Light of Hope opened last fall with a one-story building housing kindergarten through 5th grade. The goal from the beginning was to add two more floors, allowing enough classroom space to house kindergarten though 10th grade. (In Pakistan, grades 11 and 12 are considered “Intermediate School” which is already part of FCC.) Friends of Forman is happy to report that the expansion construction began June 1, 2016, made possible through the generosity of foundations, churches and individual donors. Both floors will be added, completing the building. The second floor will be ready for classes when classes resume in the fall of 2016, and the third floor is targeted for completion sometime later in the year.
Upon completion, the Light of Hope School will have 16 classrooms, 2 science labs, digital/computer lab, reading room, staffroom and 2 offices. Each classroom has age-appropriate furnishings, whiteboards, bulletin boards, is heated and equipped with good lighting and ceiling fans. Children are made to feel comfortable and safe, and a healthy lunch is provided so they can focus all attention on learning. The cost for those who can afford it is $20US per child per month. Our poorest staff pays about $2US per child per month.