What is at stake in Pakistan? Simply put, it is freedom or bondage. Through transformative education, children who are forced into labor can be free to study, grow, and secure a better future for themselves.
Pakistan is a primarily Muslim country with the less than 2% of Christians working as street cleaners or brick makers. These families work for very low wages and often they have to take out loans that lead to generations of bonded labor to pay them off. As a result, the children of these families are often not given opportunities to study due to the bondage.
We will continue partnering with a local Pakistani educator making a way for their students to enroll in university. For these students to make it to college means they have an opportunity to receive a degree, break the cycle of bonded labor, and serve their community.
We will continue to grow the college scholarship program and work with our educational partner on the ground to develop a School Improvement Plan for each of the three schools. We will also provide Professional Development, through our team in Kigali, for the school leaders and teachers in Pakistan.
Commit to daily praying for the needs in Pakistan.
To help provide a $1000/year scholarship for one of the 30 soon-to-be graduates, click here and select Pakistan Project. To give to our overall program, which includes professional development for our team there, and operational expenses, click here and select General.
Beyond your own giving, you can also help raise money for a Pakistan scholarship. Contact us to get started.
To learn more, gather 3-5 friends, and we will arrange a teleconference call with our Founder, Ben Thomas. He can personally share with you the situation in Pakistan and answer any questions you might have.