News & Stories

TCF-UK Autumn Gala 2018

This Autumn sees the TCF-UK staff hosting several Gala fundraisers in major cities around the country. These prestigious events will be charity fundraising dinners and feature iconic guest performances from the likes of Zambeel – dramatic readings (exclusive to London) & a musical performances, by Akhlaq Ahmad – “A tribute …Read More

Muslim Lifestyle Expo

TCF-UK will be exhibiting at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2018 in Manchester on Sat 13th October and Sun 14th October. In the lead up to our very first Manchester Musical Evening & Fundraising Gala in November, this is an excellent opportunity for any TCF supporters in Manchester and surrounding areas …Read More

When Life Comes Full Circle

‘Upon graduating from TCF, I felt like I was ready to take on the world. It was my time to put my learning into action.’

The year is 1998. It is a typical hot summer afternoon in Karachi, and 12 year old Adnan Zaib is rushing to make his way from …Read More

From Slum Wanderer to Policy Maker

“I don’t have the words to thank TCF’s Founding Directors, donors, supporters, volunteers and management. But I am pleased to inform them that thanks to them, a humble agent of change has started her journey in the policy making corridors of Pakistan, and is ready to promote positive change in …Read More

A Qulfi Seller from IBA

“I want to share my belief with every TCF student, that consistent hard work and determination will help them succeed. At the end of the day, life is hard for all of us. There will be many obstacles to what we want from life. Keep moving and praying to God, …Read More

A Lesson in Perseverance

“During my interview for Principal’s position, the Regional Manager asked me, ‘What if you do not make it?’ I told him that I will try harder next time. I will be like a spider that never gives up … time and time again it falls, yet gets back to try …Read More

A Local Guardian

“I remember seeing a little girl in the market buying some candy. As she was going back home, she stepped on a live wire brought down by heavy rains and got electrocuted. People who came to help her started throwing sand on her … they just didn’t know what to …Read More

Removing Burden and Barriers

“I believe that doing small things can have great impact. Once, my friends and I were helping a family decorate their house for a wedding. When we were done, the bride’s ailing father rolled his wheelchair into the room and softly said, ‘What would I have done without you boys.’ …Read More

Changing Minds to Empower Lives

“My father was afraid that if he let me continue with school my relatives will say bad things about me. After all, we are a conservative society. I told my father, ‘Let’s not be scared of doing something which is right. Going to school is not wrong.’ He agreed … …Read More

Spreading the Light

“Asma cannot go to school but I’m there for her. I teach her whatever I learn at school every day. My school principal has also helped me get some old school books for Asma. I just want every girl of my village to be able to go to school. I …Read More

Painting a Colourful Future

“We live surrounded by fear and uncertainty. Small issues can spark violent clashes between different ethnic groups in our area. I just want peace so that we live our lives fully, do our businesses, sit freely on the sidewalks and our children do not miss school even for a day. …Read More

Community Hero!

“Every Sunday, we get together to plant mangrove saplings. Everyone participates, including old men and children. It is important to protect the environment we live in. Fishing is the most integral part of our livelihood. Disappearing mangroves could mean less fish and increased coastal erosion and damage from storms. I …Read More

A Gift of Literacy

“Just a few days ago, as I was about to begin my Aagahi session, one of the women in my class pulled me down in excitement. She had brought a newspaper. I sat with her quiet and motionless with my eyes on her while she tried to read the paper. …Read More

From Humble to Harvard

“Akhter was really worried about money. He wasn’t able to make ends meet for his family so I offered him a loan for his business. I’m a bridge between people who want to help and the ones who need help. I get enormous satisfaction from knowing that education has empowered …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

Yasmeen ki Kahani- Aagahi ka Safar

This is the Story of Yasmeen, a TCF Alumni and a mentor for the Aagahi Adult Literacy Program which provides illiterate women from rural areas and urban slums around TCF schools an opportunity to learn how to read and write Urdu and basic mathematics.

Why Should you Join Rahbar? Mah Bibi Agha

Hear about Mah Bibi Agha’s experiences as a volunteer for TCF Rahbar; A Mentorship Program aimed at the development of youth as responsible individuals and productive members of society.

Nardban – Teachers Interviews 2015

Hear about the journeys of several TCF School teachers, from their experiences of teacher training to testing and their little moments of pride and joy in between!

Anum Fatima – TCF Alumna 2006

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.

APPNA Michigan Campus Video

The TCF-USA chapter launched the APPNA Michigan Campus and along with it, the prospect of a better and brighter future for girls in Julkey Punjab.