Education

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

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

There Was No School for Girls…

Arish is in the 9th grade and is currently attending school in Gilgit, Pakistan. She is being supported through our Shining Light Scholarship Program.  We hope her 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 from a […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 20.01.2017

At Shining Light…They are like family!

Shaloom is 15 years old and is currently attending Shining Light Academy 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. “My […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 20.01.2017

Mother-Tongue Literacy

Did you know that over 40% of the world receives an education in a language that they don’t understand? In Pakistan, the numbers are even more startling; government schools in Pakistan teach the basic curriculum in Urdu, which is spoken by less than 8% of the population. (UNESCO) Imagine your first steps in learning to read […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 29.11.2016

Brand New Computer Lab

 Before our Building Expansion Project, Shining Light Academy only had a small computer lab with about a dozen computers.  This was not nearly enough for all 375 of our students to have a proper training schedule to learn vital technological skills.  The teachers were only able to allow half of their classes to use the computers […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 29.09.2016

Pakistan’s Technology Gap

 Global Technology It is fairly safe to say that technology is taking over the world. Most of our daily lives are consumed by it, and our news sources are dominated by it.  Some of the latest headlines include;  “Top Secret Drone Makes First Flight”,  “Bionic Hand Allows Patient to ‘Feel’”, “The Car that Parks Itself”, and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 29.09.2016

Future Scientists of Pakistan

Meet Miriam. If you ask Miriam what she wants to be when she grows up some of her answers might include: a teacher, a pilot, a fashion designer, or even a doctor. At Shining Light Academy, our desire is that we equip our students with the skills, confidence, and academics that can propel these dreams […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 29.09.2016

Thank you, from Class 7

 Back in February we asked you to help us to raise the funds needed for a computer lab and new classrooms for Grade 7.  With a goal of raising $15,000 and only a few short weeks to make it happen, we called on you to spread the word, and help us get there.  Not only […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 31.05.2014
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