In a modest house off Mauripur Road in Lyari, loud shrieks of boisterous laughter ripple through the air as 12-year-old Iqra and her siblings race around their narrow verandah.
Meet Javaria Yousaf, one of TCF’s extraordinary alumni determined to enlighten and empower her community in Minhala by returning to teach at the school she graduated from.
TCF recently held events across Karachi, Lahore and Dubai to celebrate the achievements of its outstanding alumni. Witnessing the full scale of the impact of education takes time and patience. Today, the TCF family is…
TCF is indeed, a citizens’ movement. What started 22 years ago with five schools established by TCF’s Founders, has evolved into a global tide of hope, resolve and collective action.
One has to be patient to witness the full scale of the impact of education. After all, it takes years from the moment a child steps into a school for the first time to the point she graduates with a Matric or equivalent qualification…
One of several University chapters working under TCF-Canada’s newest initiative, TCF Youth Can, McMaster University’s TCF Chapter has much to celebrate as they won the prestigious J. Lynn Watson Award early this year…
“I don’t have the words to thank TCF’s Founding Directors, donors, supporters, volunteers and management. But I am pleased to inform them that thanks to them, a humble agent of change has started her journey in the policy making corridors of Pakistan, and is ready to promote positive change in …Read More
“I want to share my belief with every TCF student, that consistent hard work and determination will help them succeed. At the end of the day, life is hard for all of us. There will be many obstacles to what we want from life. Keep moving and praying to God, …Read More
“During my interview for Principal’s position, the Regional Manager asked me, ‘What if you do not make it?’ I told him that I will try harder next time. I will be like a spider that never gives up … time and time again it falls, yet gets back to try …Read More
“I remember seeing a little girl in the market buying some candy. As she was going back home, she stepped on a live wire brought down by heavy rains and got electrocuted. People who came to help her started throwing sand on her … they just didn’t know what to …Read More
“I believe that doing small things can have great impact. Once, my friends and I were helping a family decorate their house for a wedding. When we were done, the bride’s ailing father rolled his wheelchair into the room and softly said, ‘What would I have done without you boys.’ …Read More
“My father was afraid that if he let me continue with school my relatives will say bad things about me. After all, we are a conservative society. I told my father, ‘Let’s not be scared of doing something which is right. Going to school is not wrong.’ He agreed … …Read More
“Asma cannot go to school but I’m there for her. I teach her whatever I learn at school every day. My school principal has also helped me get some old school books for Asma. I just want every girl of my village to be able to go to school. I …Read More
“We live surrounded by fear and uncertainty. Small issues can spark violent clashes between different ethnic groups in our area. I just want peace so that we live our lives fully, do our businesses, sit freely on the sidewalks and our children do not miss school even for a day. …Read More
“Every Sunday, we get together to plant mangrove saplings. Everyone participates, including old men and children. It is important to protect the environment we live in. Fishing is the most integral part of our livelihood. Disappearing mangroves could mean less fish and increased coastal erosion and damage from storms. I …Read More
“Just a few days ago, as I was about to begin my Aagahi session, one of the women in my class pulled me down in excitement. She had brought a newspaper. I sat with her quiet and motionless with my eyes on her while she tried to read the paper. …Read More
“Akhter was really worried about money. He wasn’t able to make ends meet for his family so I offered him a loan for his business. I’m a bridge between people who want to help and the ones who need help. I get enormous satisfaction from knowing that education has empowered …Read More
“Almost 43% of TCF graduates secure A+ and A grades. Many of them feel that money is the barrier that keeps them from going to some of the top universities in Pakistan. I want them to believe that if they work hard and focus, they can break through all these …Read More
Shabina Kanwal studied from TCF School in Saifal Goth, Karachi. She is now teaching at a TCF Primary School in Saindad and simultaneously studying for a Bachelors degree. Her successful academic phase and currently her respectable job have greatly influenced her conservative extended-family. Her uncles, aunts and other relatives are …Read More
Alfana started teaching at TCF Bhai Pheru Campus, Kasur-Punjab in the year 2000. After the completion of her ten year service she was awarded the ‘Long Service Award’. She was appointed as the principal of TCF Primary School Baherwal, Houston Campus II, Patoki. Alfana has also been involved in the …Read More