Story of Karima, Paul and UVic: Taking action locally. Making a global impact | Aga Khan Foundation’s Partnership Walk

Produced, filmed and edited by Emily Moyes.

The World Partnership Walk started over 30 years ago, when a group of immigrant women in Vancouver wanted to give back to communities they had left behind in Africa and Asia. They engaged 1000 other Canadians and started the first walk to fight global poverty. Today, over 40,000 Canadians put their ethic of service, compassion and sharing into action and step forward to end global poverty every year. From its humble beginnings, World Partnership Walk has become Canada’s largest event in support of international development, having raised more than $100 million since 1985 to address the root causes of poverty, and help unlock a brighter future for all.

This year, the World Partnership Walk takes place at the University of Victoria on Sunday May 27, with registration starting at 9:30 am. Join for a scenic 5 Km walk along the UVic trails, followed by a celebration of diversity organized by Asian Heritage Celebrations in commemoration of Asian Heritage Month. This is a family and pet-friendly event.

Register today – there is no registration fee! Join workplace team challenge and form a team at your workplace, or register as an ambassador. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn more at

Author: ismailimail

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

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