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Karim Family Contributes $1 Million to Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Vancouver, BC – December 2023 – The Karim family, guided by a deep commitment to philanthropy and community service, has made a generous donation of $1 million to the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). This contribution, reflecting the family’s enduring dedication to impactful giving, is intended to support the global initiatives envisioned by His Highness the Aga Khan, although specific uses of the funds will be directed by His Highness at a later date.

The donation marks a significant milestone in the Karim family’s long-standing tradition of support for education and development under the guidance of His Highness. Didar Karim, along with his wife Parviz and their sons, Amin and Salim, have expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to contribute in a manner that aligns with the ethical values and humanitarian goals of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

“We are humbled to be able to support the Aga Khan Foundation, an organization that mirrors our values of enhancing human potential and dignity,” said Didar Karim. “It is our sincere hope that our contribution will be used in a way that His Highness sees most fitting to advance the well-being of communities globally.”

The Karim family has a rich history of engagement in philanthropic activities, underscored by Didar Karim’s personal journey from Uganda to Canada and his lifelong commitment to community service, including facilitating numerous adoptions internationally. This donation is a continuation of the family’s efforts to give back to the global community in meaningful ways.

While the Karim family often keeps their philanthropic efforts private, they chose to share this milestone to inspire others to support global development initiatives. “We believe in acting as stewards of the resources we have been blessed with and in the power of education to transform lives,” added Salim Karim.

For more information on how you can support the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and its initiatives, please visit [AKFC Website].