Keiri Reki


In 2005, a major earthquake hit the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan and severely damaged Keiri Reki’s secondary school for girls. The lack of bathrooms and drinking water prevented students from attending. In 2010, Circle of Women, in partnership with the Nathiagali Residence Committee, embarked on a large-scale re-building of the girls’ school involving the construction and installation of four new bathrooms and a septic tank, a computer lab, two drinking water tanks and a library.

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Completed Bathrooms and Water Tank

The completed set of bathrooms. The water tank, which will allow the school to harness green technology while– along with the bathrooms– finally providing a clean and comfortable learning environment for the students. Keiri Reki is well on its way to re-opening its doors!

From Nur: Last Day of Classes

“Today was the last day of class. Tomorrow I head back to Lahore after two weeks of observing and teaching in the Government school. The past few days gave me a chance to talk to the girls about their experiences, their perceptions of the outside world and their responses to the computers. Many of them […]

From Nur: First Week of Class

“Art class with the girls began on June 15th. It took a few days to get a dial up connection working on my laptop, so my entries for the first week are late. Classes were a smooth transition for the most part. It took a while for the girls to get used to having me […]

LocationKhyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Area Overview36% female literacy rate (CIA World Fact Book)

Project TeamHarvard

Particular NeedA 2005 earthquake severely damaged the girls’ school in Keiri Reki village.

Customized SolutionRefurbish the bathrooms, provide a computer lab and library to encourage attendance and improve the experience.

Sustainability PlanIn progress.

Enrollment475 Girls

PartnersNathiagali Residence Committee

Project StatusConstruction completed and supplies installed in 2010; girls enrolled.

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