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  • Despite the challenging weather, over 4,000 participants raced to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia.

  • The French Medical institute for Children (FMIC) started the Vision and Dental Care Services the other day. Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah was the chief guest. The FMIC was founded in 2006 as a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of France and Afghanistan, the Aga Khan Development Network and a French NGO – La Chaine de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan.

  • The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa has been selected by the Microsoft Corporation to be a Showcase School. This elite status is given to only 150 schools across 75 countries worldwide and the Academy is the only school in Eastern Africa and one of two schools in Sub Saharan Africa to be selected. The Academy was selected as a Showcase School in recognition of excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalised education to students, and using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.


We wrap up our Giving Tuesday series, How I See Change, with the story shared by Simplice Amani, an operations manager with Première Agence de Microfinance (a microfinance bank) in Ivory Coast. Simplice sees change in the happiness of microfinance clients. Read on to see how your support helps people like Simplice work with communities to improve their quality of life. Do you have a story to tell? Share with us how you see change by submitting a #HowISeeChange selfie!