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Powering the Movement Podcast - Episode 4: Haroon Yasin

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Episode 4: Haroon Yasin

How Video Games Are Helping Kids Stay in School in Pakistan

Growing up in Pakistan, Haroon Yasin, 27, felt like a stranger in classrooms. And in Islamabad’s slums, where inequality and poverty are widespread, he saw children who feel the same way today. So he founded Orenda, a company that takes the national curriculum and converts it into an engaging app called Taleemabad, bringing education — a basic human right — to 130,000 kids who might not have traditional opportunities to learn.

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Today 130 million girls lack access to education around the world. The majority are forced out during adolescence as a result of unjust barriers — like violence, child marriage, gender bias and a lack of access to sanitation and menstrual hygiene products and education. The Keeping Girls in School Act could help to change this, compelling the US government to direct aid towards addressing these issues. Call on members of the US House and Senate to support this legislation.

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