This father-son duo inspired over $3.1m in donations

Note: The following article has originally been published on NBCNews.com and was contributed by their staff writer Erik Ortiz with the help of Amjad Noorani and David Gardner (of TCF-USA) as a

final tribute to the father-son duo who sacrificed their lives in a journey to raise funds for the education …Read More

This is something every girl needs

The following post has been submitted by a TCF volunteer, Durraiz Vazeer, in recognition of the International Day of Girl Child. Durraiz is currently completing his BSc in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in Canada.  ***

International Day of the Girl Child, a globally recognised day declared by …Read More

Education Will Make Pakistan’s Youth an Asset

This post originally appeared in the HuffingtonPost written by Los-Angeles based freelance journalist David Gardner for The Citizens Foundation

Imagine sending your children to school and there are no teachers.

You might go to the principal’s office to see what’s going on and to ask when the staff is likely to return. But …Read More

Let’s Fix Pakistan’s Broken Education System

  Pakistan faces a multitude of serious challenges, many of them connected to the lack of a viable education system for its poor masses. Widespread illiteracy and dismal pedagogical standards are overwhelming problems.Well-meaning but largely symbolic actions – such as a recent constitutional amendment which mandates free primary and secondary education, …Read More

Education is the Vaccine for Violence – Edward James Olmos

Today is International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (IWDPD). May 24th as IWDPD began in Europe in the early 1980s, when hundreds of thousands of women organised against nuclear weapons and the arms race. The day was created by women, for women.
Over the years activities have taken place all …Read More

TCF: 1,000 SCHOOLS, COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES

SHAZMA’S SMILE: THE NEW FACE OF EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is celebrating reaching its goal of 1000 schools across Pakistan. As a result of their work THIS is the face of the future for girls in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

Shazma never dreamed of going to school. …Read More