Search News Events

Note: Audio is placed below the main text, when available.

Welcome to F.I.E.L.D.- the First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database.

Event - 1998-08-26

Wednesday, 1998, August 26

As we move away from the welfare state and more toward a civic society, volunteers become more and more important,' said Princess Zahra who was one of the speakers at the World Volunteer Conference in Edmonton (Canada).

Princess Zahra Aga Khan


Speech by Her Highness Princess Zahra Aga Khan-1998-08-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan delivering the keynote address at the International Association for Volunteer Effort World Conference

Honourable Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta
Honourable Shirely McClellan, Minister for Community Development
Mr. Krishan Joshee, Chairman of the Wild Rose Foundation
Mr. Kenn Allen, President of the International Association for Volunteer Effort
Delegates and participants in the International Association for Volunteer Effort 1998 Conference
Distinguished Guests:

Recent Articles

Gov't cuts put onus on volunteers-1998-08-26

Zahra Aga Khan.jfif

The work of volunteers is becoming more important as governments do less and less in society, says one of the leaders of an international development network.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, 27, is the oldest of three children of the Aga Khan, the wealthy developer and financier who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

Princess Zahra works on social welfare, women's activities and youth programs supported by the Aga Khan Development Network, a 30-year-old group of private, non-denominational international development agencies.


Globe and Mail

Teaching young people the benefits of volunteerism early in life, at school and at home is a concrete means of combating the seemingly overwhelming social problems the world faces entering the new millenium, an international conference was told yesterday.

"The real challenge for us all is to find ways to broaden and strengthen voluntary effort into the next century," Princess Zahra Aga Khan told the 15th biennial meeting of the International Association for Volunteer Effort.

Back to top