"Whoever receives one such child in my name
receives me, and whoever receives me,
receives not me but Him who sent me.

-Mark 9:37

"What a beautiful name is His"

You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ

What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a beautiful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus…

-Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood

Please Enjoy our Special 2018 Calendar—Online Edition

A hardcopy desktop version will arrive in the mail to you shortly.
If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like a calendar mailed to you, just email us at info@light4orphans.org or click here to sign up now: http://www.lightfororphans.org/index.php/contacts

Your support will go to help hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children throughout Egypt who may be struggling without access to basic needs, proper food and nutrition, education, and health care.
One time or recurring donations can be made by clicking the link below or by
sending your check or credit card information along with donation amount to:

Light 4 Orphans
P.O. Box: 1020
Port Washington, NY 11050

For online donations:


When: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Dave & Buster's, Westbury, NY
Cost: $40

- Private room to watch Super Bowl 2018 on the big screen
- Open buffet of your favorite game-day finger foods
- Unlimited coffee, tea, and soda,
- Dessert
- $20 power card which includes unlimited video games

Tickets may be purchased online or from: Nancy Ashamalla or Tamer Tanious,

Or you can purchase online here! (Each set of tickets should be purchase independently below)

Select quantity of tickets


Light For Orphans introduces GirlsThriving, a new initiative for 2015. You can give the gift of a secure future to a girl, with a proper education through GirlsThriving™.

Nearly one in every four Egyptians in Egypt is illiterate. The school dropout rate is highest among girls. According to government data, it’s estimated that nearly 20 million adult Egyptians can neither read nor write, women accounting for over 65 percent of illiterates. That number of illiterate adults is equal to nearly the entire population of the country of Syria.

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How many girls you want to invest in.

Listen to their Stories >
Or you can donate any amount! >


The Problem is Two-Fold
1. Despite free, mandatory education for children ages 6 to 15, parents in poor communities often remove their daughter from the education system to help work at home or in the fields. Although school enrolment is free, parents often don’t want to, or can’t spend money on transportation, private lessons or books & supplies. If their daughters go to school they can’t work, thus they are perceived as a financial burden on the family. In addition, they are less willing to invest in their daughters than in their sons because they believe that by the time their daughter reaches her late teens, she will likely marry off and move away. Thus the drop out rate is higher among girls than boys. Education specialists say the pressure on girls increases significantly after puberty. Once a girl reaches a certain age (particularly in areas where early, child, or adolescent marriage is common), her chances of being pulled out of school increase exponentially.

2. Another contributing factor that disrupts and thwarts the education of both girls and boys who are orphans, is the system of orphanages in Egypt. Many orphanages take care of the orphan children until they reach age 15. At which point, they require them to leave and start supporting them selves. This presents a serious problem, potentially cutting off the child’s living situation abruptly. The child is now potentially at risk, with no means of sustenance such as food, protection, or education. This juncture in a child’s life can be quite devastating and regressing, setting them back from the progress that has been achieved up until that point. And this is especially so for girls. With no education or protection, these young girls are wide open to many physical and psychological harm, social injustices, health threats, and child marriage - entrapping them in the never-ending cycle of poverty and oppression.

However, girls who stay in school are educated, learn health and hygiene, have less mother mortality at birth, lower infant mortality, more discretionary cash and, are much more likely to educate their own children, breaking the vicious poverty cycle.

A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5 according to UNESCO. And every extra year of education reduces the probability of infant mortality by 5% to 10%.

- A girl who completes basic education is three times less likely to contract life threatening infections. Girls who stay in school for more than 7 years, tend to marry 4 years later, and have 2.2 fewer children, according to USAID, 2011. They will also ensure that education is a priority for their family, paving the way for joining the ranks of the middle class.

- Breaking the cycle of illiteracy starts with parents who decide to educate their children. Children who grow up illiterate are less likely to improve their economic situation than those who can read and write. And they are less likely to access education for their own children.
The key agent for change in any household, in any country is the girl. Studies show that an educated girl grows up to become the nucleus of her home, and the key agent for change to her children, her family, and her community, her country. When a girl thrives, so does the world around her.

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change Egypt. When we educate a girl, we educate a nation. When we educate a girl, generations change, this is what is referred to as the “ripple effect”. In a World Bank study, of 100 countries, every 1% increase in women with secondary education boosted a country’s annual per capita income by about 0.3 percentage points. Using Egypt as an example, a 1% increase of girls in secondary school would have meant a GDP increase of $450 million.

When we invest in educating girls, we are investing in advancing an entire nation, one girl at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time, one city at a time – for generations to come. No other kind of investment yields a higher return.

When a girl stays in school, poverty has little to no chance. A girl has the power to change her world, you have the power to help her.

How you can help!

Let’s do our share in building the new Egypt, by creating lasting, transformative, and generational change. A new Egypt, a new future... become a part of it today.

You can help raise $97,000 to launch the GirlsThriving initiative, to start educating One Thousand Girls.

For just $97, you can give the gift that breaks the poverty cycle. This Christmas, invest in a girl’s future, give her and her country the chance to THRIVE!

$97 includes mentor, curriculum, room & board, transportation, books & supplies, mp3 player for curriculum, school bag, personal hygiene supplies, etc…

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How many girls you want to invest in.
Listen to their Stories >
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When  :  Saturday July 26th, 2014

Time    : 12:30 - 5:30Pm 

Cost    :  $75

Where :  World Fair Marina




IT IS ALMOST HERE… that day when you are reminded how beautiful New York really is. The day when you set aside your day for that noble cause that you have supported since day 1. That day when you and all your friends meet the statue of liberty up close and personal. I am talking about THEE Annual Light for Orphans boat cruise. You know the mission, you know your a part of the solution, and YOU KNOW THAT DAY is a cant miss. 


As always, your ticket includes full dinner service aboard a privately chartered boat that will tour ALL of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Like always your support will go directly to helping improve the lives of needy orphans in Egypt. 

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by mail, or directly from Mina Salib or Nancy Ashamalla. We are 1 MONTH AWAY so get your tickets soon before they sell out. 



Annual Boat Cruise

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