Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | June 20, 2011

June 6, 2011 Host Corinne Frugoni Interviews Rabia O’Loren of the Roshni Centre for Women.

The Roshni Centre for Women

The specific purpose of The Roshni Centre for Women is to encourage economic and educational opportunities to women living in the rural Northern part of Pakistan. The Roshni Centre was the dream of Nadia, a local woman, who wished for life to be better for the women of her village. She wanted it to be both educational and supportive. The women in the village wanted to have a place where they could meet with other women, both young and old, to learn self-improvement skills such as sewing and basic health education and eventually entrepreneurial skills. With the help of friends abroad Nadia’s dream became a reality on May 10, 2006.

What do parents in Pakistan want for their children?

• To be healthy

• To be safe

• To have a future filled with hope

• To grow in faith

We are not so different, whether we are rich or poor. We believe though that we are responsible for each other, that those who have been blessed should help those who have little.

“Because No One Can Choose One’s Own Birthplace”

This is a great recipe especially for anyone who loves the Persian Baklava that I make, as they can almost be made at the same time by simply using a little extra of the nuts. This is a perfect sweet for people who are either on gluten-free or Vegan diets as well as those who prefer not to use can sugar.

 Pistachio Almond Sweets

1 cup ground Pistachios

1 cup ground Almonds

A few strands Saffron-crumble between your fingers

1 teaspoon ground Cardamom

approx. 4 Tablespoons of Honey

1/2 cup ground Pistachios

Play with it-mixing all ingredients together and then kneading it. Due to the honey the mixture will be very sticky. Roll into balls. Then roll in the remaining 1/2 cup of ground pistachios, this may prevent some of the stickiness.

Outro Music

The outro music is from the DVD Allaho: A Lullaby for You, My Daughter, by Samar Minallah.

This DVD highlights the importance of education for girls. It is the first Pushtu/Dari lullaby dedicated to daughters! It is performed by renowned singer Naghma…”



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