My visit to the school in Faisalabad, Punjab was most impressive. I am thankful for the warm reception, from the march of honor from the boys, to the girls gracefully welcoming me with a song stressing the importance of family and love.
Amal Mansuri, TCF-St. Louis
Even. More. Inspired. As I planned a short visit to Pakistan recently, TCF was definitely one of my priorities.
When I look back at my time at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI), I remember it among my fondest moments. After all, it was here where I was exposed to new ideas, experienced some of my happiest but also saddest times and built relationships that will last a lifetime.
Our eyes often give away our feelings when we are trying to hide them. I recently discovered how profound and overwhelming making eye contact could be.
I volunteer for a charity, The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF USA) in Pakistan. For the last twenty years, TCF has been on a mission to educate underprivileged children of Pakistan.
Seeing the kindergarten students sitting at their desks, listening intently as the teacher delivered the morning lessons – this was one of the most emotional moments of my visit.
A feeling of hope for these students’ future washed over me. I definitely did not expect my heart to be full of so much hope and love for these children.
“I was very impressed with the facilities and eagerness of all the children to learn because of the environment created in these schools”
Sonia, a young 14 year old TCF supporter from Minnesota, shares her experience at one of The Citizens Foundation schools.