Engage. Educate. Empower.

SAVE THE DATE For an event featuring and benefitting Barakat, on Wednesday, April 2nd, at Microsoft NERD Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge! The last week of March marks the beginning of the Afghan New Year (Nowruz), and corresponds with the beginning of spring. A variety of traditions give color to this time of year, including The Red Flower Festival…

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A Resolution Worth Keeping

Dear Friends, We are well into 2014 already. Some New Year’s resolutions have been kept, while others are already forgotten. This is the time to find out what matters and what’s working, and then to commit for the long haul. Given the uncertainty and insecurity in Afghanistan and Pakistan, our collective responsibility for long-term commitment is particularly…

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Mark Your Calendars for Barakat’s 7th Annual Walk for Literacy

Barakat’s signature awareness and fundraising event is coming up on Saturday, September 27th at 10 AM!  Every year this event has proven to be an effective way to spread the word about Barakat’s mission of promoting basic education, and it has allowed countless people a significant part in raising the funds that make our work…

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One To One

Linda Bond is a visual artist working with drawing and installation, and a visiting scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. Currently she is developing an art installation that collaborates directly with women from Afghanistan in partnership with Barakat. For the project, each woman will make a tracing of her own hand…

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Barakat Featured In New Book On 'Branding'

In 2012, Barakat embarked on a process of rebranding, which has resulted in a more refined website and a clarification of the organization's mission, including a new logo and a visual identity that compliment our revised mission. Our Executive Director, Angha Childress, was recently asked to share her experience about the importance of developing a brand in the nonprofit sector, particularly…

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