Afghan School Receives Winter Coats

Attempting to endure the harsh winter months, students in Faryab Province, Afghanistan often do not have sufficient clothing to keep them warm. Tolerating below freezing temperatures, young children often walk to and from school without a coat. With wind chills near zero, bearing these types of conditions can keep students home, greatly distract them from learning and…

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Healthy Kids Mean Thriving Schools

According to the Human Development Index, Pakistan ranks among the bottom 15 countries in literacy. The literacy rate among women in Pakistan is only 36 percent, with an overall rate of 50 percent. About 25 percent of the children are not enrolled in primary schools, and 50 percent of those enrolled drop out before completing…

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Upcoming Events at Barakat, Keep Checking Up!

Mariam Rabiq, Barakat’s Outreach Director, will be speaking at various events this spring. As part of a larger lecture series entitled, “A Close Up View of Different Cultures Meeting Common Needs: the Inuit and the People of Tibet, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Mariam will talk about the current social and political situation in Afghanistan and place…

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