Attiya Hirji: How the World Partnership Walk lets Canadians bring hope to African communities

Attiya Hirji: How the World Partnership Walk lets Canadians bring hope to African communitiesFrom a very young age, I knew I wanted to devote my career to improving the quality of life of those living in developing countries. Upon graduating with a degree in International Development, I was anxious to get out into the field, to work in rural communities, and to see sustainable, long-term change firsthand. However, like many new grads, I believed sitting in lecture halls for four years meant that I was equipped with the knowledge and skills to go out and change the world on day one. Although my undergrad laid the groundwork to get started in this field, I quickly realized I needed real hands-on experience, which led me to join the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)’s Speaker Bureau.

As a volunteer speaker, I have the pleasure of speaking to groups of Canadians about the country’s role in development and sparking discussions about the world’s toughest issues. I aim to inspire people to get involved and make a difference.

More at the source: Attiya Hirji – May 26, 2016 – Vancity Buzz


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