Partnership Walk on September 25

Partnership Walk, a national public event, will take place in five major cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles – on Sunday, September 25, 2005. In Los Angeles the walk will take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena at 10.15 am.
The Partnership Walk is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation USA (AKF USA) and is organized by its network of volunteers across the US. It raises public awareness and funds to help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia.
The entire funds raised at the Partnership Walk go directly to the projects supported by AKF USA. The Foundation supports grassroots self-help programs in health, education, rural development and community organizing. For example, in Afghanistan the Foundation helps communities build schools so more children can attend classes and trains women teachers to ensure that more girls go to school. In Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan and Tajikistan, it teaches farmers how to improve agriculture productivity so that they can feed their families and increase their incomes.
What makes the Partnership Walk stand out from other similar events is its international focus to end global poverty. In these challenging times, the walk opens up an opportunity for Americans to play a role locally in creating a more secure and safer world. Effective long-lasting solutions to build peace and stability around the world are rooted in ending poverty.

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