Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people around the world to unite in targeting a small area of the globe that deserves our support. We hope that through Our Story we can remind others just how little control a child has over their fate but how big a difference we can make when we set out to help other human beings.

The Shining Light of Ethiopia co-founders Bob Levant and Kathy Martin are blessed that fate and a brave Ethiopian Family brought their son, Mabret, into their lives. The Shining Light of Ethiopia was established to remind others that many gifted, talented and loving children are trapped by living conditions beyond their control. Conditions that preclude them receiving any meaningful education or opportunity. This creates a cycle of extreme poverty that will last many generations beyond us unless we as a global community work to help impoverished communities help themselves through education.