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We began our work in Pakistan right after the 2005 earthquake supporting almost 200 orphans. Over the years, our work evolved and today we are excited to announce the start of a home near Lahore on donated land.  Earlier this year,  we also partnered with The Citizen Foundation (TCF) in sponsoring 200 orphans.  Read on to find out more about our two projects and how you can help. 

 

1. Building A New Home

We received a land donation from a generous family near Lahore in a city called Muridke. It is 4 kanals or about 20,000 sq ft.  Our goal is to establish  a GiveLight chapter in Pakistan and register for a non-profit status early next year.

Our immediate needs are to form two teams:

1. Board Members for NGO formation. We need four people for the following positions: President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer.

2. GiveLight Volunteers who can help with different tasks as needed including visiting the land, spreading the word about the project, monitoring construction, etc.

We are also looking to hire a part time Project Manager who will ensure our project is done on time and on budget with the highest level of standards.  If you have leads for the above roles, please email us at info@givelight.org.

We are happy to share that the Architecture Department of the University of San Francisco will work on creating design principles and blueprint for us pro bono.  We hope to build a beautiful home that reflects the tradition and the rich heritage of Pakistan while making sure it is green and provides modern functionality. 

 

FUNDING NEEDS:

We estimate the home to cost about $350K and will house 40 children.  The construction will start as soon as we get the permit and current estimate is summer 2019.  Please keep this project in your prayer and click below to support it.

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2. Sponsoring 200 Orphans

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We began our partnership with TCF earlier this year to provide a brighter future for 200 orphans in Pakistan.  TCF is the largest educational non-profit in Pakistan, running close to 1500 schools, providing quality education to 220,000 students (50% of which are girls) in the most underprivileged areas of the country. In 2018-19 we will be providing full scholarships to 200 orphans attending TCF primary and secondary school.  We are honored to be working with the dedicated team at TCF.  Our hope is to grow the number of students we are supporting to 500 within the next few years.

 

FUNDING NEEDS:

For $30/month you can sponsor 2 children. We will send you the bio within 2-3 weeks. Please click below to support our children. 

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To learn more about our historical projects in Pakistan click here.                   

 

Timeline:  

  • Received new land donation 
  • GiveLight handed over funding and management for the Rawalpindi home to Saba Trust - Jan 2015
  • Dian Alyan, President of GiveLight Foundation travelled to Pakistan for Grand Opening and meeting children in Kashmir - Nov 2008
  • 100 % of funds raised - July 2007
  • Ground breaking ceremony - May 2007
  • Agreement to partner on this project - Feb 2007
  • Saba Trust was introduced to Givelight Foundation - Dec 2006
  • GiveLight Foundation began monitoring ongoing relief efforts in Pakistan and researching legitimate NGOs on ground to partner with - Dec 2005

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