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Meet our Champions of Change



Every girl who joins The Citizens Foundation (TCF) family embarks on a path of change. Whether she is a little girl eager to learn as she walks through the gates of a TCF school, or a young TCF alumna ready to lead, or an uneducated woman gaining ‘Aagahi’ – awareness, keen to read and gain control over her life.

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TCF’s education system provides girls with the skills and confidence to achieve their dreams. Our Alumni Development Programs assist them in pursuing a career of their choice. TCF female alumnae also have the opportunity to become teachers and principals at TCF schools. Our Vocational Training Program equips them with skills to earn a living, and Aagahi empowers women to take charge.

These examples of transformational change have empowered thousands of women to make informed decisions, help their families break out of the circle of poverty, and contribute to the world.

Please join us today in creating and supporting these champions of change.

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She Learns

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‘Our principal tells us that girls can achieve anything, if they are willing to work hard for it. My goal is to be a part of Pakistan’s National Women Cricket team.’

Kinza Wahab – TCF Student
Training to be a cricketer

She Leads

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‘I was the first girl in my family to attend university. TCF gave me the confidence and ambition to serve others. As a principal, my aim is to inspire students to be their best.’

Anum Urooj – TCF Alumna 2011
TCF Principal

She Reads

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‘I never went to school as a child. When I got my Aagahi certificate with my name written on it, I could read it! It felt great. Now I can write, read and help my son with his homework.’

Sultana Jhokio – Aagahi Learner
Farmer & TCF Staff


Stories of our Champions

She Learns

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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.

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She Leads

Javaria Yousaf: Mathematician, Teacher, Changemaker

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.

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She Reads

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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.

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