News about the foundation, girls' education, and women's rights in Afghanistan
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Thanks to you, our supporters, this year we added a new third floor to the Zabuli Education Center. Eight new classrooms will soon be home to our seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders, along with a science laboratory and an art room.
Community members joined us for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of our new third floor. We’re thrilled! Thank you so much for your support. (To see more photos, click on "Read more" below.)
The Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation is pleased to share three standards-based curricula for use in reading Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education. Written by Elizabeth Suneby and illustrated by Suana Verelst, Razia's Ray of Hope is the compelling story of a young Afghan girl who dreams of becoming educated. In Razia’s small village, girls haven't been allowed to attend school for many years. When a new girls' school opens in the village, a determined Razia must convince her father and oldest brother that allowing her to attend school would be good for Razia, their family, and their community.
Based on true stories of students at the Zabuli Education Center, Razia’s Ray of Hope provides educators and their students with an opportunity to explore multiple themes among the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, including: culture; people, places, and environments; individual development and identity; power, authority, and governance; global connections; and civic ideals and practices.
The curricula are free for educational use. Click on the links below to view and/or download.