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What is a Curriculum?

April 30, 2016

A silly question you might think, but it’s one that some of the girls employed as teachers in poor Christian schools in Pakistan have never thought about! In March Geraldine…

You will no doubt share our shock to hear of the bombing in a Lahore park on Easter Sunday, in which Christians were targeted. More than 70 lives were lost…

Visiting speaker, anyone?

February 5, 2016

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” (Anne Frank) If you are reading this, you probably already think that educating…

Bridge Building

December 23, 2015

The day before Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth, Muslims are this year commemorating Mohammed’s birth by observing Eid Milad-un-Nabi on December 24th.   Anser took advantage of the propitious timing to promote good relations between different…

How many schools?

December 1, 2015

How many schools are out there, serving Christian communities and children in isolated corners of Pakistan?  And what facilities do they have?  Enough classrooms? Furniture? Are they able to pay…

The girls at Abba Home loved it when we bought them a huge pile of jalebis from this stall on our recent visit (They’re the gooey, orange sweets being placed in a paper…

Arif Rasheed grew up in a brick kiln worker’s family, playing in the mud at the brick kiln with his brothers and sisters.  He began work in a factory but…

Building Community

September 8, 2015

Starfish Pakistan has been active in building bridges within the local community.  Holy Shepherd Grammar School in Karachi  hosted for the second time a  gathering with participants drawn from both the…

The Great 100 x 500 Challenge!

September 4, 2015

We like to think that Starfish Asia’s supporters are some of the most adventurous, resourceful people out there! So we would like to set you a big challenge…  Click here…

Tragedy and Triumph

March 16, 2015

The cruel murder of a Christian couple at a brick kiln in Kot Radha Kishan last November shocked the world. Starfish Pakistan director, Anser Javed, together with Khalid Shehzad, visited…

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