Boston Globe Op-Ed Article

Barakat Program Director, Arti Pandey, wrote an op-ed article that was published in the Boston Globe on Saturday, January 23rd. The article laments the death of Kamil Khan, a director of education in Afghanistan who worked with Barakat to increase access to education for girls and women.

In the article Arti also presents Mr. Khan's daughter Azaada, whom he allowed to pose as a boy throughout her childhood so that she could enroll in school during the rule of the Taliban, as evidence of Mr. Khan's true commitment to girls' and women's education.

Barakat would like to bring attention to Mr. Khan's life and his dedication to this noble cause, for which he was killed.


16 May, 2008 – Our Video Debut

Take a trip with us to Barakat’s work in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. See the faces of the women and children we serve and the landscape and colors of the countries we work in. Catch a glimpse of the busy streets of Pakistan, the white mountains of Afghanistan, the eternal rivers of India. See what we do on the ground in formal and informal education settings and learn that our costs are small indeed:

*$65 to send a child to a Barakat school for a year;
*$40 to enable one girl to attend a Literacy Course for a year;
*$550 to sponsor a girl in Afghanistan to continue her education for a year; and,
*$1000 to run a Literacy Course for 25-40 girls for an entire year.

Link to YouTube Video.