A few years ago, a long-time supporter of Givelight traveled to Malaysia for work, where he came across an orphanage managed by a dedicated team of volunteers. He encouraged GiveLight’s team to meet with the group of volunteers who, surprisingly, were visiting the Bay Area from Kuala Lumpur in early 2022. Upon meeting with the volunteers, the GiveLight team realized their mission and philosophy aligned with one another. Soon after, GiveLight started sponsoring their children’s iftar (breaking of the fast meal) in Ramadan and their new clothes for the Eid ul-Fitr celebration. Later that summer, GiveLight’s founder Dian Alyan visited the orphanage along with 10 GiveLight volunteers.
Below is Dian’s account from that trip:
At GiveLight we invest in the long-term success of our children. We feed not just their bodies, but we nourish their minds and spirits.
Our commitment for this partnership is $50,000/year, which covers everything a child needs for that year including food, clothes, shoes, books, private tutoring, medical expenses, and Eid Gifts. We are looking for 50 sponsors who can contribute $80/month or $1000/year.