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Five years ago Razia Jan left the security of life in Duxbury to return to her native Afghanistan and build a school for girls in a region of the embattled country where women have not been educated.
Supported by fund-raising in Duxbury and the surrounding community, Jan’s foundation, Razia’s Ray of Hope, built a small school for young girls and, as funding allowed, expanded it until the Zabuli Education Center now educates more than 400 students in a two-story, 14-room building. Since the school charges no tuition, the cost of students’ education is borne by the foundation.
Back this week for fund-raising and visits, Jan will provide an update on the school at a reception and art show at the Framers Edge custom frame shop and art gallery in Braintree on Saturday.