Photos: Aga Khan Foundation, USA Houston PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run 2014

@AnniseParker officiates the Partnership in Action Walk @NeighborHOU Aga Khan Foundation. Cold morning warm hearts. pic.twitter.com/vHkdGhukhe — Sacha (@SachaLazarre) November 15, 2014 Rafiq Maredia Pictures – PartnershipsInAction 2014 – Southwest (Houston, Texas). Sunny Taj Pictures – PartnershipsInAction 2014 – Southwest (Houston, Texas). Suleman Lalani Pictures – PartnershipsInAction 2014 – Southwest (Houston, Texas). Twitter – @svirani97…

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Event – November 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Houston Performance to benefit Aga Khan Foundation Projects

Come enjoy an evening of outstanding musical performance and support a worthy cuase. 100% of net proceeds for the Salim Sulaiman Concert goes directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. to end poverty in Africa and Asia. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to…

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Join Aga Khan Foundation, USA & Greater Houston Area Volunteers for PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run at Sam Houston Park

HOUSTON, TEXAS – On Saturday, November 15, 2014, around 7,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in…

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Event – November 14 & 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Texas Performances to benefit Focus Humanitarian Assistance & Aga Khan Foundation

Salim and Sulaiman are in Texas this weekend to excite and inspire their fans and thrill Texans with their performance. With sold out performances in virtually every center – Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary and Toronto, the duo are in San Antonio today and Houston on Sunday with a Saturday performance in Atlanta. These set of…

Aga Khan Foundation Press Conference at Houston City Hall

Aga Khan Foundation Press Conference at Houston City Hall

Dr. Bill Flores, President of University of Houston talks about Aga Khan Foundation PartnershipInAction Farah Lalani, Media Coordinator, Aga Khan Foundation USA, Volunteer Team for Southwest Region AKF USA Volunteer Team Southwest Region Chair invites participation in Walk to end global poverty rotunda Houston City Hall Houston Mayor Annise Parker introduces board of Aga Khan…

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Event – November 10 – 11 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada | Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: A Challenge for West Africa

Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) has gained a lot of attention in recent years because of international commitments, spearheaded by the Government of Canada. Learn more about this important global health issue by hearing about the context in West Africa, relevant research and lessons learned from the field. EVENT: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: A…

Article HuffPost Impact | The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa - David Barnard

Article HuffPost Impact | The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa – David Barnard

The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa – By David Barnard, Vice-President: Africa at TechSoup Global, for Huffington Post In many parts of Africa, philanthropic giving is still an underdeveloped practice. Reasons for this include the absence of a vibrant nonprofit sector, active corporate citizens, and institutional mechanisms aimed at encouraging giving practices. Political instability…

Event – November 10 – 19 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada | Inside Afghanistan: Mellissa Fung on Reporting from One of the World’s Most Fragile States

EVENT: Inside Afghanistan: Mellissa Fung on Reporting from One of the World’s Most Fragile States DATE: From November 10 to November 19, 2014 TIME: Multiple. Check source link below. VENUE Multiple. Check source link below. Poster (PDF) Mellissa Fung Award-winning journalist and former CBC correspondent Mellissa Fung has been on the frontlines of a wide…

Mayor Annise Parker Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

Mayor Annise Parker Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Mayor Annise Parker invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park. “Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker, as she encouraged the Aga Khan Foundation’s efforts in helping…

Giving Tuesday

Aga Khan Foundation USA’s Giving Tuesday Campaign inspires the holiday’s spirit of generosity

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.…

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1,000 + People, 5 Schools, numerous Corporate Sponsors raise more than $316,000 at San Francisco’s Partnership Walk/Run

“Service to others means courage, empathy, compassion, and respect.” - Michael Collopy, Architects of Peace Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, October 19, 2014. Nearly 1,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual San Francisco Partnership Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, CA. The San Francisco Partnership Walk is an initiative of Aga Khan…

Sara Mojtehedzadeh: Aga Khan Foundation of Canada Fellow making an impact

Sara Mojtehedzadeh: Aga Khan Foundation of Canada Fellow working in the Star newsroom

The Toronto Star and the Atkinson Foundation are embarking on a “ground-breaking” philanthrojournalism partnership to create a work and wealth beat in the Star newsroom. The collaboration between the paper and the foundation will create a one-year reporting position for a journalist to examine what makes work decent for different generations, fields and cultures and…

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Join Aga Khan Foundation, USA & Greater San Francisco Area Volunteers for PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA.

San Francisco Partnership Walk  and Inaugural Partnership Run events are scheduled to take place on October 19, 2014 at Central Park – Lake Elizabeth, Fremont, CA. This family-friendly event will host food, entertainment, a zumba warm-up to get you started and a professional track for the running course. Registration is open now for all runners in your age bracket for…

Event – October 20-24 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada - Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

Event – October 20-24 | Aga Khan Foundation Canada: University Seminar Series – Re-imagining Social Accountability for Results

Young people bring energy, capacity and ingenuity to economies and communities. Yet 73 million young people across the globe continue to look for work without many opportunities. Innovative initiatives, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in Pakistan, as well as community driven initiatives in Canada, are paving a path to increase economic opportunities for…

Mayor Annise Parker

Mayor Annise Parker, Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run Invites Houstonians to the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

HOUSTON, TEXAS, OCTOBER 17, 2014 – Mayor Parker, as the Honorary Chair for the Partnership Walk/ Run invited Houstonians to participate in the Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk/Run to be held on Nov. 15 at Sam Houston Park. “Partnership Walk is one of the largest activities which we will do during the Citizenship Month,” said Mayor Parker,…

San Francisco Raises Over $275K for Aga Khan Foundation Programs

India West | AKF’s 20th Anniversary Partnership Walk in San Francisco Set for Oct. 19

Fremont, Calif. — The Aga Khan Foundation’s 20th anniversary Partnership Walk at Central Park, Lake Elizabeth, here Oct. 19 will mark the 100th walk since the very first Walk in Los Angeles in 1995, attracting over 440,000 participants over almost two decades. Partnership Walks across the nation is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation USA…

Austin

First-ever Austin PartnershipsInAction Run banks good will, $50K & 300 People show support to end Global Poverty

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 15, 2014. On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 300 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Austin Partnership Run at Brushy Creek Sports Park in Cedar Creek. The Austin Partnership Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy…

Government of Canada announces initiatives to mark the International Day of the Girl Child 2014

Synergy: Government of Canada announces initiative with Aga Khan Foundation to mark the International Day of the Girl Child 2014

Project will be implemented by Plan International Canada in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Save the Children Canada and World Vision Canada. Improving Access to Healthy and Safe Primary Schools & Preschools (Mali – $20 million over three years) – This project aims to improve access to quality education for more than 58,000…

Obituary: Teacher and Mentor Bi Swafiya Salim Muhashamy Said of Mombasa helped launch AKF's Madrasa Project

Obituary: Teacher and Mentor Swafiya Salim Said of Mombasa helped launch AKF’s Madrasa Project

After her retirement she briefly taught at Memon Primary School before joining the Aga Khan Foundation 1986-2006…she was famously referred to as “Nyanya” (Grandmother) by all children who she taught in the Madrasa Resource Centre. Swafiya Salim Said Was Teacher And Mentor Coastweek — Swafiya Salim Mohamed Muhashamy was born on 13th September, 1934 she…

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Synergy: Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Government of Canada and other partners catalyze partnership for ‘Saving Brains’

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today welcomed three new partners to the Saving Brains Grand Challenge: Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Norlien Foundation and World Vision Canada. These organizations strengthen the existing partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation.…

Join Alamgir Hayat in fundraising for KADO - Karakoram Area Development Organization

Join Alamgir Hayat in fundraising for KADO – Karakoram Area Development Organization

Alamgir Hayat is an Ismaili Muslim student from northern areas of Pakistan and currently lives in U.A.E. He has launched a fundraising campaign: Enhancing lives of People with Special needs This summer, Alamgir went to Pakistan and visited a rehabilitation facility started by KADO (http://www.kadohunza.org/), where the people with special needs are trained to make…