Mission Statement

Enriching the lives of children through the provision of rechargeable lights

The mission of Lights for Life is to facilitate learning for children with little or no access to lighting. We aim to create educational opportunities for the world’s vulnerable children by providing each school-aged child with a rechargeable light.

With the support of donors, we strive to make this mission a reality.


We believe that access to education for children is a:

  • Fundamental right
  • Foundation for a full and meaningful life
  • Contributing factor to ending poverty

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family”
- Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations, 2001 Peace Prize

Contact Information

Lights for Life (LFL) International Headquarters
38 Prince Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1K 2A4

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Board and Staff

Volunteer Board Members and Founders

Hafeez Amarshi

A Toronto-based lawyer, Hafeez has worked for both UNDP and the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Central Asia and the Middle East. He has experience in cross-border legal issues and international development with a particular interest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Formerly working at the CBC, Hafeez has a background in media and strategic communications.

Caroline Falaiyed

Caroline has a keen interest in international development and has worked and volunteered overseas. Currently she works as an evaluation analyst and provides policy advice and support for results based management to departments and agencies of the Government of Canada. Caroline has also developed and implemented frameworks for performance monitoring and evaluation in the voluntary sector.

Jacqueline Hui, M.D.

Dr. Hui is currently the director of Lights for Life International.  By training, Dr, Hui is a Palliative Care specialist with a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and has practiced medicine in India, Kenya, South Africa, Peru, and Canada.   


Volunteer Staff

Community Light Champions

The following corporate donors have generously provided LFL with $10,000 or more.

  • LUSH