Four Women Making a Difference in Their Communities… And You Can Help Too!Paige Turner
Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Those words have encouraged countless people to improve their realities. Some, however, go far beyond. All around the world, women are working hard to improve the lives of countless people in their communities. They often do this selflessly, and without need for thanks or recognition, but today, we’re giving them the spotlight they deserve.
Read on to learn about four incredible women who are changing their communities for the better.
Founder of the Zabuli Education Center, Razia Jan has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between Afghans and Americans. Born in Afghanistan and living in the United States since 1970, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation has organized countless humanitarian campaigns and won many awards for her work, including being named a Top 10 Hero by CNN in 2012.
In Deh’Subz Afghanistan, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation runs the Zabuli Education Center, a girls’ school which is helping to repair years of damage done by the Taliban when they outlawed education for girls and women in 1996. Before the opening of the Zabuli Education Center, girls in area villages had no way to obtain even the most basic formal education. The free education it provides is invaluable to the girls and critical to the peaceful rebuilding of Afghanistan.
You can be a part of Razia’s efforts to educate girls in Afghanistan. Your donation helps cover the cost of a girl’s school year at the Zabuli Education Center: her school supplies, books, lunches, even her uniform and shoes.