Flood Refugees: Back to Normal….Almost

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“There remained nothing for us in the (refugee) camp; we came to Attock with empty hands. That was really a terrible moment,” said Elio Haji and his wife as they recalled last year’s devastating floods in Pakistan. Displaced from their home of 19 years in Azakhel Refugee Camp of the Nowshera district (NWFP), this 60…

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Questioning the Status Quo

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Do you still remember being in class and listening to a lecture for an hour at a time? Wasn’t it a little difficult to maintain focus? Surely you found it easier to stay engaged when a teacher incorporated games, music and other participatory techniques into the daily agenda. Traditionally, lecturing is the style of teaching…

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Ramadan: Sacrifice, Forbearance and Peace

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The original Arabic root of the word ‘Ramadan’ denotes intense heat and shortness of rations – this year the word’s original meaning holds very true in Pakistan and Afghanistan where the soaring temperatures and long daylight hours of August have made it even more challenging to fast sans water and food. Stepping into the home…

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