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FROK UK Friends of Khwendo Kor (FROK) is a UK registered charity set up to support Khwendo Kor (KK), a Pakistani organisation which works to improve the well being of women and children in two of the poorest and most conservative areas of the world - Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly known as North West Frontier Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Here, infant mortality and maternal mortality rates are high and female literacy is low. Khwendo Kor efforts are primarily centred on improving the health, education and income generating opportunities available to women and children in the region. Since its establishment in 1993, Khwendo Kor (Pashto for 'Sister's Home') has worked to tackle problems such as low female literacy rates - as little as 1% in some areas - and infant and maternal mortality rates - amongst the highest in the world. It has done this through measures such as the establishment of girls' schools and the training of women as teachers and birth attendants.

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