General Donation

                                           Saturday, September 29, 2012   Cambridge Common, 10 AM   Registration Fee: $30.00   Sponsorship opportunities available               from $2500-$250   Phone: 617-876-3830   events@barakatworld.org   www.barakatworld.org/Walk   552 Massachusetts Avenue,  …

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Education Brings Hope for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

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In a country where the literacy rate for adults hovers around 50 percent, Barakat’s elementary school classes help educate students and allows them to pursue their goals in life. “School created the sense of looking [at] myself in [the] future,” 11-year-old Sher Bano said. She is a fifth grader in Barakat’s Ersari Elementary School in…

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Report from the Field with Zuhra Abhar

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Zuhra Abhar, after working for almost a year as Barakat’s Overseas Programs Director in Afghanistan recently returned to the U.S. for a brief visit. She oversees all of Barakat’s five programs in Afghanistan, keeping track of teachers, families, staff, and students. One of Abhar’s most challenging tasks is dealing with cultural prejudice against keeping girls…

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Education and Women's History Month

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March is Women’s History Month, a time to remember the struggle of women worldwide for basic human rights. This year, the theme is “Education”, and Barakat has joined the chorus in support of women’s education worldwide. To give you an idea of how far women have come in this regard in the U.S.; in post…

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Courage and Conviction

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Ms. Humaira is a soft hearted, caring individual. It was for this reason that she was drawn to teaching; this is where she finds her purpose, in her students. Ms. Humaira is an English teacher at the Ersari Elementary School in Mari More, Attock. Attock is a city in the north of Pakistan’s Punjab district,…

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to present Mohammad Saleh, a new world, Islamic male feminist. Mohammed is a husband, a father, and a believer in the integrity of women’s rights. He educates his daughters, and is hopeful that they will pursue the highest degree of education. Mohammed recognizes the importance of…

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Barakat Initiative Against Malaria

Malaria, a deadly infectious disease, kills millions of people worldwide each year. In India, stagnant bodies of water and tropical weather conditions are the perfect breeding ground for the disease-carrying female anopheles mosquito. One of the most effective ways of protection against malaria is a simple LLIN, or Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Net. These mosquito nets are…

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