Razia's Ray of Hope

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

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Student Profile: Oranos

Oranos Student ProfileOranos is one of five children. She has one sister and three brothers. She is 7 years old and will enter the second grade in spring 2011.

Her family has a goat and a baby goat; they get milk from the mother goat. Oranos loves the baby goat. She named it Pari, which means “fairy.” After school Oranos plays with the baby goat and takes care of her. She loves dolls but her family can’t afford to buy a big dol l— so Pari is Oranos’s doll; a “kid” to Oranos in every sense.

Oranos also loves shiny clothes. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, Oranos answers that she wants to become a teacher.

Note from Razia: Together, We Are More

Razia Jan: Together, we are more than a drop in the pond. November 2010 marks the third anniversary of the Zabuli Education Center — that’s three years of real education and caring for our young women. We started with 160 girls attending up to the fourth grade. Next year we will double the number of our students to over 300 girls, now being taught up to the seventh grade. We started with six teachers and now we are able to expand to twelve — themselves young, educated, and now independently employed Afghan women.