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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Student Profile: Negeena

Meet Negeena, just one of the many students who would benefit from the building of a women's college in rural Afghanistan.

NegeenaNegeena is 19 years old and is in the twelfth grade. She has two sisters and two brothers. Her father works as a guard and her mother is a homemaker and a tailor. Negeena’s eldest sister went to school through grade six and now works at home with her mother cooking and sewing. Her other sister, Masooda, is 15 years old and is in the eighth grade at the Zabuli Education Center. Her two brothers are 7 and 8 years old and both attend public school.

Negeena is third in her class. She loves to study and consistently gets good marks on her exams. She is a very calm, polite, intelligent, and hard-working student. Her favorite classes are computer literacy and English. She is very excited about graduating from school this year. She likes to cook, sew, and listen to music in her free time.

Negeena's greatest wish is for peace and stability in her country so that all girls and boys can complete their education and fulfill their dreams.

To help us build a college for these promising students, donate to our Indiegogo campaign!

Student Profile: Mursal

Meet Mursal, just one of the many students that would benefit from the building of a women's college in rural Afghanistan.

MursalMursal is 14 years old and is in the twelfth grade. She is the youngest student in her grade, having skipped both sixth and tenth grade. She has eight sisters and two brothers. Mursal's father works in the Ministry of Education and her mother is a homemaker. Seven of Mursal’s sisters graduated from high school prior to getting married. One of her brothers studied medicine at Kabul University and is now a doctor. Her other brother studies law at Bayat University.

Mursal is a very intelligent, polite, and eager student. Her favorite subjects are science and geography. She loves learning about world cultures. She also enjoys cooking in her free time.

Mursal's greatest wish is to eliminate poverty from her country and stop violence again women. She wishes for all girls to finish their education and serve their country. She wants to become a prosecutor when she grows up.

To help us build a college for these promising students, donate to our Indiegogo campaign!

Student Profile: Aziza

Meet Aziza, just one of the many students who would benefit from the building of a women's college in rural Afghanistan.

AzizaAziza is 16 years old and is in the eleventh grade. She has five sisters and two brothers. Three of her sisters are married, one sister is in the tenth grade in public school, and her youngest sister, Hameeda, is in the sixth grade at the Zabuli Education Center. Aziza’s oldest brother is married and her other brother is in the tenth grade in public school. Aziza's father is a farmer and her mother is a homemaker.

Aziza is second in her class and has played an active role in a number of events at the Zabuli Education Center, including acting as the announcer at their Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Day events. Like many girls, Aziza spends her free time listening to music and practicing with make-up as well as sowing beautiful traditional clothing, like the dress shown in the picture at left. As a talented student dedicated to her school work, Aziza has maintained high marks. Always punctual and well behaved, Aziza shows great potential. She hopes to one day become a doctor so she can help the poor.

To help us build a college for our promising students, check out our Indiegogo campaign!

Student Profile: Beheshta

Meet Beheshta, just one of the many students who would benefit from the building of a women's college in rural Afghanistan.

BeheshtaBeheshta is 17 years old and is in eleventh grade. She has five brothers. Beheshta's elder brother is twenty-two years old. He has graduated from school and now works in an office. Her other brothers are sixteen, thirteen, twelve, and six years old and the three oldest all attend public school.

Beheshta is a very smart girl and is always eager to study. She likes to read fiction and listen to music in her free time. Her favorite subjects are English and biology. When she grows up, she wants to become a doctor as a way of serving her people.

To help us build a college for these promising students, check out our Indiegogo campaign!

$4 can change the world

If you could give someone the opportunity to receive an education – would you? If every student at a single university donated just $4 we would have the means to build the first women’s college in rural Afghanistan! We challenge you to post a picture displaying your school spirit using ‪#‎4ForHope‬, donate $4 and challenge everyone else you know to do the same! #4ForHope ‪#‎BuildASchoolToday‬.

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Student Profile: Fakhria

FakhriaFakhria is 13 years old and is in the ninth grade. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a homemaker. She has three sisters and three brothers. Fakhria's eldest brother is a student at Kabul University, and another of her brothers attends public school.

Fakhria's elder sister has graduated from public school and now works at home with her mom. Another of her sisters is in grade 4 at the Zabuli Education Center.

Fakhria is always punctual and very polite. She studies eagerly and gets great marks on her exams. Her favorite subjects are Computer Literacy and English. She likes to read and draw in her free time (see two of her drawings below). She also enjoys helping her mother around the house and cooking. When she grows up, she wants to become a doctor as a way of serving her people and her country.

Fakhria drawing 1

Fakhria drawing 2

Student Profile: Basya

BasyaBasya is currently in the fourth grade and has been a top student in her class since she started in kindergarten. Basya is one of 8 children. Four of her siblings attend public school, and the other three do not attend school and do not know how to read.

Basya lives approximately 20 minutes from the Zabuli Education Center by bus, but is still punctual and always arrives on time. She is very intelligent, polite, well-behaved, kind, and empathetic. She loves to draw and has a beautiful singing voice.

Despite the many challenges that she and her family face, Basya maintains good attendance and is always ready to learn. She can also teach her classmates when called upon to if their teacher is unable to make it to the school. Basya dreams of someday becoming a doctor and opening her own clinic where she can serve people for free.