More renovations for St Solomon School which is located in Ahmadabad on the outskirts of Multan in Pakistan.
St Solomon’s School provides a primary education for 335 boys and girls from Prep to Grade 6 and 13 teaching staff. The children come from very low income families whose parents mainly work as sweepers or labourers. The parents themselves are usually illiterate. The parents are requesting that the school extend its range of classes to Grade 10 (Matriculation). Currently students from St Solomon School go to another Lasallian school in Multan, Albans Academy, for secondary education.
In late 2022 Principal Br Waseem wrote to the Foundation requesting funds to convert the old school hall into two classrooms for Grade 8 and construction of a new toilet block with a water drinking station. As the school is now transitioning to high school and requires the space to accommodate the growing population of students enrolling.
The Lasallian Foundation is pleased to inform our network that funding was transferred in December and both projects were completed on time and on budget in February 2023. The projects focused on constructing new washrooms (toilet block) for the girls and providing a clean drinking water station for the students and teachers. The other project centered on converting the school hall into two classrooms, creating a corridor and connecting it to the old the building. Br Waseem was pleased to describe the changes and how the renovation has created a sense of continuity between between the buildings.
As the number of the students has increased it is vital to provide sufficient facilities for staff and students. The total cost of the washroom project project was $13,500 AUD and the cost of the classroom conversion and building renovations project cost $10,000 AUD. As more funding becomes available St Solomon’s will require further assistance with the cost of furniture and equipment for the classrooms.
The Lasallian Foundation and the staff and students of St Solomon’s School extends its thanks to St Bede’s College (Mentone, VIC), St John’s Regional College (Dandenong VIC), St Michael’s College (Adelaide) and La Salle Catholic College (Bankstown NSW) for their generous donations to these two projects.