In the steady stream of news coming out of Afghanistan, there is rarely good — but the Zabuli Education Center, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary, is one exception. The school for girls was opened in 2008 by Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation. Since then, its enrollment has grown from 100 students to more than 600 and, last March, the foundation opened a post-secondary vocational school.

Razia Jan, the founder and president of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation and an Afghan native who settled in Massachusetts after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, and Patti Quigley, executive director of the foundation whose husband, Patrick, was a passenger on United Flight 175 — the second plane to hit the World Trade Center on 9/11 — joined Jim Braude to discuss.