Meet Ismal, One of Derry Church’s PEB Scholarship Recipients


I am Ismal from class 6. My father is a driver. We are three sisters and my grandparents are living with us. My mother is a housewife. My father can’t pay my fee and because of your hand in mine, I can reach to the edge of my dreams. You are an important part of my life. I work very hard and wish to become the strong support of my family. This is possible just because of your support. Myself and my family pray for your health and for your long life.

For 11 years, Derry Church has maintained a partnership with the Presbyterian Education Board in Pakistan. PEB operates 25 schools, primary through high school, including some boarding schools, that serve more than 5,900 students. Derry, through the Friends of Sargodha group, has a particular relationship with the schools in Sargodha. 

Friends of Sargodha’s goal is to continue to provide ten scholarships every year. You can help.

A full scholarship for a day student is $370 a year, about a dollar a day. We are dividing that amount into ten shares, $37 each, to offer you the opportunity to support a portion of a scholarship. 

You can purchase one or more shares by writing a check to Derry Church notated “Pakistan Scholarship” or giving online through the church website and selecting “Pakistan Scholarship.” 

Read Claudia Holtzman’s message inviting you to participate. This fundraiser continues through February 2022.