Providing a Ray of Hope
In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to take a moment to highlight an organization that is the true essence of everything Internationals Women’s Day stands for. Over the last few years, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with the non-profit organization, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, through Aperian Global’s CSR initiative AGblue. Razia’s Ray of Hope is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Afghan girls and young women through community-based education. Their mission is simple: Educate. Enrich. Empower.
Razia’s Ray of Hope was founded with the belief that education is the key to peaceful change for current and future generations. We’re honored and proud to support an organization that’s taking the initiative to empower girls and their families to escape the vicious cycle of illiteracy, poverty, and hunger. We wholeheartedly agree with the foundation’s stance that education enables girls and women to work toward a future of peace, possibility, and hope in their own villages and beyond.
The foundation’s flagship project is the Zabuli Education Center, an all-girl K-12 school in the village of Deh’Subz, Afghanistan. The center provides free, exemplary education to more than 430 students. The founder of the school and foundation is Afghan native and CNN Top 10 Hero, Razia Jan.
As an organization, it is our mission to enable people to work more effectively across boundaries. The first step in doing that is through education, which is why we chose to sponsor a student at the Zabuli Education Center.
“The foundation is so lucky to partner with the team at Aperian Global. They clearly know the value of knowledge and with their sponsorship we can continue to provide community-based education to girls who have had their eye opened to a world of peaceful possibilities,” said Patti Quigley, Executive Director of Razia’s Ray of Hope.