Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia JanRazia’s Ray of Hope, founded by humanitarian Razia Jan, provides exemplary, free education to more than 500 girls in grades K-12 at the Zabuli Education Center in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan.

We embrace and promote education as the key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, empowering girls and young women to work toward bright futures in their own villages and beyond. Our school has become a celebrated symbol of progress and the advancement of women — and is the pride of the conservative community we serve.



What Tomorrow Brings, a new 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. World premiere May 3, 2016 at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and on PBS's POV October 3, 2016.


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What's it like to be a female student in Afghanistan?

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An extraordinary graduation

The graduation ceremony of our first class of seniors!

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Behind the Red Gate

Learning, growth, and possibility

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