Last November, four dedicated participants from the Partnership Walk & Run in the United Kingdom had a chance to see the impact of their efforts firsthand.
Munir Samji, Prashant Joshi, Rahim Velji and Karim Jetha spent seven days in India, where they visited the Environmental Health Improvement Programme in Gujarat. The programme — a collaboration between the Aga Khan Foundation (India) and the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, India — was one of the three selected to receive funds raised at the Partnership Walk & Run, which took place in July 2009 (the other two were the Early Childhood Education Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Rice Yield Improvement Programme in Madagascar).
The group also had a chance to see the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme’s (AKRSP’s) work with the Siddhis, a marginalised tribal community whose ancestors were brought to India from Africa some 500 years ago.
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