Agents of Change, a the book co-authored by TCF-USA’s director, Amjad Noorani and TCF alumnus Nadeem Hussain, a World Bank consultant, was launched at the OUP Karachi
Literature Festival on March 28, 2021.
“Agents of Change is a compilation of thought-provoking insights, opinions, personal stories and suggested actions for change in the K-12 education system in Pakistan. It validates how good schooling can alleviate poverty and advance societal development through equitable opportunity for quality education,” states Noorani describing the book on www.agentsofchange.website.
Published by Oxford University Press, the book has triggered a discussion among academics and policy makersin Pakistan about the problems plaguing the country’s education system, badly needed essential reforms and how TCF is playing a critical role in bridging the gap.
Endorsing the book, Dr. Adil Najam, a TCF-USA director and dean of Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University says, “A first-hand account of the amazing story of TCF is in itself a most valuable contribution. But by bringing in multiple voices, personal experiences, and an unrelenting focus on the education challenge in Pakistan, the authors have produced an important addition to a literaturethat needs fresh ideas and approaches.”
The book provides research based analysis and expert opinions. It also delivers a Call to Action for broader public support and civic leadership to oversee the reforms. The authors argue that it will take greater public participation and strategic political advocacy to chip away at the problems in the education system.