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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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