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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

Rays of Hope: The Weavers

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
  • 10.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Turners

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
  • 9.07.2018

Rays of Hope: Wes and Emily

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
  • 9.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Hargadines

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
  • 9.07.2018

Rays of Hope: The Goodwins

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
  • 9.07.2018

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
Pakistan Girl Student Doing Classwork

2017 New Year Goals

2017 New Year GoalsWe’re sure you and all your friends and family are creating New Year’s Resolutions for 2017, here at Shining Light we are setting some pretty exciting goals for ourselves as well.  We hope to see so many more lives touched with hope this year, and we have very specific plans to see that […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 10.01.2017

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

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
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