Update May 2015…
Our work in Pakistan involves linking with churches for ministerial support and also the Lotus School project which started in April 2011.
Initially the aim was to educate 100 children within a Christian environment but currently there are 60 children of whom 25% are from Muslim homes. It is a great blessing that the school also teach both boys and girls as usually girls do not receive an education.
At the school a standard syllabus is taught with ActionOverseas supporters providing school materials, uniforms, teachers salaries and building rent.
The school is protected with 24 hour security and CCTV to protect the children and staff.
In March, (at the end of the Pakistan school year) pupils of Lotus School were all awarded a simple prize which marked their effort. Some of the oldest children left the school, we hope, to continue their education whilst others face a grim future barely scraping a living in a third world economy.
The new school year sees a fresh intake of children all of whom require school text books. So prized are these books that the children in the years above tend to hold on to them when they leave the school, or move on to the next year above. The challenge annually is to find around £1500 to provide suitable text books for each age group for the range of subjects being taught at the school. We give thanks to the Lord for the folks who have supported this challenge financially since the school has been opened. This year, we are in need of that support again and are pleased to announce that £800 has already been committed from one of our Assemblies.
We thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Lotus School.
Please continue to pray for the nation for God’s protection and wisdom in the challenging lives they lead.