Church Builders is asking for support of a school project in Pakistan. Saima currently runs a single classroom from her family's home. She can only support around 30 students in the current classroom called Sweet Home Education Centre. She wants to establish a new school that has already been named, "Saint Therese Middle School." The new school will have four classrooms in phase one and then will expand to six classrooms in the phase two project development. The first step in this project is to secure land for this new school to be built. The land Saima is looking to purchase is located directly across the street from her current classroom. The proposed land acquisition already has a perimeter wall built around it which will provide good security for the new school. The asking price for this land is 1,750,000 rupees or $11,000 USD and the school building will cost 2,193,600 rupees or $30,000 USD. We are asking for your support in raising $40,000 USD total for both the land purchase and school building construction.
This project is so important for so many reasons. First, the new school will be set up similarly to the current school. Children of poor families in the community who are unable to pay the public school fees, will be welcomed at Saint Therese without paying any school fees. It is very difficult for young girls to get an education. With no schools nearby and families unable to afford travel expenses, parents are hesitant to send their vulnerable daughters off to a boarding school. With a heavy Muslim population in Pakistan, the area of this proposed site has around 400 Christian families. Many students would flock to this school that would get an education that reinforces there current Christian beliefs. Discrimination is found in the public school systems in Pakistan where Christians are left behind and Muslim students more often are moved to the front of the class.
Saima, the school's director, in a teacher with a kind heart and a great love for children. She is from a family who loves Jesus, Mary and all the saints of the Church. Her older brother, Yermiah, was recently ordained as a Catholic priest and is a big supporter of his sister's work.
Please join with Church Builders in this vision to build this private school called Saint Therese Middle School. Church Builders was established in Boise, Idaho on January 1, 2016. Church Builders is currently active with charity work in Pakistan and Africa. Church Builders supports two other Catholic schools at Saint Mary's in Uganda and Saint Anthony's in Mozambique. Church Builders has been giving monthly support to Agape Orphanage and Masaka Kids Africana orphanage in Uganda. Recently Church Builders completed a clean water well project in the remote village of Kuba, Nigeria. Church Builders has also been active in supporting Saint John's Hospital in Tanzania.
This project in Pakistan will change the lives dramatically for vulnerable children who would not otherwise get a chance to learn. Please consider donating and being a intrical part of this great mission. 100% of your donation will go directly to this project. No CBI salaries or business operating expenses are pulled out of your charitable gift. It will all go towards the holy education of God's children. God bless you!