My GiveLight Journey

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givelight-age-forty-milestone-amir-rehman-and-hina-ghory-home-pageWhen we celebrated Aamir’s fortieth birthdaylast year, we held a gathering of about 100 friends and relatives. Instead of material gifts on the occasion, we asked our guests to consider making a contribution to GiveLight. For us, GiveLight was a natural choice to express gratitude on the occasion. 

givelight-children-orphans-classroom-visit-image1Do you have a group of students studying world geography or enthusiastic to learn about engaging with other children around the world? Let us know and we would love to connect. We did just this for Khadija Harsolia and her daughter's fifth grade class and it was a success!

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Meet Sami, a Ph.D. candidate who won a fellowship from the Public Service Center at MIT. He spent two fullfilling weeks at our first home in Aceh, Indonesia. Below is his beautiful account in words and pictures. 

givelight children orphans salma wadeeAt GiveLight, we are blessed not only to be engaged in inspiring work, but also to be able to do so with many friends who share our passion. We will be featuring their stories in their own words, in the hope that they will inspire readers to join us in this beautiful journey of giving. Today, we'd like you to meet Jannah Hussaini, a third-grader who is one of our youngest volunteers. Read on for her insights on what motivates her to support our work.  

givelight children orphans salma wadeeAt GiveLight, we are blessed not only to be engaged in inspiring work, but also to be able to do so with many friends who share our passion. We will be featuring their stories in their own words, in the hope that they will inspire readers to join us in this beautiful journey of giving. Today, we'd like you to meet Salma Wadee, an architect based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read on for her insights on what motivates her to support our work.  

givelight children orphans turkey syria 2016As I stood on the tarmac of the small airport on the border between Turkey and Syria, looking into the clear blue sky, I wondered what God had in store for me.  

givelight children orphans be the lightAt GiveLight, we are blessed not only to be engaged in inspiring work, but also to be able to do so with many friends who share our passion. We will be featuring their stories in their own words, in the hope that they will inspire readers to join us in this beautiful journey of giving. Today, we'd like you to meet Dr. Faeza Kazmier, a mother and a surgeon based in Florida. Read on for her insights on what motivates her and her family to support our work.

givelight children orpans syria ilyaas arsalaAt GiveLight, we are blessed not only to be engaged in inspiring work, but also to be able to do so with many friends who share our passion. We will be featuring their stories in their own words, in the hope that they will inspire readers to join us in this beautiful journey of giving. Today, we'd like you to meet Ali Sheikh, a Business Lead at Konica, Minolta, USA. Below are his insights on what motivates him to support our work.  

givelight children orpans syria ilyaas arsalaA 16 year old decided to celebrate his birthday with us to help Syrian children and refugees. He raised over $12,000 and traveled close to Aleppo with the GiveLight team.  

givelight children orphans birthdayThis year for my birthday I got an extra special surprise. Planned with much love and attention to detail by my husband and daughter, it was a treat I will cherish forever.