The final part of the Wheels of Hope Project, the purchase of a bus, is on the horizon.

This is for the Zabuli Education Center, one of the few schools for girls in Afghanistan. A new school year begins at the end of March and Razia Jan, the schools’ founder, will travel from the US on March 5 to support the school’s opening. The top priority on her to-do list is to purchase a bus! She continues to express deep appreciation for the many Rotarians who supported this project. At a time where there are so many challenges because of the pandemic, the Wheels of Hope Project is a bright spot for the school.

During the past decade, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation (named for its founder Razia Jan) has created transformative change by educating more than 1,000 girls from kindergarten through college. Graduates have have gone on to become teachers, midwives and shop owners, equipping them to support their families and creating positive economic and social impact where they live and work.

Enjoy this inarguably adorable video from RRH kindergartener Mubashira, reciting a nursery rhyme in Dari.