Courageous Afghan Woman and Her School for Girls

“People are crazy”

In spite of the violence directed at little girls and all those who hope to give them a better life, Razia Jan and her Zabuli Education Center outside of Kabul offer the gift of knowledge to an oppressed people.

On the same day she opened the school in 2008, another girls school nearby was attacked, resulting in the death of 100 children.

But she has persevered, refusing to bend to the demands of terror, teaching not just spelling and arithmetic, but showing a new generation of Afghani women that they have an inalienable right to life.

“They can touch the world just sitting in this house,” Jan said. “The knowledge is something that nobody can steal from them.”

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