TCF-USA, KANSAS PLAYS CRICKET FOR A CAUSE … THE TCF CAUSE!

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-USA TAKES FIRST IN SKOLL FOUNDATION COMPETITION

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

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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

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From darkness comes darkness

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

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Information Session at DUHS by TCF Ambassadors – IBA

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

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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

TCF Vocational Training Project

TCF Vocational Training Project

TCF is currently heading 14 vocational training centers to help women within the communities around its established campuses, to develop a means for their livelihood.

PAKISTAN’S PROMISING PATTERNS

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

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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

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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. …Read More

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A Fervent Student

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

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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