University of Victoria gears up for walk to eradicate global poverty

University of Victoria gears up for walk to eradicate global povertyOn Sunday, May 27, more than 1,000 community members, staff, faculty and students will be on campus to take part in Victoria’s annual Work Partnership Walk (WPW)—a walk that raises funds to improve access to education and health care, increase food security and create economic opportunities in communities across African and Asia. This year’s event will include a speech by UVic President Jamie Cassels.

Raising funds to eradicate global poverty
For the past three years, UVic has raised more than any other Canadian post-secondary, with last year’s record total coming in at $43,070. The university’s involvement has been led by Karima Ramji, UVic’s manager of international co-operative education programs, and the Walk’s chair.

“I’ve been involved with the WPW for more than 20 years,” says Ramji, who grew up in Kenya and attended a school that was funded by an agency of what is now the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a not-for-profit that champions economic and social development initiatives across Africa and Asia. The AKDN’s Aga Khan Foundation Canada also spearheads the WPW.

More at the source: University of Victoria / May 4, 2018 / Joy Poliquin

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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