Amna

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

anum-fatima

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

Yasmeen ki Kahani- Aagahi ka Safar

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.

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Twelfth TCF Golf Tournament 2015

The Twelfth TCF Golf Tournament, organized by The Citizens Foundation, was held on the 20th of December at Karachi Golf Club Karsaz. The two day tournament was held as part of an annual fundraising event aimed at empowering more underprivileged children across Pakistan with an opportunity to transform their lives …Read More

Nardban – Teachers Interviews 2015

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

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.

TCF Vocational Training Project

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.

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Najma Inspires

Najma Baloch is a teacher at TCF Abu Dhabi Campus I, in Karachi. She is strong and independent woman, who single handedly takes care of her family as her husband stays unwell.

“I teach students of Grade I and am so grateful to TCF for giving me the opportunity to give …Read More

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How Education Changed my World

From a very young age, Kulsoom was anxious to learn how to read and write. Her parents used to work in the fields and she would often accompany them to give them a hand.

For a short time she did get the opportunity to take a few classes at school but …Read More

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An Aspiring Doctor

Nine year old, Murtaza is a hardworking and intelligent student studying in grade IV at TCF Nargis Noorani Campus, Karachi. He has two siblings who are also enrolled in TCF School. Murtaza has an inclination towards reading Islamic history and has completed reading the Quran. He possesses good public speaking …Read More

Education is the Vaccine for Violence – Edward James Olmos

Today is International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (IWDPD). May 24th as IWDPD began in Europe in the early 1980s, when hundreds of thousands of women organised against nuclear weapons and the arms race. The day was created by women, for women.
Over the years activities have taken place all …Read More

TCF: 1,000 SCHOOLS, COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES

SHAZMA’S SMILE: THE NEW FACE OF EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is celebrating reaching its goal of 1000 schools across Pakistan. As a result of their work THIS is the face of the future for girls in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

Shazma never dreamed of going to school. …Read More