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Razia Jan, Afghan Female Educator, Needs Your Help

10/30/12

Dear CARE Friends,

I was hoping to pass along this story of a courageous woman, Razia Jan, who has built and sustains’”in the face a great danger’”the first (and only) all girls school in Afghanistan. Her story is compelling and we are trying to spread it far and wide. If there is a way to post her information on your personal website or share it with media contacts? We can provide extra information if needed.

She is currently in the running to receive CNN”s “Hero of the Year’ award, which would grant her money for her school.

Moved to act by the events of September 11, 2001, Razia worked tirelessly to help victims” families, first responders, and soldiers. When she saw how oppressed the women and girls of Afghanistan had become, Razia returned to her native country to open a school for girls in a village 30 minutes outside of Kabul. Today, the Zabuli Education Center brings education to 350 young Afghan girls and approaches its fifth anniversary.

CNN has recognized Razia”s extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of young girls in Afghanistan and has made her eligible to be named “CNN Hero of the Year,’ which comes with a $250,000 grant, if she prevails in online popular voting now underway.

You can vote online or on your mobile phone up to ten times a day’”everyday’”at CNNHeroes.com ( http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/2012.heroes/razia.jan.html) . Votes can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter. The voting period is open until Wednesday, November 28.

Happy to answer any questions you have – and thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

David Bahr
dbahr@susandavis.com
Susan Davis International
1101 K Street, Washington, D.C.
202-408-0808

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