My GiveLight Journey

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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.  

 

 

 

When did you first hear about GiveLight?

I first heard about Givelight in 2013 when I was about 6 years old. 

How did you hear about GiveLight?

I found out about Givelight because my mom told me and I wanted to help out. 

What motivated you to support the work?

I decided to support Givelight, because I can only imagine how hard it would be without parents. 

In your opinion how is GiveLight different from other organizations?

I think Givelight is different than other organizations because Givelight not only helps orphans but brings brightness to orphans and makes them feel comfortable and at home. 

Do you feel a personal connection to the cause?

Yes. I feel a personal connection to Givelight because I am still in the process of growing up like the orphans. 

What are your dreams for our orphans and GiveLight?

My dreams for the orphans in Givelight are to make orphans have as much fun as us normal children do and to make orphans feel special and feel like they know we care about them. 

Any advice you would like to share with our children?

Be positive in everything you do because you will always have Allah and we are always here to watch your back. 

How do you support the work?

I support the work by getting together with some other kids and trying to help orphans feel special. For example, I started the rainbow loom workshop, in which we made bracelets for orphans to brighten up their day. 

Any final words you'd like to share with our readers?

It doesn't matter how old you are, you can always start helping Givelight, whether it is attending the events, volunteering, raising money for orphans, or anything else you do. 

Thank you, Jannah, for your kindness and generosity!