As parents, we want our children to be grateful for all of their blessings. We want them to realize how truly lucky they are. We want them to see that they are rich in love from family and friends. For the most part, our children know this, but we live in a highly materialistic and self-centered world, where it can be a challenge to focus on those values of gratitude. But it is not impossible.
The beautiful snowflakes fell gracefully from the cloudy sky of the magnificent city of Istanbul as I strolled down its grand boulevards last winter. I had just finished the daunting task of distributing thousands of blankets to Syrian orphans and refugees. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem: more than 2 million Syrians were refugees in Turkey and half of them were children.
By the grace of God and hard work of our partner and volunteers in Morocco, our home is starting to take shape.
We are thrilled to share with you the wonderful news that we have broken ground in Morocco. After years of working to get the permit, to work with architects and to raise funds required, the idea and concept are now becoming a reality.
Our Founder, Dian Alyan travelled to South Africa earlier this month to explore an opportunity for us to expand to the region.
We are thrilled to share with you that one of our girls from Aceh home - Salmawani Samha - has been accepted to the best University in Aceh.
The blessed month of Ramadan is upon us. This is the month where we seek to come closer to our Creator by doing all acts of worship more intently and intensely.
Our Chicago team put together a family event called "Bake a Difference", which was a huge hit. It was a bake sale, a bazaar, a perfomance with different types of shows, a theme park, and a spectacular food show all in one. Amazing to see outpouring support for our deserving children around the world!
We are thrilled to share the news that five of our oldest children graduated from College in 2015. We will introduce you to all of them, one at a time. Today, we would like you to meet a GiveLight scholar, Alfin Nur who recently completed his studies from the prestigious Al-Azhar in Cairo, the oldest University in the world.