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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

Rays of Hope: The Blacklers

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
  • 29.01.2019

Rays of Hope: Sam and Matt Badeau

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
  • 29.01.2019

Our very own Printing Press!

On our most recent visit to Gilgit, Pakistan, shining light staff and volunteers launched one of the most exciting things in the history of the organization; the Print on Demand system to enable Shining Light to print its own curriculum and training materials. What does this mean for serving more people in Pakistan? Over 1,250 […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 19.01.2019

Mobile Women’s Training

For over ten years, Shining Light has been training women to sew, knit, and embroider through the Women’s Vocational Training Center in Gilgit, Pakistan.  We’ve empowered and equipped over 600 women in this town, and have now been able to expand these exciting opportunities to women of the surrounding rural communities. In November 2018 we […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 14.01.2019

Ray of Hope: Mary Yeager

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
  • 4.01.2019

Ray of Hope: Erin Rose Medina

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
  • 31.12.2018

Largest Graduation to Date!

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! In October of 2018, Shining Light’s Women’s Vocational Training Center held its 11th Graduation Ceremony.  Nearly 600 women […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 21.12.2018

53 Adults Learn to Read for the First Time

In the beginning of 2017, Shining Light only dreamed of teaching Gujjar adults to read and write like their children.  By November 2017, exactly one year ago, Shining light was able to launch not one, but FOUR Gujjar Adult Literacy centers. Because you gave, 53 men and women from these communities learned how to read […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 21.12.2018

Scholarships for the Christian Minority

In northern Pakistan, education is not free. On an average income of $100 per month, it is next to impossible to enroll your children in school, and even more challenging if you come from generations of illiterate parents and grandparents or have never received an education yourself. Of the 4.5 million Christians in Pakistan, 4 […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 24.09.2018

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
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