Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Afghanistan through community-based education. Focused on the Afghan village of Deh’Subz, the organization was founded on the belief that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations. The foundation strives to provide opportunities to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, empowering girls and women through education and resources so that they may work toward brighter futures — in their own villages and beyond.
Our flagship project is the Zabuli Education Center, a humanitarian endeavor led by Razia Jan, an Afghan native, former resident of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and small-business owner who has worked since 2005 to raise funds to establish the school for girls in Afghanistan. The mission of the school is to provide free education for girls in the village of Deh’Subz, outside of Kabul.
At present, the efforts of the foundation are focused on the Zabuli Education Center and securing its continued success. From there, we look forward to one day expanding our outreach to include complementary development programs in Deh’Subz.