About Us

Who We Are

World Light Foundation, Inc. is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving orphans and abandoned children around the world.

Mission Statement

World Light Foundation, Inc. operates children’s centers for abandoned and orphaned children, especially those affected/infected with HIV/AIDS. Its objective is to improve the quality of life for these needy children and give them hope and a future in a loving Christian home environment.

Our History

World Light Foundation, Inc. was founded by the Skala family, who immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union.  After the establishment of an independent Ukraine in 1991, the Skalas returned to Ukraine for a visit. They were disturbed by what they found.  At that time more than half the population lived in poverty. Alcoholism, drug abuse, and STDs were rampant, and Ukraine’s transitional economy afforded few resources to help the Ukrainian people. Conditions were difficult for most families. Many parents were unable to care for their children and opted to leave them in government orphanages.

Most of those abandoned children live with insufficient shelter, plumbing, heating, cooling, and electricity. They lack nourishing food, adequate clothing, and proper toys.  Due to understaffing, children in government orphanages may be left lying in their beds, unattended, and without care for hours.  The system offers substandard medical care and little to no education for these children, especially for those with special needs.  Even worse, these children live without the love, companionship, and support of a family and lack the social skills developed in family living.  And in a state-run institution, these children live without any mention of God and without a model of Godly relationships.  Chances for a productive life for any of these children are dismal.

The Skala family could not leave without doing something.  In March of 2004, they registered and opened WLF’s first children’s center, “The Light House.”  To this day, WLF operates its center and foster homes as family environments, where children are loved, taught, and cared for in a Christ-centered home.