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Walk Information

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cambridge, MA 10 AM
Registration Fee: $30.00
Sponsorship opportunities available
from $5000-$250
Phone: 617-876-3830
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552 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA-02139

Walk Goal

Walk Goal: $50,000
Goal Achieved: $0 
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Join us for the 7th Annual Walk for Literacy on Saturday, September 27, 2014 Walk for Literacy is an annual event that raises funds for and awareness about Barakat's mission and programs. Barakat is dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan: we advance literacy and increase access to secondary education, particularly in girls and women.

The scenic walk through Cambridge is a fun event and a unique opportunity for a diverse community of walkers to come together to support a worthy cause – educating thousands of women and children without access to quality basic education! In 2012 – 2013, more than 2,200 children (over 39 percent of them girls) graduated from Barakat’s five schools. An additional 415 girls and women attended our lower-level and higher-level literacy programs in Afghanistan. 

Since its inception in 2008, the Walk has grown to attract almost 1,100 walkers and has raised over $100,000.

Walk Registration starts at 9 am, and the walk begins at 10 am from Cambridge Common. All walkers will receive breakfast, lunch and a *FREE T-Shirt.

Why We Need Your Support

Barakat’s goal this year is to have 500 walkers and raise $50,000. With YOUR help, we know we can DO IT!

Every step counts and so does every dollar! Your participation as a walker, or as a donor to support the Walk, will help us educate and empower more women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan! Your support makes the following  programs possible:

  •  $60 sends a girl to one of our home-based literacy programs for a year.
  •   $250 helps 1 girl attend 1 year of high school (with books, stationary and school uniform). 
  •   $300 helps train a school teacher that will educate thousands of girls.
  •   $500 sends 25 students to one of our elementary schools for a year
  •   $750 helps offset construction costs for a playground. 
  •   $1,500 will send 6 girls to 1 year of high school (tuition, uniform & school supplies).

Pre–registration is $30. Registration at the door is $40. Once you register, set a fundraising goal for yourself or for a team of friends, family, classmates, or colleagues.

Thank you and see you at the Walk!

   *Barakat will order T-shirts only after 200 walkers have registered.      

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