A Day in the Life of a Barakat Student: Gul Bakht

The first thing Gul Bakht does when she wakes up is pray. After this peaceful beginning, the rest of her day, she says, is “very hectic.” Gul Bakht’s schedule is not that of a typical 15 year-old here in the U.S. She belongs to a poor family in Pakistan and spends her entire day weaving carpet, from early in the morning until…

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Health Programs Reopen, Fully Backed by Afghan Government

Students who are in need of health services will once again be able to access free health care from Barakat Afghanistan. Due to government regulations, the health care program was temporarily put on hold until Barakat could obtain official government permission to administer the program. The program, which operates at both Mullah Karim Nazar School and Besh Kappa Surkh, provides check-ups for all students at…

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Human Rights Program Continues to Improve the Lives of Women

Unfortunately, women’s rights are still not implemented or even acknowledged by the vast majority of the Afghan population. Although some improvements have been made in recent years, the situation of women in Afghanistan remains poor. Barakat emphasizes education of women and girls because of the impact that such an education can have on society. The United Nations…

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Barakat exists to strengthen the fundamental human rights to education in South and Central Asia by providing exemplary basic education, increasing access to higher education, and advancing literacy, particularly for women and children. Barakat Invisions a world in which all the people of South and Central Asia fully realize their human rights to education.  …

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