Pasrur Christian Boys School Building Project
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.
What is the history of the relationship between Pakistan schools and the Presbyterian Church?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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