Al Hasham: African childhood sparks anti-poverty fundraiser

Source: Victoria News by Kendra Wong

Fundraiser benefits programs in Asia and Africa

World Partnership Walk Victoria, which takes place at the University of Victoria next month, raises funds for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s programs in Africa and Asia — initiatives that enable men and women to lift themselves and their children out of poverty to create better communities.

Al Hasham believes the smallest act can make the world of difference.

Growing up in Africa, Hasham was constantly surrounded by poverty and longed to help those around him. But things grew dangerous when military officer Idi Amin overthrew Ugandan president Milton Obote in 1971.

During Amin’s eight years in power, he persecuted ethnic and political groups and in the early 1970s, ordered the explusion of some 50,000 South Asians, many of whom had been living there for years.

Read more – Dated: Apr 20th, 2017

 

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