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

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

Over 700 Books sent to Pakistan

 Each year at Shining Light Academy is a victory over the battle to keep Pakistani children in school past grade 6.  In 2014 you have already helped us to add Grade 7 and keep our students studying in preparation for high school.  As we keep pressing forward and dreaming for the future, our goal is […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 29.09.2016

The Books Have Arrived!

After being cleaned, sorted, packed, and wrapped, 700 children’s books made the months long journey across several oceans from Oahu, Hawaii to the port of Karachi, Pakistan.  Once the books finally landed and were accounted for, we encountered a minor problem in the port, that turned into months of paperwork and communication that kept the […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 15.01.2015