Retrospective: This day in 1995 – Princess Zahra Aga Khan graces Partnership Walk in Montreal, Canada

Retrospective: This day in 1995 - Princess Zahra Aga Khan graces Partnership Walk in Montreal, CanadaPrincess Zahra Aga Khan has graced Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk twice – once in both, Montreal and Houston.

Sunday, May 28th, 1995: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sunday, April 5th, 1998: Houston, Texas, USA

Over the years, Partnership Walk has evolved into a semi global event with walks in North America, Europe and East Africa. Partnership Walk is now known as World Partnership Walk in Canada and since last year, it is called Aga Khan Foundation Walk in the USA.

Sunday April 5, 1998 – Houston Texas, USA: "A society which fails to educate its women and which hampers their development, is ultimately wasting fifty percent of its most precious resource. A society whose women are educated is a dignified society and one to be proud of." (Image credit: Amaana.org)
Sunday, April 5th, 1998: Houston, Texas, USA. (Image credit: Amaana.org)

“A society which fails to educate its women and which hampers their development, is ultimately wasting fifty percent of its most precious resource.

 

A society whose women are educated is a dignified society and one to be proud of.”

– Princess Zahra Aga Khan
Address at the 1998 Houston Partnership Walk
Houston, Texas, USA – Sunday, April 5th, 1998

Via Amaana | Princess Zahra’s Speech at Partnership Walk

About Princess Zahra Aga Khan

Princess Zahra, the eldest child of His Highness the Aga Khan, heads the Social Welfare Department (SWD) located within the French Delegation of the Aga Khan Development Network. She has policy and management responsibility for the health, education, and planning and building services companies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

She also plays a key role in policy and strategy matters relating to the other social development institutions of the Network. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University (AKU) as well as Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP), and works with institutions supported by the Ismaili Muslim community in the areas of social welfare, women’s activities and youth programs.

Source: Global Centre for Pluralism

Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali

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