World's First Menstrual Hygiene Day

World’s First Menstrual Hygiene Day

On 28 May, Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Initiative organized Menstruation Day Workshop to make menstruation a non issue and remove taboos surrounding it. The project’s health team celebrated this by organising an event for adolescent girls. 80 girls from all over the Basti participated in this event. Workshop photos: via Menstruation Day. The Guardian Report:…

UN Women National Committee Canada to Join Aga Khan Foundation on Canada's 30th Anniversary World Partnership Walk

Vancouver Sun Editorial: Walk raises funds so birth isn’t death sentence

One of the key programs this year will be the Joining Hands Initiative, a joint program by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the federal government to improve maternal care and child health in Tanzania by funding the upgrading of health services, training local health practitioners, improving technology and ensuring community access to services. The…

UN Women National Committee Canada to Join Aga Khan Foundation on Canada's 30th Anniversary World Partnership Walk

UN Women National Committee Canada to Join Aga Khan Foundation on Canada’s 30th Anniversary World Partnership Walk

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – May 21, 2014) – UN Women National Committee Canada urges Canadians to participate in the fight against global poverty by participating in, or sponsoring a participant in, the World Partnership Walk events. They take place May 25, June 1 and June 8 in ten cities across Canada. “The objective of the Walk…

Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food Security WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater…

Sabrina Premji & Nadim Nasser: Two Amazing Young Professionals Taking Steps to End Global Poverty

Sabrina Premji & Nadim Nasser: Two Amazing Young Professionals Taking Steps to End Global Poverty

On Sunday May 25th, 2014, Toronto will join cities across Canada in the 30th annual World Partnership Walk, to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight global poverty. The Walk attracts tens of thousands of Canadians united in a common effort to bring hope and renewal to poor communities living in Asia and Africa.…

Aga Khan Foundation Kenya Project: ‘Strengthening education systems in East Africa'

Aga Khan Foundation Kenya Project: ‘Strengthening education systems in East Africa’

SCHOOLS from the Coast are among beneficiaries of a Sh2.4 billion education project by the Aga Khan Foundation. The five-year project dubbed ‘Strengthening education systems in East Africa’ has been co-funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Addressing journalists at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Simon Otieno, the headteacher, said…

With Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of AKDN Social Welfare, France Sign US $79.8 Million Agreement for the Expansion of Health Services in Tanzania

Gouvieux, France, 9 May 2014 – The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Aga Khan Development Network today signed a US$ 79.8 million agreement, in an effort to substantially enhance the quality and reach of the Network’s health programmes in Tanzania. Princess Zahra Aga Khan, who heads AKDN’s Social Welfare Department, attended the signing…

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

ARGUMENT: Let Me Down Easy It’s bad enough the United States is slashing military aid to Afghanistan. Don’t shut off the civilian aid spigot, too. BY ANJA MANUEL, JUSTINE ISOLA APRIL 4, 2014 [...] Aga Khan Development Network has been a leader in this area, helping to launch the successful telecom company Roshan in 2003,…

Coffee Lounge: Khalil Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Coffee Lounge: Khalil Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada

This past month’s Coffee Lounge session featured the most inspiring and engaging speaker to date in this short series. Khalil Shariff is the CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada and a self-professed champion of civic engagement. Read at Coffee Lounge: Khalil Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada « the social media age. Earlier related:…

Meet Dave & Lara: Father-Daughter Team Support the World Partnership Walk

Meet Dave & Lara: Father-Daughter Team Support the World Partnership Walk

Dave Macfarlane currently serves as the Vancouver Co-Chair for the local advisory council of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), including the annual World Partnership Walk (WPW) and World Partnership Golf Tournament. For the past six years, Dave has devoted his voluntary time to providing high level advice and support to hundreds of dedicated volunteers who…