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Afghanistan Zabuli Girls' School


Razia Jan with students at the Zabuli Education Center.Bartlesville Daybreak Rotary supports Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Afghanistan through community-based education. Focused on the village of Deh’Subz, the organization was founded on the belief that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations. The foundation provides opportunities to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, empowering girls and women through education and resources so that they may work toward brighter futures.

Their flagship project is the Zabuli Education Center, a humanitarian endeavor led by Razia Jan, an Afghan native who has worked since 2005 to raise funds to establish the school for girls in Afghanistan. The mission of the school is to provide free education for girls in the village of Deh’Subz, outside of Kabul.  And there are big plans for 2021 and 2022 at the school   AND Several of our members sponsor a girl (per the Foundation, we are their largest group of sponsors through one organization).   For more details on sponosring a student, please check out Razia's page:  Donate – Razia's Ray of Hope

 Our pictures (from top to bottom):   1st Graders with their English teacher in March 2021, Daybreak's Casino Night in October 2019....Razia had never played BlackJack and yet she was the big winner that night through coaching by Dealer Aly (granddaughter of  our 2019-2020 President), and the Graduating Class in early 2021 under the banner provided by Daybreak Rotary.   

Please watch our Facebook page for postings about our support and events related to Razia's Ray of Hope.   We kicked off on May 8, 2021 an effort to raise $25,000 to name a room in the new building at the school!   Stay tuned for more information - another casino party is being discussed!