Razia's Ray of Hope

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Faculty Spotlight: Nahid Alawi, Principal

Nahid AlawiNahid Alawi joined the Zabuli Education Center in November 2012 as an English and science teacher for grades 4-9. The next year, Nahid because the school's Executive Administrator. She also teaches English and science to grades 7-11.
Nahid earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Kabul University in 2006. She has multiple awards and certifications. Prior to coming to the Zabuli Education Center, Nahid worked at the Beacon House International School in Kabul where she taught various subjects and served as Principal.
Nahid comes from an accomplished family. Her father is an engineer in the Public Relations Department of ATRA (Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority) in the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology. Her mother, now retired, had a 45-year career teaching in the public schools. Nahid has three siblings. Her eldest sister is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Kabul University. Her brother and other sister are both graduates of Kabul Medical University and are doctors.
Nahid is proud to be part of the Zabuli Education Center team. "My greatest wish," she says, "is for peace and stability in Afghanistan, so that my students can continue their education."
We are grateful for Nahid's talent, leadership, and commitment to our school. Thank you, Nahid!

It's Razia's Bus Campaign!

It's Razia's Bus Campaign!

Two Boston-area events on 9/11

Boston-area friends and supporters are invited to two events this September 11.

OVERCOMING 9/11: The inspiring stories of women who overcame their personal tragedies by changing the face of Afghanistan. If you’re in or near Sharon, Massachusetts, please join us for this first in a two-part film series. Veteran journalist Ron Sanders will emcee the program, which features the film Beyond Belief as well interviews with director Beth Murphy of Principle Pictures and Patti Quigley. Thursday, September 11, 7:00–8:30 pm at the Sharon High School auditorium. A $10 donation is requested. All proceeds go to the Zabuli Education Center. Presented by The Rotary Club of Sharon.

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You are also invited to join Elizabeth Kellner Suneby, author of Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education at 3:30 on Thursday, September 11, at the Wellesley Free Library! This event is appropriate for children in third through sixth grade. Free.

9/11 event