Building Barakat Playgrounds: Run in the “Fasting 5k” on July 19

During Ramadan, Muslims around the world gather just after sundown to break each day’s long fast together. For the second year in a row, the “Fasting 5k” will honor this tradition by bringing people together in four US cities to run in support of education. Last year, the event raised $15,000 to support Barakat’s programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan – and this year, part of the proceeds from the run will help Barakat build a playground for our students in Afghanistan. Emphasizing the global importance of the right to education, the money raised from this year’s “Fasting 5k” will also support education-focused organizations in each of the cities where the event is held.

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We encourage everyone in Boston, Washington, DC, Houston and New York to participate in the “Fasting 5k” – all are welcome to walk, jog or run in this exciting event! Visit the “Fasting 5k” facebook page to join the network of runners and take a look at the website to learn more about the individual city events and to register.