Christian Students’ Foundation Bhalwal has urged Pakistani Christians to realize the importance of educating their children. In a public message, it was clearly stated that today Pakistani Christians are deprived and marginalized-“they themselves are responsible for their forfeiture,” the message read. “We have passed on the businesses of alcohol and drugs to our next generation instead of educating them- we have pushed them into deep pit of lack of self-confidence.”
In today’s world there could be hardly anyone who would not want money, dignified social status and all the luxuries of life – these can only be achieved by educating our next generations. “Majority of people have two excuses to spare their children from education – firstly that they are unable to afford their educational expenses, secondly there are no job opportunities.” We are not fearful to borrow huge amounts of money for the sake of maintaining our social status but we would not borrow money to educate our children.
It was further mentioned that government jobs vacancies reserved for the minorities under 5% quota are still unoccupied –mainly because there are not enough qualified to apply for the seats reserved for the minorities. CSF further maintained that if in case Christians appear for the competitive examinations they do not get through. “For how long will we slumber … for heaven’s sake arise and strive for a better future.”
Today every Christian needs to pledge that they would not let their children plunge into miseries by taking up the meager jobs of sanitary workers, alcohol sellers etc. “Let us aim to send our children to universities for higher education, so that they will shine brighter.”