Teacher Training Completed for the Year

The final Teacher Training Workshop for Human Rights for the 2010-11 school year recently wrapped up in Afghanistan. The program began in 2008 with a grant from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and is run in collaboration with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). This year, we increased the number of programs by…

Read More

BLISS Project Making Progress

The founder of the BLISS project, working with Barakat students in Pakistan, was recently accepted as a 2011 Unreasonable Institute Fellow!  Saba Gul will join 25 other social entrepreneurs from around the world in a prestigious 6-week program to receive skills training, mentorship, access to seed capital and valuable networking opportunities.  Congratulations, Saba! The Unreasonable…

Read More

New Jolkona Foundation Partnership

Barakat has started a new partnership between the Girls Scholarship Program and Jolkona Foundation, an organization that helps connect donors to charitable causes.  Jolkona means “drop of water” in Bengali and represents the idea that every drop adds up to create a ripple effect of change.  Jolkona has connecteddonors with Barakat’s literacy courses since 2008,…

Read More