Fasting 5K – The Spirit of Ramadan

The Fasting 5K Run has humble origins – a small group of friends wanting to incorporate the American love of running with a unique twist: celebrating the spirit of Ramadan by helping others! This group approached Barakat in 2013 to propose a run that would raise $2,500 for one of our school’s computer labs. Well,…

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Fifth Annual “5 under 40” Awards Event Benefits Barakat

On the evening of September 11th, designers from the residential design industry and Bostonians who like great designs and elegant parties, gathered at The Galleria in Boston to benefit Barakat at New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards. The Awards spotlight five talented designers from interior design, landscape design, architecture, and other fields, who are…

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Barakat’s 7th Annual Walk for Literacy a Success

Saturday, September 27th, marked Barakat’s biggest day of the year – our annual 7th Walk for Literacy! It was a day of community fun, with a record number of walkers from the Greater Boston area. The day’s proceeds will go towards our schools and literacy programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan; a success that we owe…

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Barakat Welcome Two New Board Members

Two more exceptional young leaders joined Barakat’s Board of Directors recently: Shweta Srivastava, a Software Developer at Microsoft Corporation in Cambridge, MA, and Shereen Asmat, a Management Consultant at Bain & Company, Boston, MA. Both bring not only country specific knowledge of educational practices (India and Pakistan respectively), but also technical and business acumen that…

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