Join the Accent Inn Burnaby team members as they host a fundraising BBQ in an effort to help alleviate global poverty.
All funds raised will go to support the World partnership Walk as a fundraiser for the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.
When: Saturday May 21 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: The Accent Inn Burnaby, 3777 Henning Drive
For directions to our Burnaby hotel click here.
Feel free to also donate here online and help the Accent Inn team raise funds directed towards improving the lives and livelihoods of families and communities in Africa and Asia through health, education and rural development programs.
The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight global poverty. Organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, in 2010 nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise more than $6 million. 100% of funds raised by you are used by Aga Khan Foundation Canada to help alleviate poverty and build sustainable solutions in the poorest regions of the world. These funds support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local communities – projects that revitalize rural economies, ensure clean water and sanitation, strengthen community-based organizations and educate new generations of girls and women.
Stories about how your dollars are helping:
Communities in the isolated Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique have poor access to health care and suffer from high child mortality rates. With Canadian support, volunteers are managing rural health posts where a government health worker provides a basic level of care, helping to promote nutrition, hygiene and vaccinations, and curb diseases like malaria and measles. Ravaged by two decades of conflict and virtually cut off from the rest of the country, communities in this isolated area are now working together to identify their development priorities. Mothers of childbearing age, like Sifa, receive particular attention. Health workers provide information on hygiene and nutrition as well as vaccinations and bed-nets to curb diseases like malaria and measles, both prevalent in this area.
Think of the hundreds of ways we use water every day. Whether for brushing our teeth, showering, drinking, cooking, or washing fruits and veggies, we use water throughout the day to fulfill of our most basic needs. It’s difficult to imagine life without it. And yet, around the world two billion people live without access to clean water. Collecting water places a particularly heavy burden on girls and women. In Kokilaben’s desert village in India, women used to spend long hours fetching water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. The lack of latrines and a water table depleted by agriculture was a threat to sources of drinking water. With the help of Canadian support, women in Kokilaben’s village have joined forces to plan and maintain a new water supply and sanitation system that has vastly improved the health of villagers.
Nadia Hassan runs a small garment shop from her home in Darb al Ahmar, a poor neighbourhood in Cairo’s Old City. Unemployment in Nadia’s neighborhood is 16%, and the illiteracy and school drop-out rates are above the respective national averages, as children often leave school early to support their families. But thanks to funds raised by the World Partnership Walk, local residents are gaining a foothold in the re‐birth of the local economy. Vocational training, business development and job placement services are providing new opportunities for workers and entrepreneurs, helping poor families preserve their heritage and improve their neighbourhood. Since 2006, she has taken two consecutive loans to successfully expand her shop and increase her monthly income.
So this May 21, please visit the Burnaby hotel and enjoy some BBQ in support of the world partnership walk.
Feel free to sign up and tell your friends via our Facebook Event Page