Schools in Pakistan
Ersari Elementary School
Barakat's first school, Elementary School, offers morning and evening sessions for grade levels ranging from nursery school to the 8th grade. The school opened in 1994 and is situated in Attock, Pakistan, a large city in the Eastern province of Punjab. Students benefit from a computer lab and library to supplement their regular literacy and math curriculum. Three-hundred and ninety four students are enrolled for the 2013-2014 academic year. Elementary School was Barakat's first school set up in Pakistan, in 1994. Students benefit from a computer lab and library to supplement their regular literacy and math curriculum. The school currently educates 444 students, 319 are male and 125 (28%) are female.
Barakat Elementary School serves students from nursery through 6th grade. The school opened in 1998 at the request of Turkmen refugees who reside in a different area of Attock, too distant from Ersari Elementary School. Barakat Elementary School offers both morning and evening classes. Current enrollment for 2015-2016 school year is 551, 264 are male and 287 (52%) are female.
Barakat Primary School
Barakat Primary School opened in 2002 to meet the growing demand for primary schools in the Attock region. To accommodate the overflow of students from Ersari Elementary, Barakat Primary offers classes for grade levels ranging from nursery school to the 3rd grade. Students are now assigned to schools based on proximity. Current enrollment for 2015-2016 school year is 298, 134 are male and 164 (55%) are female.
Evening School for Girls
The Evening School for Girls was started to accommodate the teenage girls in the communities who weren't able to attend the day school because of family obligations, cultural or religious reasons, or because they work to provide livelihood for families. Barakat's evening classes at each of the three schools offer an extra possibility for parents to send their daughters to school, and the extra cultural sensitivity of all classes being taught by female teachers. The curriculum differs slightly from the day school, but the students are still taught the regular school curriculum, which includes Dari, Urdu, English, mathematics, and computers. Out of the 576 girls enrolled in Barakat’s three schools, 306 chose Barakat’s Evening School for Girls