In 2008, Shining Light Co-Founders, Bob Levant and Kathy Martin, traveled to Ethiopia to pick-up their son, Mabret.  On the trip, they met Mabret’s family including his siblings who remained in the village.

In 2014, they returned to the village and made the decision to ask permission to relocate the siblings to a private educational academy in the city of Awassa.

Currently, Endris, Shemelese and Yenu are entering their third year of private education and they continue to flourish.