Schools in Villages
Two-thirds of Pakistan’s people live in villages, looking after the buffalos and harvesting rice and cotton. There are some villages in the Punjab where almost everyone is Christian. There may be a church school but often there is no access to education, especially for girls. Starfish Asia supports five village schools.
Walter was born in a village in central Punjab and his family still runs a village farm. His brother is a farmer and the family loves the village. There is little hope for village Christians to go to school. Walter was troubled by that, and decided to open a small primary School in his village. He appealed to friends for help and Starfish Asia responded with a monthly grant, supplemented by small school fees and other family help. Now 140 Christians and Muslims study together, building a rural community with hope for the future.
Starfish currently supports 13 village schools.