The situation in Afghanistan has developed rapidly. Even before the Taliban takeover, the country was one of the hardest places in the world to be a child. Now kids and families don't know what to expect next. But Alight has a solution that has worked in times of crisis. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Radio Muallim was developed to reach children locked down at home with educational activities and lessons, so they wouldn't fall behind and had something positive to focus on in challenging times. 200,000+ kids learned age-appropriate numeracy and literacy through a series of radio broadcasts hosted by older children. Lessons featured stories, poems, games and physical exercise to keep kids interested and engaged. Support Alight's Response DONATE NOW! Alight's Pakistan team is working to bring Radio Muallim to Afghanistan to help kids feel a sense of normalcy in this time of uncertainty and fear. Alight has worked with Afghan refugees for nearly two … [Read more...] about Reaching Afghan Kids In Uncertain Times
LIVE BROADCAST TODAY AT 9A.M. PT!!!! … [Read more...] about Unify for World Refugee Day
On Saturday evening, May 22, DR Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo erupted, destroying hundreds of homes and buildings in the district of Goma and sending thousands of people fleeing. Subsequent tremors have caused further destruction, displacing more Congolese families. Support Alight's Response DONATE NOW! The situation is evolving quickly, as a partial evacuation of Goma was ordered on Thursday. People are relocating to neighboring towns and villages or crossing over into Rwanda. 700 Congolese refugees had arrived in Rwanda as of Wednesday. As of 11am Thursday, there were already 6,000 more! Families have gathered and are sheltering at a settlement in Rwanda’s Rubavu District. Having brought very little with them, the rainy season and cool climate is making conditions cold, wet and uncomfortable. Tremors continue daily, sending buildings swaying in Rwanda’s capital Kigali – 4 hours away! The situation is still developing. Our team has worked in the region for more than 20 years … [Read more...] about DR Congo Volcano Response
The Disease’s Days Are Numbered in Southeast Asia, and Alight Teams Are Leading the Way What does it take to rid a country, region, or the world from a particularly perilous disease? … [Read more...] about A World Without Malaria
Introducing the Beyond Blend! We are so excited to announce that, in partnership with Dunn Brothers Coffee, we’re offering Beyond Blend for sale just in time for Mother’s Day (May 9) and Father’s Day (June 20)! … [Read more...] about Show Mom and Dad You Love Them!
Building Nakivale Refugee Settlement’s First Library When Jim Wolford first visited Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda, he realized he had a lot to learn. … [Read more...] about Reading, Dreaming, and Learning
Addressing Questions From Our Global Alight Community For so many, the COVID-19 vaccines are the light at the end of the tunnel, a spark of hope amidst a truly devastating year. Yet there are also questions, concerns, and challenges being raised, too—including from our global staff, who want to return to normalcy with the people we serve after so many disruptions. … [Read more...] about The COVID-19 Vaccine