Fasting 5K Run for Barakat

As they approached the landmark Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) mosque in Boston, a rally of supporters awaited to cheer on the fasting runners who had just completed a 5k run to raise money for schoolchildren in Attock, Pakistan. What started out as a modest effort by a group of friends to raise $2,500 for one school computer lab blossomed into a community wide effort resulting in over $13,000 in donations in a matter of a week. These donations will not only replace a few computers, but revamp the computer labs of all three schools run by Cambridge, MA based nonprofit Barakat Inc. in Attock, complete with desktops and printers.                                                                        

 fasting 5k run

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From time to time, this page is updated with information about Barakat; our schools and programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and events in and around Cambridge generated by Barakat and our supporters.

Transform Lives. Support Barakat. 

In this short video from 2014, created by C-Squared, a creative media and event company, Barakat’s board members, former interns and staff talk about our work and the profound affect your engagement, time and support can make in the lives of children and women we educate in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Please take a few minutes to watch this video, spread the word, and transform lives

2015 E3


Join us for an elegant evening to learn about three “E’s” — Engage. Educate. Empower.  

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Microsoft NERD Center, 
1 Memorial Drive, Ste. 100, Cambridge, MA 02142
6:00-9:00 PM

Registration Fee: $25.00 

This event features 20 years of Barakat’s work, in pictures, and a short video to help raise local awareness about educating girls and women in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. You will also hear about our unique fundraising campaign “One for Education” to raise One Million Dollars in 2015. Learn how investing in girls’ education enriches us all!

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