Walk the Walk. Change the World. Be Part of the Solution to Global Poverty on Sunday May 27
Canadians made a World of Difference last year• The 27th Walk in 2011 attracted support from morethan 70,000 Canadians• Raised over $7 million last year• Engaged 750 teams (275 corporate)• 7,000 Ambassadors• 1,000 Donors World Partnership Walk – Opening Festivities
Help fight poverty one step at a time• Support effective and lasting solutions to global poverty.• Benefit programs in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa focus on enhancing livelihoods.• Encourage initiatives in health, education, rural development and strengthening community- based organizations to foster positive, sustainable change.
• 20 programs active in 15 countries in Asia and Africa• $300M committed• AKFC Match - $60M• 5 years Take steps to end global poverty.
Why AKFC? • 100% of what you raise go to projects • Not one penny on Administration or Fundraising • We leverage the funds you raise • 3-6 Times • Focus on women • gender-specific needs • Results • Implement sustainable solutions Take steps to end global poverty.
25 years of resultsIn Afghanistan • a whole school improvement’ model implemented in almost 200 government primary schools, benefiting over 98,000 students and 3,700 teachers. AKFC will contribute $1 million and CIDA will provide $8 million. • over 200 community‐based classes for 7,300 students in remote communities; and over 100 constructed or rehabilitated schools • enhance their livelihoods and find alternatives to the cultivation of poppy. Successes include contributing to a 58% decrease in food insecurity and over 1,000 rural communities benefiting from diversified agricultural production and an increase in farm incomes
25 years of results (cont)In Northern Pakistan • 5,000 village organizations continue to lead development of their communities. • Per capita income have increased by 300%In East Africa • Community-based pre-school programs have trained over 6,000 local women as early childhood educators, and educated 54,000 children, 50% of which are girls.
25 years of results (cont)In Canada •Strengthening Development Capabilities of Individuals •Fellowships in International Development, Microfinance and Media •Canadian Development Exchange Program •Close to 900 young Canadian professionals have participated •Contributing to learning and policy on issues related to global poverty •Public Engagement – Bridges the Unite Exhibition •Speaker Series •Policy Dialogue Events
This is why we do this… “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 ofindividual 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.” His Highness The Aga Khan