Pasrur Christian Boys School Building Project

Education is the key to bringing peace and social change to the world.

It is difficult for us to imagine the challenges for children growing up in Pakistan. They live with poverty, violence, and persecution. Those who are not educated must often take jobs in deplorable conditions.

Currently the Pasrur Christian Boys School must turn away all male students after fifth grade. With your help they can educate them through high school.

Education provides the opportunity for a better life. Education at Presbyterian Education Board (PEB) schools, where Muslim and Christian students learn together, teaches tolerance and respect.

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What is the history of the relationship between Pakistan schools and the Presbyterian Church?

1854
What is now the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) sent missionaries to present day Pakistan for evangelism, medical work, and education. Missionaries focus their work in areas of extreme poverty.
1881
Christian Training Institute opened as a primary school and a feeder for Gujranwala Theological Seminary. It was the center of education for Christian boys who could not otherwise afford an education.
1972
The government nationalized all Urdu medium schools and colleges in the Punjab Province. As time passed, the quality of education imparted in the national schools deteriorated, and so did the buildings.
1998
The government returned some of the schools to the Presbyterian Education Board (PEB). The PEB now manages 21 schools and four boarding houses. The work for justice continues.
2007
In the early 2000's, fundraising supported the building of a Christian Girls School in Pasrur. Friends of Pasrur was established for the purpose of funding scholarships for girls to attend.
2008
Friends of PEB Inc. was formed to support and promote educational purposes and development of the PEB. Numerous construction and renovation projects to improve facilities have been completed.

The Pasrur Christian Girls High School (PCGHS) was established as a Presbyterian mission over 150 years ago. Both Muslim and Christian children learn together with an emphasis on tolerance and respect.


What is this project about?

In Pakistan, boys and girls cannot go to school together after 5th grade and so the boys are turned away from the Pasrur Christian Girls High School (PCGHS) after 5th grade. Because the government schools are often dysfunctional, boys do not have good options beyond PCGHS. It has long been a dream of Pasrur families to have a school building for the boys 6th-10th so that boys can continue to get an education.

The Pasrur Christian Boys School (PCBS) building project (Phase I) would fulfill that dream.

It includes four classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab, the principal’s office, a secretary’s office, and a lavatory. Boys from 6th – 10th grade (10th grade is the end of their high school) would be able to graduate.

This is Phase I of the project. The other two phases would add more classrooms, a library and a multi-purpose hall.

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What does this project cost?

The total cost for the school is $200,000.

$100,000 has been donated by Amy and Dave Nicholson, through the Wilson Family Trust. An additional $100,000 is needed to complete the project.

The Presbytery of East Iowa has adopted the Pasrur Christian Boys School (PCBS) as a Presbytery-wide project. For more information, contact Jane Cranston at jane-cranston@uiowa.edu, download the brochure (PDF), or visit the Friends of PEB website.

To mail a donation, download and print the Donation Form (PDF).

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