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

Young artists receive awards at TCF Art-a-Thon 2016

Published in Dawn

ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2016: The Art-a-Thon 2016 award ceremony was hosted on Wednesday by the Satrang Gallery and Islamabad Serena Hotel. The competition is a city-wide art competition that raises funds for The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF).

TCF is a non-profit organisation that provides education to underprivileged children. Incorporated in …Read More

TCF the only NGO to represent Pakistan in World Economic Forum 2016

Karachi, January 22, 2016: Chairman and Founding Director of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra is currently attending the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Earlier last year, TCF was honored with the prestigious Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 award …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.

Bank a Book for TCF children with Coca-Cola

Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) is around the corner and the city is buzzing with excitement. Over the years, the Festival has established its popularity amongst the Karachi crowds and has become an event not to miss. Apart from promoting literature, an important aspect of intellectual growth, here’s one more reason …Read More

Working Her Way Through

Overcoming adversity and embracing life, Ujala is a diligent student of grade II at TCF St. Louis Missouri Campus in Ghazi Minara, Sheikhupura, Punjab. This promising 8 year old comes across as a very bright and quick-witted student, hence, is highly valued by her teachers. Ujala’s mother supports her family …Read More

A Fruitful Journey

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

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

Naila’s Passion for Writing

Naila is a hardworking student of class II at TCF Ohio Primary Campus, Khyber Paktunkhwa. She has a pleasant personality and her friends enjoy her company. Naila’s father is the only breadwinner of the family and her mother is a housewife.

Naila’s favourite subject is Urdu and she likes writing stories. …Read More

An Artistic Soul

Sumaira Ilyas is a 13 year old student, studying in grade IV of the TCF Taisar Town Campus II in Karachi. She hails from a family of six siblings and very supportive parents. Sumaira takes great pride in her studies, and is a hardworking student,

“I am so thankful to TCF …Read More

The Road to Awareness

“When I was a child I used to feel inferior to girls who used to go to school in my neighborhood… I knew that education could not become my preference at that point in life” shares Musarrat. Thus, on finding out about the Aagahi Programme, she enrolled quickly, finding a …Read More

Leading Change

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