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5 Adult Literacy Centers Established

For nearly a decade, Shining Light has fervently been working to bring education and literacy to the children of the Gujjar communities in Gilgit-Baltistan.  We’ve seen hundreds of children begin attending school, and village leaders rally amongst their communities, advocating for girls to be enrolled as well. Cultural barriers have been broken down, generational illiteracy […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 18.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Mensings

Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU.  Each month we will feature a Fan of the Month and give […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 12.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Weavers

Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU.  Each month we will be featuring a Fan of the Month and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 10.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Turners

Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU.  Each month we will be featuring a Fan of the Month and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 9.07.2018

Rays of Hope: Wes and Emily

Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU.  Each month we will be featuring a Fan of the Month and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 9.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Hargadines

Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU.  Each month we will be featuring a Fan of the Month and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 9.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Goodwins

Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU.  Each month we will be featuring a Fan of the Month and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 9.07.2018

N-Peace Award Winner: Shazia

Shazia, Shining Light’s Women’s Vocational Training Center Director won the N-Peace Award and we could not be more proud of her! Shazia has dedicated the last decade of her life to empowering the women of Gilgit-Baltistan through vocational training, literacy skills classes, and hours of unseen conversations, emotional support, and guidance. She received the N-Peace Award […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 7.02.2018

2017 Graduate Testimonies

Be encouraged and inspired by these stories of hope.  When you invest in Shining Light, this is what you are a part of! Thank you for your support and bringing hope for a brighter future to Pakistan! Anila- WVTC Graduate (2013): I come from a very poor background and my father is a simple laborer […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 11.09.2017

37 Lives Changed

Ten years ago Shining Light began to train women in the basics of sewing so that the women of Gilgit who had never had access to education could gain a valuable, employable skill. Throughout the one year training program every woman walks away with so much more that just their tangible sewing skills…they learn their […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 11.09.2017

Behind the Scarf: Nisera

 For years, we’ve been selling the beautiful infinity scarves made by the employees of Life Stitch and the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, and we want you to get to know these resilient women who are hand sewing each one.  All of the graduates from our program have left empowered, encouraged, and with […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 8.08.2017

Behind the Scarf: Sarafeen

 For years, we’ve been selling the beautiful infinity scarves made by the employees of Life Stitch and the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, and we want you to get to know these resilient women who are hand sewing each one.  All of the graduates from our program have left empowered, encouraged, and with […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 8.08.2017
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