Razia's Ray of Hope

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Celebrate Diplomas not Dowries:
10 Years Of Empowering Afghan Girls Through Education


Your support is critical to empower our students to choose their own narrative for the future.

With our Matching Gift Challenge, every dollar donated through November 22, 2018, will be matched up to $125,000.

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Celebrate our 10-year anniversary by giving the gift of education. You create the power to choose, and a bright future for our students.


Thank you for helping us celebrate 10 years of empowering Afghan girls through education We're highlighting 10 reasons to give: Reason #7 is Community. Through the efforts of US students, we've fostered a global community of those dedicated to education and empowerment.

Los Angeles Rooftop Cocktail party

September 24, 2018
A rooftop party with scenic views of Los Angeles! Join us in our 10 year celebration of "Diplomas not Dowries" at the The Rooftop on Wilshire. Have fun at our sassy cocktail party.

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Boston Salsa and Celebration

October 18, 2018
Let's SALSA! Dance the night away with Razia's Ray of Hope. We'll get on the dance floor, learn to Salsa, and enjoy wonderful food & cocktails at the Wellesley Country Club.

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An Elegant Evening on the Seaside

October 20, 2018
Celebrate 10 years of “Diplomas not Dowries” with Razia Jan, Founder of Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, and CNN Top 10 Hero. You’ll be Razia’s guest at the North Hill Country Club.


Seattle Dinner with Khaled Hosseini

October 27, 2018
A very special evening with Khaled Hosseini, New York Times Bestselling author. Be part of an intimate dinner party with lively conversation at The Post Seattle Sky Lounge.

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Education Is Change

Razia’s Ray of Hope empowers girls and young women through community-based education in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan. 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.

What Tomorrow Brings, the award-winning documentary from Principle Pictures, tells the story of Razia Jan and the Zabuli Education Center — where students and teachers are making possible what was once unthinkable.

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