History of Pakistan International School of Damascus – PISOD
PISOD was established in 1984 at Mazzeh, Damascus in the Embassy of Pakistan with the purpose to provide education to the children of diplomats/staff of the Pakistan Embassy. Later on, it gained popularity among the diplomatic community in Damascus and it was established in a separate building.
For years, it had been the dream of the Board of Governors of PISOD to build a prestigious campus for the school which could adequately accommodate the children with ample sports facilities and to pursues different co-curricular activities in a healthy environment.
In 2001, during the visit of President General Pervez Musharraf and his meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, the proposal for the building of the Pakistan Cultural Center and the Pakistan International School of Damascus (PCC & PISOD) complex was approved.
After the approval, the Embassy of Pakistan purchased land in Yafour and embarked on the construction of the project forthwith. The foundation stone of the school was laid by the Minister of Education under the patronage of H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad on 10th April 2002.
Only academic and admin blocks were constructed in phase-I.
The school commenced its academic activities at the new campus on 6th September 2004.
At present, PISOD has become an icon of friendship between Pakistan and Syria. Children of elites of society are our students.
PHASE II of school is YET to be Constructed.