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Extraordinary Pakistanis: Nadeem Hussain

Originally published in The Express Tribune

This is a moving story about a young man from a katchi abadi in Karachi, who graduated from IBA, Karachi despite his father working as a mazdoor in a wire factory for 35 years. Today, Nadeem Hussain works as a World Bank Technical Assistant to …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

Anum Fatima – TCF Alumna 2006

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.

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Beautiful Schools for Beautiful Children

Open sewers and lines of garbage clutter around the broken road. Barefoot children play in dirty puddles along with buzzing flies and tired-looking dogs. The houses are small, makeshift, with narrow doorframes and no doors. This isn’t a picture limited to one location – there are hundreds of thousands of …Read More

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TCF Alumni gives back

Shabina Kanwal studied from TCF School in Saifal Goth, Karachi. She is now teaching at a TCF Primary School in Saindad and simultaneously studying for a Bachelors degree. Her successful academic phase and currently her respectable job have greatly influenced her conservative extended-family. Her uncles, aunts and other relatives are …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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Paving her Way to Success

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

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Maryam’s Conviction

Maryam did her matriculation from TCF Amir-uddin Campus in Bhai Pheru, Punjab. Her family went through a tough time due to her father’s sudden death. Amidst all this, Maryam’s mother worked very hard to make ends meet while also taking care of her two physically and mentally challenged children.

Emotionally drained, …Read More

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This Father-son Duo inspired over $3.1m in Donations

The following article has originally been published on NBCNews.com and was contributed by their staff writer Erik Ortiz with the help of Amjad Noorani and David Gardner (of TCF-USA) as a final tribute to the father-son duo who sacrificed their lives in a journey to raise funds for the education of …Read More

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This is Something Every Girl Needs!

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