Razia's Ray of Hope


A Model of Empowerment



Look what global citizens like you have helped accomplish!

  • Educating more than 1,000 girls in kindergarten through post-secondary training.
  • Enabling our graduates to support their families, creating positive economic and social impact in their community as teachers, midwives, and shop owners.
  • Certifying midwives who are now improving health outcomes in the community of Deh’Subz and beyond.
  • Helping Afghan families realize the importance of education. We now have a three-year waiting list for kindergarten!



Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation empowers girls and young women through community-based education in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan, a rural district of Kabul Province. Our nonprofit organization and schools were founded in the knowledge that education is the key to positive, global change for current and future generations.

Founder and president Razia Jan, humanitarian and CNN Top 10 Hero, has worked for decades to build connections between Afghans and Americans while improving the lives of girls and young women in Afghanistan through education and opportunity.


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