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US President Obama announces partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network

The President also announced a new, groundbreaking initiative to support and connect civil society across the globe through the launch of Regional Civil Society Innovation Centers, in partnership with the Government of Sweden and the Aga Khan Development Network. Over the next two years, up to six networked Regional Civil Society Innovation Centers will be created worldwide.  These…

Aga Khan Foundation USA's Partnership Walk held at Railroad Park in Birmingham, Alabama

FOX News: Aga Khan Foundation USA’s Partnership Walk held at Railroad Park in Birmingham, Alabama

By Karen Church for FOX6 WBRC, BIRMINGHAM, AL – The festive atmosphere for this sixth annual Partnership Walk is a far cry from the poverty and hunger that ravages the people this walk is designed to help. Many of the volunteers and participants either were raised in the very poverty they’re working hard to change,…

Numerous Corporate Sponsors Supporting Birmingham, Alabama's PartnershipsInAction Walk 2014

Numerous Corporate Sponsors Supporting Birmingham, Alabama’s PartnershipsInAction Walk 2014

PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the developing world. – http://www.partnershipsinaction.org, Facebook CLICK FOR ALL RELATED BIRMINGHAM (ALABAMA) PARTNERSHIPSINACTION WALK The next AKF Walk/Run is on September…

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Birmingham Partnership Walk team kicks off 2014 Walk with Proclamation and Honorary Citizen Medal from the Birmingham City Council

Ahead of Sunday’s Partnership Walk 2014 in Birmingham, the Birmingham Partnership Walk team received Proclamation, Honorary Citizen Medal and were recognized by the Birmingham City Council President Mr. Jonathan Austin for their outstanding work. Birmingham Partnership Walk is scheduled to take place on September 21, 2014 at Railroad Park, Birmingham, AL. Registration opens 10:30 a.m. and Walk begins at noon (12:00 pm). Show your…

Globe & Mail Feature: Toronto's Aga Khan Museum, opening this week, is a world-class showcase for Islamic art

The Globe & Mail | Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, opening this week, is a world-class showcase for Islamic art

By James Adams for The Globe and Mail. Published Tuesday, Sep. 16 2014 It’s said that a city – a city like Toronto, say – whose boosters often rely on the adjective “world-class” to describe both its overall grooviness and its particular charms can’t, in fact, be truly world-class. You’re either world-class or you’re not…

5,500+ People, 40 Schools, numerous Corporate Sponsors raise more than $1.2 Million |AKF USA's PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

5,500+ People, 40 Schools, numerous Corporate Sponsors raise more than $1.2 Million | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

Atlanta’s news station WSB TV, tweets the success of the Partnership Walk – some record breaking results! @AKFAtlanta says >5,500 ppl at ATL Partnership Walk raised >$1.2M to reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy & poor hlth pic.twitter.com/uQtjT1C15Q — People 2 People (@WSBTVcommunity) September 15, 2014 Walk participants joined Ismailimail to share the enthusiasm of the celebrations.   You…

2,100 Walk in Los Angeles to End Global Poverty at Partnership Walk

2,100 Walk in Los Angeles to End Global Poverty at Partnership Walk

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, September 14, 2014. Today, 2,100 participants walked to end global poverty in the annual Los Angeles Partnership Walk at the Santa Monica Pier. The Los Angeles Partnership Walk 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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Entertainers hold 5,500 people mesmerized | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

Calo Gitano Flamenco Academy (Flamenco – Spanish folk music and dance), City Dance Group (variety of dance forms – Jazz, Ballet, and contemporary), Dance 411 (Tap Dance and African Hip Hop), Emory Karma (Punjabi Bhangra dance), Prem Dance Company (Bollywood music and dance), Tutu’s and Tennis Shoes (Rap music and dance) and other performers rocked…

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West Hall High School, 1 of 40 schools show strength of support | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

September 14, 2014: West Hall High School was one of the forty schools participating in AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta. With nearly 800 students representing greater Atlanta schools and universities, more than 400 students volunteered their time in various capacities proving that the youth are a strong contingent in the community led event. Bravo to the students for their…

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4 year old Aanya at the Village in Action building houses | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

“I am here to make a houses,” says 4 year old Aanya Rattani, with Arush, Shahzeb, Qayl and Sabine Saldanya.   PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the…

Early Childhood Development: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Early Childhood Development: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Walk Day features a lively entertainment, performances on stage and activities for all ages celebrating a rich diversity of cultures. PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the…

Planting Our Future: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Planting Our Future: Aga Khan Foundation USA in Atlanta

Serving as masters of ceremonies for the on-stage opening ceremonies are Craig Lucie, WSB-TV Anchor and Martin Savidge, CNN Anchor. PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for innovative programs that create hope and opportunity for disadvantaged communities in the…

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Village in Action: Construction, Set-up and Walk Day Fun | AKF USA’s PartnershipsinAction Walk/Run in Atlanta

Wondering about the giant entrance of the Village in Action? The gate and the canopies are components of the Humayun’s Tomb located in New Delhi. The Aga Khan Development Network is in the midst of a project that is not only restoring this amazing monument but also returning 50 other monuments in the area to…

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1K Run & 100-Yard Dash: Ismailimail Reporting from AKF’s PartnershipsInAction Walk/Run Atlanta

Ismailimail Reporting from Atlanta. Walk is also being held in Los Angeles today. You can represent Ismailimail by sending us your photographs and reports (email: ismailimail@gmail.com) Warming up for 1K Run & 100-Yard Dash 100-Yard Dash PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and its network of volunteers across the U.S. to raise…

Aga Khan Foundation USA launches Awareness & Fundraising Campaign with Walk/Run in Atlanta

Aga Khan Foundation USA launches Awareness & Fundraising Campaign with Walk/Run in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, September 8, 2014. On Sunday, September 14, 2014, around 6,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Atlanta Partnership Walk/Run at Centennial Olympic Park. The Atlanta 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…

Celebration: Aga Khan Foundation’s PartnershipsInAction Atlanta Team invites you to their 2014 Entertainment lineup for September 14th, 2014 Walk and Run

Celebration: Aga Khan Foundation’s PartnershipsInAction Atlanta Team invites you to their 2014 Entertainment lineup for September 14th, 2014 Walk and Run

“There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their circumstances. Unless they can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink into apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that…

President Flores of University of Houston Downtown Gives Keynote Address at Aga Khan Foundation Partnership Walk Kick-Off Event

President Flores of University of Houston Downtown Gives Keynote Address at Aga Khan Foundation Partnership Walk Kick-Off Event

UHD President William Flores recently served as the keynote speaker for the kick-off event of the 2014 Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Partnership Walk/Run to End Global Poverty. Funds raised through the Partnership Walk in Houston and other cities throughout the nation are used to build schools, irrigation systems, train teachers, provide health care and develop…

AKFC Fellow Hilary Clauson writes on preschools in the Tea Gardens of Sylhet, Bangladesh

AKFC Fellow Hilary Clauson writes on preschools in the Tea Gardens of Sylhet, Bangladesh

Hilary Clauson is a 2013-14 AKFC International Development Management Fellow, placed with Aga Khan Foundation Bangladesh I began my formal education with expulsion from preschool. I redeemed myself by succeeding in primary school, phew. While primary school graduation is essentially a universal achievement in Canada, some Bangladeshi children face many barriers to reaching even this…