The Aga Khan Foundation Walk & Run

The Aga Khan Foundation Walk & Run

The next Walk & Run is planned for 2019

The next Walk & Run is planned for 2019

Aga Khan Foundation Walk & Run
14 – 16 April 2017

A huge thank you to all who joined us at the European Sports Festival in Nottingham!

Congratulations to all those who participated – over 400 of you – and especially to the 10K runners who endured the hills and turns for three laps. The atmosphere over the weekend was electric – we are so grateful for your commitment and enthusiasm.

A special congratulations goes out to the medal winners of the 10K Run!

Women: Hema Kassam (Gold); Shairoz Adat (Silver); and Zahra Jiwa (Bronze)
Men: Arif Merali (Gold); Moez Mitha (Silver); and Alim Hirji (Bronze)

Your fundraising efforts and engagement have been fantastic. With every £1 raised resulting in £10 going to the project, thanks to the Swiss government, you helped raise over £2 million toward better health and clean sanitation in Tajikistan!

These funds will allow AKF to work with 100 communities in Tajikistan to construct 100 safe water supply systems and over 200 communal toilets. 100 management groups will also be trained to ensure the systems are maintained and sustained. The result… Improved water quality, better hygiene, less waterborne disease and fewer premature deaths.

The project is also helping empower women by reducing the time spent collecting water by as much as two hours a day. With more free time, women can pursue more productive work and earn higher incomes, or support their families and communities in other ways.

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