WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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The Chance to Go to School adults with a glimpse into the lives of girls living more than 6,500 miles away, and in some respects several centuries away, from Boston. Although Razia is a fictional character, her inspirational story is based on the accounts of students who attend the Zabuli Educational Center for Girls in the Afghan village of Deh'Subz. Located just north of Kabul in a conservative rural area that remains free of Taliban influence, the school draws students from seven villages, many of whom walk significant distances to attend. Built at no cost to the community and offering free tuition to students, the school provides educational access to girls who have not previously had the opportunity. We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 Author, Liz Suneby 98

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