To Waheedabad with love

Image showing Walter in his tractorWalter is a language teacher and a Bible Teacher. He travels a lot – but he always returns to his beloved village. Walter, who has been fortunate enough to study, was troubled that there was no school for his village children. He pleaded with Starfish Asia for financial help to open a school.

Walter’s brother is a farmer. He owns buffalos and a tractor and he harvests cotton. In 2008 his home was transformed into the village school, supported by Starfish Asia.

Walter writes: “Before 2008 there was no school in our village providing a good education. Most of our Christian children worked in the fields or stayed at home doing nothing. Some children went to work in the brick kilns with their parents and the girls were babysitting the smaller children while the parents worked.”

Image showing the pupils and teachers outside the school

Image showing the pupils in schoolNow the school has 130 children up to class eight. Around fifty children have gone to higher studies in the city. Several girls are doing nurses training.

The school has an old battered van that brings the teachers from Khanewal city daily. It has had its life on the rough village roads. There is no bus service. The school urgently needs a new van. Please donate if you can.

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