In late 2019, small sections of the roof of the La Salle Girls’ High School in Faisalabad began falling into some of the eleven classrooms, fortunately outside school hours. An engineer’s report was requested, and this report advised that the building was unsafe in its current condition, and that continued occupation would be dangerous for staff and students.
The school managed the problem by shifting classes into the adjacent boys’ school on the same site, but this is proving challenging in terms of management and cultural expectations. The move to the boys’ school can only be a short-term solution due to legal and cultural requirements.
A submission was made to the Lasallian Foundation for funding. The Lasallian Secretariat for Solidarity and Development in Rome were able to secure funding from Mexico for the project. Construction commenced early in 2021, but is currently suspended while awaiting updated project management documentation. The total cost of the project is $130,000.