Move over, Shahid Afridi! TCF-Kansas holds their first annual gala on the cricket pitch. Both mens’ and womens’ teams got their bowlers ready and their batsmen/batswomen in position. Here is a message from our friends in Kansas:
The sun was out, overcast clouds, gentle breeze, wonderful friends, delicious food and two …Read More
TCF Wins the Skoll Social Entrepreneur’s Challenge!
Last month, The Citizens Foundation-USA participated in a fundraising competition held by The Skoll Foundation. This competition brought together Skoll recognized organizations who are doing impactful work around the world and making a difference.
Coinciding with TCF’s Ramadan campaign, the Skoll fundraising project aimed to …Read More
The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and The Citizens Foundation (TCF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),Read More
Ramazan is about giving ourselves a second chance at life.Read More
The Citizens Foundation is doing an amazing job, and I’m honoured to be here.Read More
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) has taken over management responsibilities of 89 Government schools across Pakistan in order to help improve the quality of education, school administration and enrolment of out-of-school children.Read More
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
Published in The Express Tribune
By Chris Cork
March 10th, 2016; The wonderful, and not so wonderful, world of education in Pakistan has never ceased to both amaze and appall me. The work of The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and the groundbreaking efforts of DeafReach are positively inspiring. Likewise the tiny St Sarah …Read More
An information session, conducted by the TCF Ambassadors at IBA, was held at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Ishrat-ul-Ebad Campus of Oral Sciences on 20th January, 2016. The session primarily intended to convey the message of the TCF Alumni Development Program (ADP) to one of the top tier universities …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
This interview, taken by Justin L. Wilson, was originally published in International Policy Digest
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is one of the largest non-profit organization in Pakistan in the field of education. It was founded in 1995 by a group of citizens in Karachi.
TCF’s CEO, Asaad Ayub Ahmad, has been an …Read More
For over 15 years, there was always an excuse.
Too much happening at work. Cost. Security.
Whatever the reason, I had not returned to Pakistan since 1997. But this year I ran out of excuses and decided to join my father for a three week trip that took us from villages …Read More
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
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. …Read More
12 year old Jameela is a grade V student studying in TCF Mansehra Campus located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Hailing from a lower middle class family Jameela has five siblings, three of whom are also studying in the same school. “English is my favourite subject and I love to write, reading takes …Read More
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