Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia’s Ray of Hope News

News about the foundation, girls' education, and women's rights in Afghanistan

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Arzu Studio Hope seek to improve quality of life for Afghan women

Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS), US Military: Razia Jan, who also serves as Program Director in Afghanistan for Arzu Studio Hope, visited Helmand province June 8-12, 2010, to survey search for "potential locations to expand operations like the women's center in Bamyan, Afghanistan. The women's center employs women weavers to create high-end woven rugs. To work for Arzu, women sign a contract agreeing to send all of their children to school until age 15 and take literacy classes themselves. Also, pregnant women and mothers of newborns are to accept transportation to medical care."