Stepping Forward Together for Education: Join our 7th Annual Walk for Literacy!

Dig out your walking shoes and join us on Saturday, September 27 to raise funds and awareness for Barakat’s programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each year, our annual Walk is a great opportunity to be active, outside, in beautiful Cambridge, have fun with the Barakat community, and join in solidarity with the youth and women we serve. With a new, scenic walking route, larger fundraising goals, and a network of national partners, we know this year’s Walk will be bigger than ever before!
By participating in the Walk, you make possible our work of increasing access to basic educational rights in Afghanistan and Pakistan, especially those of girls and women. Share this event with your friends and family, and even assemble a walking team! After you register, you can set your own goals for fundraising – this way, you have the power to support many different aspects of our programming. Here are some numbers to help you dream big:
  • $60 sends 1 girl to 1 year of a literacy program
  • $250 helps 1 girl to 1 year of high school
  • $500 sends 25 children to 1 year of elementary school
  • $1,500 will send 6 girls to 1 year of high school (tuition, uniform & school supplies)
Our target this year is to involve 500 walkers and raise $50,000. Your fundraising efforts, no matter how large or small, combine with those of our other walkers to help us reach this greater goal! Together, we can help our students in Afghanistan and Pakistan access the quality education they need to fully engage in their communities as humans and citizens.
Visit to register as an individual or a team, view the new walking route, and set up your own personal fundraising website. We look forward to seeing you in September!