Once again this month, 20 Afghan teachers gathered for a workshop in one of the classrooms of the Abo Muslim High School, in the Andkhoy district of Afghanistan.
The scenario itself was nothing out of the ordinary—but the theme of the workshop was.
On June 25, the students of Barakat’s Ersari Elementary School in Pakistan exited their classrooms, sat quietly and gave ten strangers their undivided attention.
The topic: a discussion about the prevention and harmful effects of drug use, which has remained a consistent issue, especially for many Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.
The lives of four young women from Punjab, Pakistan are about to change drastically, for a grand total of $60 a month.
Barakat has officially chosen the recipients of the Girls Scholarship Program for Continuing Education in Pakistan: Mujdah, a fifteen-year-old girl attending Ali Public School, and Surayya, Mahnoor, and Haleema, three sixteen-year-olds girls attending the Government Girls’ High School. Each of the selected young women is an Afghan refugee and a Barakat graduate.