The Lahore Christian High School
School was the
first school to
The school now
gives low-cost quality education to more than
400 children and has a fine record of academic
excellence. Many graduates (including the
girl in the picture above) have gone on to
careers in nursing or to
higher studies. The school is
part of the ministry of the
Fellowship of Christ.
The Miracle School
Members of one very dedicated family opened
a small school in their own home to cater for
the very poorest in their Christian community
in Lahore. They provided not only schooling
but also some food and medical attention.
With help from Starfish Asia, they hired staff
and opened the Miracle School -- now housed
in a large rented building and giving a future to
400 poor children from the community.
They were not content and went on to open a
second school for workers from a brick kiln.
200 children study at the second school.
"Whoever receives one such child in my
name receives me."
Ghauri Wisdom High School
In 2003 Starfish Asia started to help 60 children
from the Christian colony of Youhannabad
(Lahore) to attend school. One of the schools
chosen was the Ghauri Wisdom High School, a
private Christian school run by a former
Government teacher. We have since helped to
upgrade the standard of the school, enabling it
to move to better premises, giving help towards
the purchase of school furniture and subsidizing
the cost of running the school, so that now 600
free of cost.
Holy Shepherd Grammar School,
In the north of Karachi is Mianwali Colony,
where a community of poor Christians live and
labour. The dusty alleys are the playground for
hundreds of children. Opened by a Pakistani
couple with a concern for the poor, the school
brings fresh hope to this needy community.
Starfish Asia is fully committed to the future of
the school, which now serves 650 chidlren.
Tariq Iqbal from Sargodha
developed a deep concern
for a drug-ridden community
of poor Christians living in
the centre of Sargodha. In
May 2006, with help from
Starfish Asia, Tariq opened
a small Primary School with
40 students. He called it
the Call of Peace (Sadaye-Aman) School.
From those early beginnings the school has
grown to 150, and is now a registered Middle
School with its own building provided by the
generosity of Starfish Asia donors. It is a ray of
light and hope for a community that has lived too
long in the shadow of despair.
In 2011 Tariq and his wife Kanwal opened a
Home for girls from disadvantaed families, which
they call 'My Home'. Tariq also visits Christians
in the local Prison and has many more dreams
of helping people in need in his society.