Nashoba Valley Sponsors Razia's Ray Of Hope Event On October 27 

'Celebrate 500 Tour' Features CNN Hero Razia Jan
The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is proud to sponsor the local premiere of What Tomorrow Brings, event to benefit Razia’s Ray of Hope, on Thursday, October 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Warn Hall of the Fenn School, located at 6 Monument St. in Concord. Razia's Ray of Hope is a school for girls in Afghanistan that was founded by Razia Jan, a CNN Top 10 Hero.
The event will be a presentation by Razia Jan and a film screening of the documentary What Tomorrow Brings, filmed and produced by Beth Murphy of GroundTruth Films. Tickets are $25. This deeply inspiring documentary portrays the struggle of young Afghan girls to achieve education.
This event is a celebration of Razia Jan’s work. A long-time Duxbury resident and member of the Rotary Club of Duxbury, Razia moved back to Afghanistan in 2002 to improve the lives of girls and young women. In 2008, she opened the Zabuli Education Center, an all-girls K-12 school in rural Afghanistan. In the years since, the school has grown from 100 students to more than 550. The first graduating class matriculated last year. And, Jan has now completed construction on a post-secondary school: The Razia Jan Institute. The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is currently leading a Global Grant effort to fund equipment and materials for a midwifery program to be offered at the new Institute.
Jan’s humanitarian efforts won her recognition as a CNN Top 10 Hero of 2012, and a Rotary International Global Woman of Action in 2015. For additional information about Jan, the school, and the Foundation, visit
Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers young women and girls in Afghanistan through community-based education in the district of Deh'Subz. Founded on the knowledge that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, the Foundation provides young Afghans with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, so that they may work toward brighter futures—in their own villages and beyond.
Shown, left to right:Patty Quigley, executive director of Razia's Ray of Hope; Razia Jan; and District Governor Elect Karin Gaffney