Women’s Empowerment

2017 Graduate Testimonies

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! Anila- WVTC Graduate (2013): I come from a very poor background and my father is a simple laborer […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 11.09.2017

37 Lives Changed

Ten years ago Shining Light began to train women in the basics of sewing so that the women of Gilgit who had never had access to education could gain a valuable, employable skill. Throughout the one year training program every woman walks away with so much more that just their tangible sewing skills…they learn their […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 11.09.2017

Behind the Scarf: Nisera

 For years, we’ve been selling the beautiful infinity scarves made by the employees of Life Stitch and the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, and we want you to get to know these resilient women who are hand sewing each one.  All of the graduates from our program have left empowered, encouraged, and with […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 8.08.2017

Behind the Scarf: Sarafeen

 For years, we’ve been selling the beautiful infinity scarves made by the employees of Life Stitch and the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, and we want you to get to know these resilient women who are hand sewing each one.  All of the graduates from our program have left empowered, encouraged, and with […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 8.08.2017

Behind the Scarf: Musooma

 For years, we’ve been selling the beautiful infinity scarves made by the employees of Life Stitch and the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, and we want you to get to know these resilient women who are hand sewing each one.  All of the graduates from our program have left empowered, encouraged, and with […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 8.08.2017

Behind the Scarf: Noreen

For years, we’ve been selling the beautiful infinity scarves made by the employees of Life Stitch and the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center, and we want you to get to know these resilient women who are hand sewing each one.  All of the graduates from our program have left empowered, encouraged, and with […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 7.08.2017

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

It Gave me Hope…

Real women’s lives are being changed everyday when they attend the Women’s Vocational Training Center in Giglit, Pakistan.  Over 500 women have graduated from the program now, but each one of them has a powerful story. Meet Nisera-(Name and photo changed for security) Nisera- “It gave me hope and confidence which gradually overcame my disappointment” “I am […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 3.03.2017

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

Graduation

 On June 23, 2015, twenty three women received a brand new sewing machine at the graduation ceremony for the Women’s Vocational Training Center in Gilgit, Pakistan. This sewing machine each woman was given is not just a practical piece of equipment, it symbolizes much more in the life of a Pakistani woman.  Upon graduating from […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 29.08.2016

Host a Scarf Party for SLI

Are you a pro at hosting parties? Do you and your friends like to make a difference with your purchases? If you love what we do at Shining Light International, and have been wondering how you can get involved from right there in your neighborhood, hosting a home Scarf Party might be right up your alley…A […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 13.11.2014
Shining Light International Blog

Interview with Sarah Ray of Yobel Market

  Tell us how Yobel Market first started. While mentoring kids through Young Life, we had the opportunity to bring them to Uganda where they volunteered at a youth camp.  Several of our Ugandan friends were so inspired, that they decided they wanted to start a Young Life group in their village, but wanted to […]

  • Kezia McNab
  • 1.10.2013
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