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
This year, TCF held 25 fundraisers and events in support of mission of education.
From small events, to info sessions, to inspiring galas, TCF-USA chapters worked tirelessly to spread the message about TCF’s impact and the ever-increasing importance of providing quality education to underprivileged children in Pakistan. The events showcased entertainers …Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Parveen, mother of five children and wife of a labourer, belongs to a village in District Mianwali. Education of females was looked down upon in her village, so she was not allowed by her family to attend school.
“Sometimes, my children would ask me for help with their school work and …Read More
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
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
Noor Jehan works as an aya at the Altaf Agha V Primary School in Bhittaiabad, Karachi. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary devotion towards TCF.
“During my job at TCF, I realized the importance of education and promised myself to educate all of my five children”. Nobody from her family had …Read More
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