Category Archives: News

Chitral Disaster

Just as we were about to go to press with the summer 2015 newsletter update from Maureen, disaster has struck the Kalash Valleys again with floods far worse than those of 2010, we received the following desperate email from Chitral: … Continue reading

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March 2015

Dear Friends We now start a new season. My family returned to Birir at the end of February in order for the kids to go back to school, but they returned to winter and the eldest daughter and son were … Continue reading

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November 2014

THE SCHOOL It is with great joy that I can give you the following news.  The second school room is now almost complete and will be finished before the winter sets in. The Middle School pupils in the first class … Continue reading

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September 2014

FROM DISASTER TO CATASTROPHE Dear Friends FROM DISASTER TO CATASTROPHE was the title of my last book published in 2010, the year of the great flood in Pakistan.  As a friend here, said: “Maybe you are being prophetic”. Indeed.  Even the … Continue reading

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September 2014

Chairman’s Introduction and Annual Report As you will know from previous newsletters, the objectives of our charity are to support rural communities in the Hindu Kush, especially the Kalasha, and are centred on improving community education, health, and living conditions. … Continue reading

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March 2014

Dear Friends 2013/14 has been an exceptional year for HKCA thanks to some enormously generous donations. As explained in our last newsletter, funds sent in for specific projects go into ‘Restricted Funds’ specifically and only for that project. Our financial … Continue reading

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PROJECTS

Past projects since 2000 and future projects for 2013-2014 Year  Project Name  Amount(in Pak Rs:) Funded By  Location  2000 Medical project 4,41,774 HKCA Birir 2000 CBO training and to view projects – Swiss Govt Rumbur / Birir 2000 A small … Continue reading

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August 2013

New Flood Damage Appeal Disaster has again struck Chitral and the Kalash valleys. Floods have ravaged the village of Reshun in Upper Chitral and the Kalash valley of Rumbur. The infrastructure in the whole area has been severely damaged. Now … Continue reading

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July 2013

An extra short newsletter with nothing but good news. Firstly, that relating to Peter Meadows our Chairman and his wife Azra. Pakistan Society Annual Award Peter Meadows (Chairman, HKCA) and Azra Meadows (Trustee, HKCA) were jointly awarded the Pakistan Society … Continue reading

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History of Education in the Kalash Valleys

When I first arrived in the valleys there were only government Muslim schools, to which a few Kalash children went, with very few progressing beyond the 8th or 10th grade. Shakil Durrani, former DC of Chitral, who then became Culture … Continue reading

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