Our Team

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GiveLight Foundation was driven solely by US volunteers up to eight years of operation, saving us more than half a million dollars. We were able to mobilize the diverse talents in our community and reached many important milestones without any paid staff. As we grew globally, we had to hire and develop our staff to ensure that we consistently deliver high-quality work.

Our volunteers consist of professionals and executives, stay-home moms, retirees, and students, all driven by the same dream: to help as many orphans as we possibly can.

We are blessed to have so many individuals who are devoting their time, efforts, and talents to make a positive impact on the lives of our children. GiveLight would not be a beautiful reality today without these dedicated individuals.

Founder & President

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    Dian Alyan

Board of Advisors

  • Aamir Rehman

    Aamir Rehman

  • farhan-syed

    Farhan Syed

  • Imam Zaid Shakir

    Imam Zaid Shakir

  • John Bowen

    John Bowen

  • Martin Nuechtern

    Martin Nuechtern

  • Safaa Ibrahim

    Safaa Ibrahim

  • Sharif el Badawi

    Sharif el Badawi

  • Tasneem Manjra

    Tasneem Manjra

Board of Directors

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    Basil Hashem

  • Firasat Ali

    Firasat Ali

  • Johann Noor

    Johann Noor

  • Matthew Mengerink

    Matthew Mengerink

  • Noshaba Afzal

    Noshaba Afzal

Our Interns

  • Afrah Ali Azhar


  • Afraz Shaikh


  • Ali Shaikh


  • Anam Fatima


  • Ayah Ibrahim


  • Eisa Kamran


  • Faaris Chaudhry


  • Haadi Razzak


  • Hadiqah Syed


  • Hafsaah Syed


  • Haneefah Syed


  • Hasan Abdussamy


  • Ibrahim Kamran


  • Iman Brin


  • Isra Kareem


  • Issa Maali


  • Safa Faraooqui


  • Safa Mohammad


  • Sana Amanullah


  • Suleiman Kamran


  • Summer Qureshi


  • Zaynab Zaffar


  • Ibrahim Lawai

    Ibrahim Lawai

Our Volunteers

  • Aliyah Malek

    Aliyah Malek

  • Aliza Zaman

    Aliza Zaman

  • Ameena Arsheen

    Ameena Arsheen

  • Ayesha Zia

    Ayesha Zia

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    Azleena Azhar

  • Chaouki Zahzah

    Chaouki Zahzah

  • Javed Mohammed

    Javed Mohammed

  • Lamis Diwan

    Lamis Diwan

  • Mahira Razzak

    Mahira Razzak

  • Maidah Chugtai

    Maidah Chugtai

  • Mehryar Mansoor

    Mehryar Mansoor

  • Mohammed Darwish

    Mohammed Darwish

  • Reema Qadry

    Reema Qadry

  • Rimi Khan

    Rimi Khan

  • Sadaf Ijaz

    Sadaf Ijaz

  • Sameena Nargis

    Sameena Chisty

  • Sarah Fatima

    Sarah Fatima

  • Sheza Khalid

    Sheza Khalid

  • Sonya Maharaj

    Sonya Maharaj

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    Taqwa Surapati

  • Tooba Ahmed

    Tooba Ahmed

  • Uroosa Jalal

    Uroosa Jalal

  • Uzma Khan

    Uzma Khan