We have provided funding and support to the work of Christian Schools in Pakistan for a number of years.
We are delighted to report that we have been able to provide a one-off gift of £5,000 to Starfish Asia. We are equally delighted to report that Devin Scobie, a long term member of St Mungo’s, has joined the UK Board of Starfish.
Living Stones School and Church
For several years, until February 2016, we partnered with Living Stones at Okara. The church is led by Rev Waqas Moazzam.
Living Stones Primary School was opened in March 2008, and offers free education to 300 Christian boys and girls in the local community. The majority of children are from the street sweeper class and are the first in their families to receive any form of formal education.
Giving in our kids’ groups has made a difference to a number of projects, raising money for school books, school uniform and a water treatment plant that benefits the whole community.
We also gave just under £17,000 per year from our main UK & World Mission Fund. Our funding relationship concluded in February 2016.
Useful to know
Who? Starfish Asia is a UK based Charity led by Mike and Kerstin Wakely.
Waqas Moazzam is the leader of Living Stones church and his wife Salina is the head teacher in the school.
Where? Starfish Asia supports 7000 children across Pakistan.
Living Stones is situated in the city of Okara, which lies within the Punjab region of Pakistan. With a population of around 230,000, Okara is about 100 miles south west of the country’s second largest city, Lahore.
Why? We wanted to help and support our Christian brothers and sisters in Pakistan.
Get in touch
Find out more about this relationship from Derek Thomson