… Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’”
Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.”
Pakistan is home to many families, mainly minority groups such as Christians and Hindus, who are trapped in bonded intergenerational slavery within Pakistan’s brick kilns. Bonded labour in brick kilns usually occurs when a person is forced to work in order to pay off a loan owed to the brick kiln owner. Usually these debts are due to unexpected health or family issues which people are otherwise unable to pay. Due to the illiteracy of many of these people they are unable to calculate and manage their debts, leading to their bosses taking advantage of them by increasing their debt and forcing their children to work until it is paid off (which in most cases is never).
Anglican Aid has partnered with 'The Miracle School Ministry' to try and end intergenerational slavery in Lahore, Pakistan. Anglican Aid is working to smash the cycle of intergenerational slavery by supporting the 600 children of bonded slaves working on brick kilns and orphans in the city with free education. For many families these children will be the first literate and educated members of their families.
- For $13 you can give a child a Christmas or Easter gift.
- For $15 you can provide Christmas dinner for a famiy of the children at the school!
- For $16 you can provide all text books required for a student for one year or a uniform.
- For $16 you can provide food rations for a struggling family.
- For $65 you can enable teachers at Miracle to receive in-service training.
- For $160 you can pay a teacher's salary for a month.
- For $800 you can establish a literacy program for adults in one village learn how to read and write!
- For $900 Christmas parties can be provided for 600 children at both schools ($1.50 per child)
- For $2,080 you can build much needed water tanks for one of the 20 brick kiln villages served by Miracle.
- For $9,600 you can install solar panels for the school!
Anglican Aid visited Lahore, Pakistan in 2015 and whilst we were there we met a family in bonded slavery. Here is their story. It is our hope and prayer you will consider a tax deductible gift to this project and help end bonded slavery!
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