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Liberate a Slave, and Change the World
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Thousands of Pakistani brick-kiln workers literally pay with their lives to sustain the business interests of a handful of men and women. You can help educate and free these [mostly Christian] workers. The true 1% : The poorest of the poor, and over-lo More ...

[Please watch the video above by clicking the photo on its bottom right corner.]

Pakistan Christian School started on October 10, 2014, after living only in the dreams of Christian leaders in Faisalabad for decades!!

Its the first known school of its kind in the country [for real] - giving free education to Christian slaves. Originally we intended it for 30 slave children, but we had to cap registrations at 60, after waaaay over-filling the space.

Families have to provide a uniform, and half the staff donate their time, but we (Start A Second Story - a collection of friends like you, perhaps) are committing to provide for the material expenses.

It costs around 50 cents per hour, per child, to run this one-of-a-kind school, which is just $2000 per month. The first month was covered by one gift. But the rest is yet to come.  

Please check out the video (above), and pray about giving towards what God is doing there, by clicking the "contribute" button up top.

Of course there are hurdles... (check out the FAQs for answers to the honestly most asked questions about those hurdles :)

We're excited you're here.  See you in Pakistan!

FAQ

  • How come the children are not in slavery anymore?
    • Actually, their families still are. Childen are allowed to school because the government requires their access to it, if available. Education never was available for the very poorest, until now!!
  • Do they still have to make bricks?
    • Many of them do.  Their families will make bricks all day long, and it is normal for them to help.  Eventually, we hope they will have life-skills that will gain them employment and funding to buy their way out.
  • What happens to the bricks they make?
    • They are sold at market for building projects around the city.
  • What are the security risks for the children?
    • Security is a low concern for them.  As Christian families since 1947 (Pakistan's birth), they are allowed to attend church and other Christian festivals.  Christian school is no different.
  • Why $24,000?
    • $24,000 will pay for one full year of education for 50 children.  We have 60 children on site (as of this morning)... Extra funds will help expand facilities, staffing, and much needed employment training for the children, and their parents.
  • Why are there only Christians in the school?
    • It is illegal to teach the Bible to a Muslim child. Because the local leaders (and our volunteers in the US) believe we should teach them the Word of God, we can only take Christian children (they are also some of the very poorest in their society).
  • How will my money get to Pakistan?
    • All funds are transferred securely to Pakistan through our US bank account, and accounted for with double ledger records, and receipts.  
  • What will my donation go towards?
    • Your donation will cover the direct running costs of the school in Pakistan.
  • How can I give monthly?
    • You can use paypal to give a monthly automatic donation from our website - coming soon!
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Receive a Pakistan Christian School badge like every kid wears on their clothes.
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