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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Come to a reading this month and meet Razia and Elizabeth in person!

Razia's Ray of Hope book coverThis month Razia Jan and author Elizabeth Suneby will be reading at locations across the country to share Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education. If you're near any of these locations, please join us!

Wednesday, September 18, Denver, CO, 7:00 pm

Razia Jan and Elizabeth Suneby read and sign books at Denver’s famed Tattered Cover Bookstore.

Thursday, September 19, Omaha, NE, 5:00 pm

Reading and book signing at Omaha’s Bookworm bookstore.

Saturday, September 21, Duxbury, MA, 12:00 pm

Razia Jan and Suneby appear at the Duxbury SeaFest, an annual tasting event hosted by the Duxbury Rotary Club that raises funds for several organizations, including Razia’s Ray of Hope.

Saturday, September 21, Braintree, MA, 5:00 pm

Razia Jan and Elizabeth Suneby appear at Framers Edge, a custom frame shop and gallery, for a special Art Show and Reception showcasing the new book as well as photographs by Karen Wong and other artwork.

Sunday, September 22, Marshfield, MA, 10:00 am

Razia speaks at North Community Church Sunday service followed by a reception and book signing.

If you aren't able to attend an event in person, you can order a copy of the book online. And thank you!

Razia Jan returns to US for outreach tour, September 18-27

September eventsRazia Jan, CNN Hero and the founder and president of Razia’s Ray of Hope, returns to the US from Kabul this September for an outreach tour, celebrating the publication of a new book, Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education by Elizabeth Suneby. Ms. Jan’s visit caps off a year of extraordinary progress in educating girls and young women at the Zabuli Education Center in the Deh’Subz district of Afghanistan, including the completion of a new third floor of the school building and a new van, thanks in large part to increased exposure from CNN’s Hero award. Here's the itinerary!

Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education

Razia's Ray of Hope book coverWe're thrilled to announce the publication of Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education, written by Elizabeth Suneby with poignant illustrations by Suana Verelst. Designed to engage young readers in global issues, the book is based on the true story of a girl in Afghanistan who desperately wants an education and convinces the men in her family to allow her to attend school. Readers young and old will delight in this timeless, inspiring story. A portion of all book sales benefit the Razia's Ray of Hope foundation.

Read more here, or order your copy here!