Local Nonprofit Hopes To Continue Providing Education For Afghan Women

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WELLESELY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A local non-profit that provides an education for young women and girls in Afghanistan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East.

Razia Jan is the founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation based in Wellesely. The organization opened up a school in an Afghan village about 14 years ago that educates more than a thousand girls each year.

Despite the Taliban’s history of denying women an education, Jan said she is willing to negotiate with the group to allow students to continue to learn.

“I have great hope that I’ll be able to, I really do,” she said.

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Given the circumstances in the country, hope is all Jan has for her school at the moment.

“The boat is sinking,” she said. “You hope that there would be a piece of wood somewhere that you can hang on and go to shore. So that is the situation.”

WBZ’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) has the story:

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