"There is a world ready to awaken; a world with millions of men, women and children willing and able to learn, and to work their hardest to improve their futures. Our task is to provide them with the tools they need to get started, and to support them -- intellectually and financially -- as they work their way along the path to significant, sustainable achievements."
His Highness the Aga Khan
My family and I have joined AKF to help raise funds to help people in developing countries to improve the quality of life by providing access to medical services, education and adequate housing. If you would like to join us in making a positive change in the lives of many people in the developing world, please sponsor us with your contribution and/or participate in the Partnership Walk. Each dollar raised helps to attract additional funds in the form of matching grants from donor agencies. What we raise may be multiplied several times before it reaches program beneficiaries. Partnership Walks are organized by volunteers and all event costs are underwritten by the Foundation which means that 100% of the funds raised go to AKF sponsored programs.
What can a few hundred dollars accomplish in developing countries? As an example, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), an AKF grantee, can educate a child for one year for just $20. BRAC provides education to over 1.2 million students (70% of them are girls). With a contribution of $20 from 5 people would raise $300 (multiply by 3 times due to matching grants) which would be enough to educate 15 children for one year.
Partnership Walk, an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation in over 23 cities is coming to Houston on April 5, 1998. The theme this year is "Women & Development: A World of Opportunity." The Foundation sponsors programs that help women in the following areas:
Enhancing the quality of healthcare
Increasing Women's Earning Power
Increase resources to promote positive
Partnership walk will begin at the Main Campus of the University of Houston, TX. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend and registration begins at 9 am on Sunday April 5, 1998. Opening ceremonies with featured guests and warm-up exercises will begin at 11 am. After the opening ceremonies, the walk will begin followed by a family picnic and live entertainment.
The Master of Ceremonies is Dave Ward, Co-Anchor KTRK TV Channel 13.
Allah says in the Holy Quran:
Thank you for your support.