Get the Word Out

Get us on your website: Put a link to Barakat’s website on your website with a short description of our work. If you’d like photographs, please contact us and we’d be happy to provide some. Get us in the news: Request your local newspaper to print a story about Barakat. We’d be happy if you…

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Landry and Arcari Oriental Rugs Event

Landry & Arcari Oriental Rug and New England Home Magazine were proud to sponsor the "5 Under 40 Awards", spotlighting the hottest emerging talent in residential design in New England, including architecture, interiors, furniture, and home-design products and accessories.   Selected by an all-star committee of regional design leaders, 5 Under 40 winners are the people…

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Pierce School Project

Melissa London, a sixth grade teacher, initiated the Service Learning Program between the Pierce Elementary School and Barakat. Along with colleagues Ken Haynes and Chris Smith, she gave her students the award-winning book, The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. This is the story of a young Afghan girl who must disguise herself as a boy and earn for…

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Campus Outreach Program

Barakat aims to create a presence on university and college campuses. As of Fall 2009, there are chapters at Boston University, Wellesley College, Mills College and Northeastern University. If you are interested in learning more about establishing a Barakat chapter at your college, please send us an email.

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K-12 Service Learning Program

Barakat is working at city schools to educate students, parents, teachers and administrators about “learning through service” opportunities that contribute to Barakat's mission.    The program works by identifying teachers, parents and schools that are interested in participating. Contact can be initiated by Barakat, school personnel, or through an interested intermediary such as a parent. Joint meetings…

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Barakat Initiative Against Malaria

Malaria, a deadly infectious disease, kills millions of people worldwide each year. In India, stagnant bodies of water and tropical weather conditions are the perfect breeding ground for the disease-carrying female anopheles mosquito. One of the most effective ways of protection against malaria is a simple LLIN, or Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Net. These mosquito nets are…

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Women's Empowerment Program

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The Women’s Empowerment Program began in 2002 and serves 32 women each year in Samhai, Laxmanpatti, in the Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh. The program teaches women between the ages of 16 and 55 years old. The students include women who are single, married and widowed, and from both high and low castes. Women are taught basic literacy…

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