St Solomon School is located in Ahmadabad on the outskirts of Multan in Pakistan.
It provides a primary education for 275 boys and girls from Prep to Grade 6. 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.
The school has requested the support of the Lasallian Foundation in 2021 for classroom furniture, computer equipment, a new pathway, a high wall for security, and teaching resources.
A proposal for the St Solomon School Furnishing and Infrastructure Project was received in March 2021. The school which caters for poor children from the local area needs to purchase classroom furniture and resources, computer lab hardware, pave a pathway on the campus and increase the security of the campus by the erection of a high wall. The total cost of the project is approximately $20,000.
The project will benefit the current 230 students at the school and the expected increase in coming years. The project is expected to begin in September when funding is received from De La Salle College, Revesby Heights (NSW) and St John’s College, Dandenong (VIC) supplemented by funding from La Salle College, Bankstown (NSW) if required.
It is anticipated in coming years that funding will be requested to construct new classrooms and associated facilities to enable the school to offer secondary education to Grade 10.