Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia’s Ray of Hope is a nonprofit organization that empowers Afghan girls and young women through community-based education in the district of Deh’Subz. Our organization and our school were founded in the belief that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations — and that we must provide girls and young women the education and resources necessary to work toward brighter futures, in their own villages and beyond.

Supporter profile Dakota Kim

Supporter Profile

We're delighted to profile supporter Dakota Kim, an event producer, content manager, and journalist living in New York. Dakota has written extensively on feminist issues for a variety of magazines and newspapers. She attended Vassar College on scholarship. Kim says, “I support Razia's Ray of Hope because I want every girl to have the educational opportunities I did.” Tweet her at @dakotakim1.




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