Barakat Connects Young Women Around the World

When seventeen-year-old Molly Friedman discovered how difficult it is for a young Afghan woman to get an education, she knew she had to help. Raised in a small coastal town north of Boston, Molly explained that “problems like these are known but not elaborated on.” In order to address this issue, Molly decided to host…

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New Country Director for Barakat Afghanistan

Barakat is excited to welcome Aaq Mohammad as the new Country Director in Afghanistan.  Since graduating from high school in 1999, Mohammad has worked as a teacher and principal at several schools, including Barakat’s Mullah Kareem Nazar School in Faryab Province. As Country Director, Mohammad will continue to work hard to improve and develop Barakat’s programs in Afghanistan.  His…

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And So We Ring in the New Year

As one of the most ancient holidays, the start of the New Year is a time for people to come together with family and friends, reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. While most cultures ring in the New Year on January 1, many people in South and Central Asia celebrate…

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