Category Archives: Archive

November 2015

Dear Friends YES!!! Another disaster appeal….!  It is no joke, I can assure you. The epicentre was northern Afghanistan and the areas badly hit on this side of the Durand Line, were the Shangla area of Swat, Chitral, Dir and … Continue reading

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Meeting Shiva

A generous HKCA supporter, Tiziana Stupia, has just published a fascinating new book “Meeting Shiva”. The prologue states “After reading a newspaper article about a tribe called the Kalash who lived in the Hindu Kush mountains I had set out … Continue reading

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November 2013

Maureen Lines is beginning to believe in miracles. Firstly, the funding in full by Neil Kreitman of the cost of building the second classroom in Birir; then a US$3,000 donation by Suzanne Kapoor for patients and finally Heather Madine donating … Continue reading

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Project Proposal for Second Classroom

PROJECT PROPOSAL BIRIR MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS – YEAR TWO CLASSROOM Birir is one of the three Kalash valleys and is the least spoiled and the least developed. There is a Middle School in central Birir but it caters mostly for … Continue reading

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May 2013 update

Chairman’s Report It is my great pleasure again to be able to report to all our friends and supporters on the excellent progress of HKCA. In particular I would like to refer to the truly outstanding efforts of Maureen Lines … Continue reading

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Newsletter February 2013

Dear Friends, So many of HKCA’s supporters are personal friends of Maureen’ s that we thought you should have a short update on what she has been going through personally and a brief outline of activities in the Kalash valleys. … Continue reading

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Update on the new High School in Birir

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The first phase of the school is now complete except for the cementing of the floor and inside walls and the glass for the windows. The large kitchen has also been completed. This was done early in the project, as … Continue reading

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Finnish Government

I am indebted to the Finnish Government for all their assistance during this last decade and a half. Not only for funding projects, but for valuable advice and for being a member of the Kalash Committee in Islamabad which helped … Continue reading

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Birir School Project

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For a number of years both the Kalash and Muslim communities in Birir have requested that they should have their own High School in Birir. The only High School in the valleys is in Bumburet. Fathers do not like their … Continue reading

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List of completed projects

S.No YEAR Project Name Amount (In Pak Rs:) Funded By Location 52 2008-09 Retaining Wall Project 21,56,000 Govt. of Pakistan Birir 51 2008 HKCA MEDICAL PROJECT 5,91,900 HKCA UK Three Kalash Valleys 50 2007-08 Medical Project 16,95,200 Finnish Govt. For … Continue reading

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