Rotarian recognized on International Women’s Day

Published 3:18 pm Friday, April 7, 2017

“I’m so inspired to see the faces of the children, what they’re learning, how to stand up for their rights, to have ambition … to want to do things that may even be impossible — to have dreams,” said Jan Riz, a member of the Rotary Club of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

An Afghan native now living in the United States, Jan has worked for decades to build connections between Afghans and Americans while improving the lives of young women and girls in Afghanistan.

Founder and director of the Zabuli Education Center, a school that serves more than 625 girls in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan, Jan said the first class of students graduated in 2015, and a women’s college will open soon.

One more Rotarian changing her world.