In a recent research briefing for Brookings, Boston University fellow Moeed Yusuf finds that expanding access to education is the most promising US-led intervention in Pakistan.
“I am convinced that the long-term solution to terrorism in general, and Afghanistan specifically, is education,” Lt. Col. Christopher Kolenda, who works on the Afghan front lines, told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof earlier this year.
A recent New York Times article documents the rising tide of Pakistani families choosing alternatives to public schools.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped to make Barakat’s first major fundraiser a huge success. Over 130 people came to the event. Together we raised $21,000 for our literacy programs for girls and women in Afghanistan.