His Highness the Aga Khan emphasized the importance of service to others: “There are those, …, who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their lot. Unless these unfortunates can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink back into renewed apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.” (Speech at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Baug, Versova, India, January 17, 1983). I envisioned those sparks of hope as I explored the 1 Million Lives Unlocked digital report (https://1millionlives.akfc.ca), which shares the results of an unprecedented partnership between Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Government of Canada to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa and Asia – a partnership made possible through Canadians’ support of World Partnership Walk.
More at the source: Karima Ramji / Times Colonist / MARCH 31, 2018