Razia's Ray of Hope


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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. 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.

RRH CurriculumBased 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 Afghan culture and apply critical thinking skills to real-life issues. Each of the three lessons have been designed to meet recent Common Core Standards and the accompanying student projects are in line with the National Youth Leadership Council’s Service-Learning Standards.

The curricula are free for educational use. Click on the links below to view and/or download.

Razia's Ray of Hope Curriculum for Grades 1–3

Razia's Ray of Hope Curriculum for Grades 4–5

Razia's Ray of Hope Curriculum for Grades 6–8

These curricula were made possible through the generous support of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation and Kids Can Press.

Reason to Donate #14: The Afghan govt. named our school the best in the region.