We are pleased to introduce a NEW book for the SOS program. Based on a true story of a brave girl in Afghanistan who must convince the men in her family to allow her to attend the new girls’ school outside of Kabul, “Razia’s Ray of Hope – One Girl’s Dream of an Education”, by Elizabeth Suneby adds a wonderful new story for educators to use with their younger students.
Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small village in Afghanistan, girls haven’t been allowed to attend school for many years. When a new girls’ school opens in the village, a determined Razia must convince her father and oldest brother that educating her would be best for her, their family, and their community. Razia’s Ray of Hope is the latest inspiring story from the CitizenKid collection. It is based on the true stories of the students of the Zabuli Education Center for Girls just outside of Kabul, founded by a generous and resourceful woman named Razia Jan, one of CNN’s 2012 Top 10 Heroes of the Year, who also appears in the story.