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Keep Afghan Schoolgirls Safe

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Afghanistan is a dangerous place if you're a girl with a dream of education.

The Zabuli Education Center in Deh'Subz, Afghanistan, is currently in its seventh year of operation with more than 400 students in grades K-12. Located outside of Kabul, many of the students have to walk several miles to school, even in the harsh winter. Some families will not permit their girls to walk to school by themselves, which prevents dozens of girls from attending. In other sections of Afghanistan, the Taliban has notoriously attacked girls on their way to school, and parents are afraid for their children's safety. We don't want that to happen in Deh'Subz.

Donor support enabled our partner, Razia's Ray of Hope, to buy a bus to transports students safely to school and back. Yet, in order to keep the program running, financial support is needed to pay for a bus driver, for fuel and for maintenance. With your help, Razia's Ray of Hope can sustain this very important program.

You can help. Just $25.00 helps cover the cost of a driver, fuel and maintenance.

Report from the Field

Since receiving funding for the new school bus and maintenance, this grant has helped countless students get to school, particularly in the winter months when walking miles in the snow and cold seems impossible. It has also kept these students safe from the the violence and harassment that threatens many girls if they walk to school.

Razia's Ray of Hope improves the lives of Afghan young women and girls through community-based education at the Zabuli Education Center in Deh'Subz, Afghanistan. Our nonprofit organization and school were founded in the belief that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, and that we must empower girls and young women through education and resources to work toward brighter futures, in their own villages and beyond.

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