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givelight-children-orphans-highschool-club-groupAs 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.

givelight-children-orphans-syria-turkey-educationThe 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.

givelight-children-orphans-morocco-construction-update-2016By the grace of God and hard work of our partner and volunteers in Morocco, our home is starting to take shape.

givelight-children-orphans-morocco-home-2016-pic-2 250x188We are thrilled to share with you the wonderful news that we have broken ground in Morocco.  It took a few years for us to work through system as is usually the case when working in developing country.

givelight children orphans dian south africa groupOur Founder, Dian Alyan travelled to South Africa earlier this month to explore an opportunity for us to expand to the region.

givelight-dian-alyan-children-orphans-salmawani-samhaWe 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.

givelight children orphan ramadan 2016The 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.  

givelight-dian-alyan-interview-mile-children-orphansAn interview given by Dian, founder and president of GiveLight, was featured here on the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) website. 

givelight chicago bake difference 2016 orphans childrenOur 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!

GiveLightScholar AlfinNur 250x188We 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.