Shining Bright with Hope
We believe the people of northern Pakistan deserve a brighter future.
That is why we are working to build schools, provide training, & promote community development that break
cycles of poverty. We are a small team dedicated to making lasting change for oppressed communities in
We started with a desire to bring better education to a few kids in Pakistan. Those kids were from an oppressed
minority in Gilgit, Pakistan, struggling against the challenges of poverty and illiteracy. They had no
opportunity for quality education.
A young Pakistani leader wanted to change that. In 2003, he joined with volunteers and businessmen to begin
tutoring a few children in a small room in his house. The few grew to 20, and the 20 quickly outgrew the space.
The team raised funds to open an after-school program called The Gilgit Coaching Center. Soon, the group
expanded to 60, and the waiting list kept growing.
The message was clear: Pakistan is hungry for
And so the vision for Shining Light was born.