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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

Behind the Scarf: Musooma

 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: Noreen

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
  • 7.08.2017

Ray of Hope: Chris and Denise

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
  • 1.07.2017

Illiterate Adults will Learn to Read

 History continues to be made in the Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan. While adult illiteracy rates in the region remain over 90%, Shining Light has made it a mission to provide the opportunity to read and write in their own language to every child, and now to every adult. Imagine that your child came […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 25.05.2017

New Female Teachers

In working closely with the Gujjar communities in the Ghizer District of Northern Pakistan, we strive to listen to their needs and requests, not push our own plan of what is best for them.  When we began to hear of the great need for middle school classrooms and teachers, we made it our priority to […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 25.04.2017

It Gave me Hope…

Real women’s lives are being changed everyday when they attend the Women’s Vocational Training Center in Giglit, Pakistan.  Over 500 women have graduated from the program now, but each one of them has a powerful story. Meet Nisera-(Name and photo changed for security) Nisera- “It gave me hope and confidence which gradually overcame my disappointment” “I am […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 3.03.2017

Education is a Light

Haroon is 17 years old and is currently attending school in Gilgit, Pakistan.  He is being supported through our Shining Light Scholarship Program.  We hope his story inspires you, reminds you of the power of education in a child’s life, and encourages you that your donations make a real difference in real people’s lives. I am […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 24.01.2017
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