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New Confidence

Naila Shaheen is a student at Shining Light’s Women’s Vocational Training Center. Though she never had the chance to attend school or obtain skills training, she has started to learn new skills and plans to use them to their fullest potential. “Today I have gained so much confidence.”   – Naila Shaheen  “I am 35 […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 9.03.2020

Ray of Hope: Dana Reiser

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
  • 6.01.2020

Volunteer of the Year 2019

In 2019 Shining Light had many wonderful volunteers behind the scenes, helping to see that our organization delivered the highest quality programs possible. Many  people have contributed countless hours of research, technical support, stuffing envelopes, visiting Pakistan, and much much more.  We are so grateful for each and every individual who volunteers with us, whether […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 18.12.2019

Adult Literacy Graduation

In June 2019, Shining Light opened six new Adult Literacy Centers among the Gujjars, five for women, and 1 for men. After six months of learning how to read and write, 85 women and 14 men graduated from this program this with the ability to understand basic Urdu, write their names, read road signs, and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 16.12.2019
Shining Light International Blog

$1 for $1 Matching Scholarship Donations

Though only 1 % of Pakistani Christians receive a college education, Shining Light is committed to seeing our scholarship recipients maintain the highest level of education they seek to attain. We currently have FIVE young men and women enrolled in college. They were SLI’s first preschool scholarship students, and to see them beat the odds […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 27.11.2019

Ray of Hope: Becky Fleming

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
  • 8.10.2019

Rays of Hope: The Kramers

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
  • 8.10.2019

SLI Staff

So much of SLI’s programs happens behind the scenes right here in the U.S.  Yes, we are helping to support and empower communities through education, and there are dozens upon dozens of Pakistani staff teaching, providing skills training, and serving our clients on the ground, but there are also passionate and devoted staff members working […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 28.06.2019

Rays of Hope: The Tunnells

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
  • 3.06.2019

Business Training

Last summer, donors like you came together to stand budding entrepreneurs in Pakistan. In just two weeks, you raised over $7,500 on social media which was then matched by Unbridled Acts- for a total of $15,000 to begin implementing a Business Training Curriculum in Gilgit. In October of 2018, our partner Sarah Ray of Yobel […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 11.03.2019

Retail Sales Outlet

Since the beginning days of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, Shining Light has dreamed of opening a local Retail Sales Outlet to employ more women and  promote the products produced by the graduates of the program. Over 600 women have gained new skills and been empowered financially, and now they have their very own place […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 22.02.2019

Interview with a Tribal Leader

In November, 2018 several of the Shining Light staff team and board were able to travel to the remote Gujjar village of Gumsing to celebrate all that has been accomplished. Over the last eight years, strong relationships have been formed between Shining Light leaders and the local Gujjar religious leaders. The progress toward education and […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 11.02.2019
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