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Young Lasallians launch a Book Bank in Faisalabad

Posted on 25 February 2016
Young Lasallians launch a Book Bank in Faisalabad

In a clear sign of the Lasallian spirit in Pakistan, Young Lasallians in Faisalabad have successfully organised a Book Bank to help ensure all students can access textbooks this year.

The Youth Minister for Pakistan Br Rehman Javed says many students from lower income families in Lasallian schools struggle to afford textbooks and the fundraising campaign has helped to address this inequity.

The campaign was also extended to cover school uniforms which can be very expensive for poorer families.

Br Rehman is based at La Salle High School and College in Faisalabad and is playing a pivotal role in animating the Lasallian mission in Pakistan.

He earned widespread praise for his work in coordinating last year's Inaugural Lasallian Youth Gathering, which brought together 140 students from six schools in Faisalabad, Multan and Khushpur.

The Youth Gathering in October was an opportunity for Lasallians across the schools in Pakistan to come together for a community event, given they had previously only tended to meet for sporting competitions.

This year, Br Rehman is working alongside Brothers Moon Atif, Zohaib Gill, Tabish Samuel and Waseem Shamoun to coordinate a Prefects Formation Program across all schools in Faisalabad and Multan.

A formation program will be held for all prefects on 23 April to help enhance their leadership skills, followed by another workshop on 2 October.

To continue fostering strong ties between the different Lasallian schools, a Boys and Girls Sports Encounter will also be held from the 3rd to the 6th November.

Teachers will also benefit from a number of formation programs in 2016, including an induction day for newly appointed teachers across all Lasallian schools on 24 September in Faisalabad and Multan.

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