An Afghan Refugee Family in Pakistan

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Monday, June 20th marked the eleventh annual World Refugee Day, which was created in December of 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly as a means to raise global awareness about issues such as forced displacement and statelessness. Barakat’s schools and programs in Pakistan have worked with thousands of Afghan refugees over the years. Many…

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Harnessing Local Community Support for Education

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Over the last three years Barakat has been navigating a course that takes us away from a single donor model towards a multi-faceted donor base composed of individuals and organizations committed to our cause and to our grassroots approach. Making this transition during economically troubled times has been challenging for us; but it has also…

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The Challenges of Educating Afghan Women

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Barakat’s mission of reaching out to girls and women in some of the most conservative communities in the world, and the most hard-to-reach places, challenges us daily. Even as we tailor our educational programs to invite the highest level of female participation possible, we struggle with setbacks like the ones typified by two students at…

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