Sargodha is located in the Sargodha District of the Punjab Province in northeastern Pakistan. It is the 8th largest city of Pakistan and is also known as Pakistan`s best citrus-producing area. The population of Sargodha is approximately 594,000 (2012).
PEB English Medium School, Sargodha was started in 2002 with one classroom and five students. At present there are 11 classrooms with a capacity for 275 students (and there is a waiting list of students seeking enrolment). In spite of very limited facilities, student response to the creative and interactive teaching has given the school an outstanding reputation. In 2006, when enrollment was 163, Dorothy Jane Hanson (mother of Renee Neff-Clark, member of Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri) provided funding for two more classrooms. The school continued to grow and developed a greater reputation so four new classrooms were built with funds provided by Barbara Gattermeir (also a member of the Second Presbyterian Church).
PEB`s long-range plan is that outstanding English Medium schools will provide income to help fund the rural schools that serve the poorest families, helping to bring together a sustainable PEB system.
More than 1,200 girls have been educated at this school since it was opened. The school has a football field, badminton court, tennis court, and basketball court for students to enjoy their free time.
Almost 90% of students are present daily in the school. Students are encouraged to wear the complete uniform and to buy all necessary study materials. Uniforms and personal hygiene are checked regularly and teachers talk to students about ways to stay healthy.
More classrooms are needed to accommodate additional students. A tube well is also needed for access to clean drinking water.
Mrs. Varsha Danish
Block – 16 Khushab Road