ZAFAR ALI RECEIVES FULL SCHOLARSHIP FROM LEWIS & CLARK UNIVERSITY
Who could have imagined that a truck driver’s son hailing from Landi Kotal would go on to attend a prestigious college in the USA. Zafar Ali, who graduated from our TCF School – Yusuf Khan Campus at Hawke’s Bay, Karachi in 2013, recently completed his IB diploma Program from the …Read More
TCF PAKISTAN LEADERSHIP TOUR USA
Over the last 6 months, Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra, Mr. Ateed Riaz and Mr. Asaad Ayub collectively visited approximately 12 Chapters around the United States.
They gave interviews to local news channels, spoke at TCF-USA events and programs, and updated the USA chapter on the impact we have made on the children …Read More
AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY
Uneza Akhtar, Director of Administration, Completes 10 Years of Service at TCF-USA
The brief given to me was to write my TCF story and experience working with the organization for 10 years. If I say that day one seems like yesterday, it would not be an exaggeration. The most meaningful …Read More
CODING IN KARACHI
TCF Volunteer, Amani Ahmed, holds computer science workshop for TCF students.
March 21, 2016
A few years ago I was introduced to the TCF family when I attended my first TCF Gala for the Washington chapter in 2012. I was truly amazed at TCF’s dedication to enriching the lives of impoverished children …Read More
Extraordinary Pakistanis: Nadeem Hussain
Originally published in The Express Tribune
This is a moving story about a young man from a katchi abadi in Karachi, who graduated from IBA, Karachi despite his father working as a mazdoor in a wire factory for 35 years. Today, Nadeem Hussain works as a World Bank Technical Assistant to …Read More
From Obscurity to Soaring Heights
“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
Jahanzeb – A Lesson in Survival
TCF – Jahanzeb Last edit (hopefully) from The Citizens Foundation on Vimeo.
“TCF stood with me like a mother. When I gave up, when I wavered, when I lost hope, TCF stood by me like a mother would for her child”.
Anum Fatima – TCF Alumna 2006
Anum Fatima – TCF Alumna 2006 from The Citizens Foundation on Vimeo.
Meet Anum Fatima, a TCF Alumni whose journey began from a TCF classroom in her community to Harvard Summer School! Like many other students, Anum has faced great odds to pursue her dream of education.
TCF Alumni gives back
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
The Journey of Mansoor and Mairaj
The two friends, Mansoor and Mairaj, both joined TCF in 2002 in Grade I, when the first TCF Campus was inaugurated in Rehri Goth which is an urban slum in Karachi. They had previously been studying in a local government school, but transferred to TCF Infaq Campus where they cleared …Read More
Paving her Way to Success
Urooba Yousuf is a confident and self motivated student, whose self belief is second to none. Hailing from a humble background, her father works as a salesman in an electronic market while her mother teaches at a TCF school to support the family. This determined soul studied from TCF BGP …Read More
Maryam did her matriculation from TCF Amir-uddin Campus in Bhai Pheru, Punjab. Her family went through a tough time due to her father’s sudden death. Amidst all this, Maryam’s mother worked very hard to make ends meet while also taking care of her two physically and mentally challenged children.
Emotionally drained, …Read More
This Father-son Duo inspired over $3.1m in Donations
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 of …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
A JOURNEY OF 100 KILOMETERS FOR THE CITIZENS FOUNDATION
The terrorist attack on a a public school where more than 140 individuals were killed (most of them children) sent shock waves across the world and left a mark on British-Pakistani, Talha Khan. Troubled by this egregious act and its larger implications for Pakistan, Talha Khan decided to take action. …Read More