Articles & Resources

Aug. 22, 2008

A group of men blew up a girls school on July 25 in Pakistan’s northwest region known for its deadly attacks and rising militancy, The Associated Press reported.

In addition, more than 50 schools – mainly for girls – have been blown up or burnt in the area just last month, according to Mathaba, an independent news agency. Local police said that the most recent attack destroyed five out of 10 rooms and that the building could not continue to be used for schooling.

This is where Kashmir Family Aid helps make a difference.

While we cannot replace every school that gets blown up, since 2005 we have supported six schools and provided about 1,200 students with a secular education. That means math, science, history and English. And we are currently working on a dozen new projects. Check them out on our front page under “Our Projects.”

We are looking for corporate sponsors and individuals to sustain several projects in Azad Jammu Kashmir and in Pakistan, ranging from building a school in the tiny, high elevation and very remote village of Serli Sacha, to assisting The Sewara Foundation that has schools in Muzaffarabad and elsewhere in Azad Kashmir and the Gilgit-Baltistan region ("Northern Areas") of Pakistan. We are also coordinating aid through IBTIDA foundation. For more information, contact me :

Sam Carpenter