Published in The Economist
EVERY three months, Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab, gathers education officials around a large rectangular table. The biggest of Pakistan’s four provinces, larger in terms of population (110m) than all but 11 countries, Punjab is reforming its schools at a pace rarely seen anywhere in …Read More
Karachi, December 06, 2017: The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Pakistan’s leading education sector not-for-profit organization held its annual Teachers’ Awards ceremony to recognize and encourage the dedication of its teachers and principals. After multiple award ceremonies held in the major cities of Pakistan, the final awards ceremony concluded here in Karachi. …Read More
Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSO), the largest oil marketing company of Pakistan, has donated Rs 12 million to The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF), one of Pakistan’s leading not-for-profit in the education sector. The announcement came at a ceremony organized by PSO where MD and CEO PSO, Sheikh Imranul Haque, presented …Read More
The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and The Citizens Foundation (TCF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),Read More
Ramazan is about giving ourselves a second chance at life.Read More
The Citizens Foundation is doing an amazing job, and I’m honoured to be here.Read More
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) has taken over management responsibilities of 89 Government schools across Pakistan in order to help improve the quality of education, school administration and enrolment of out-of-school children.Read More
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
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
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
Karachi, February 29, 2016: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has assigned Non-Profit Organization Governance Rating of ‘GR-9’ to The Citizens Foundation (TCF), improved from GR 8+. On a scale from 1 to 10, GR 9, 9+ and 9++ reflect very high level of governance.
Commenting on the rating given to TCF, …Read More
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
This interview, taken by Justin L. Wilson, was originally published in International Policy Digest
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is one of the largest non-profit organization in Pakistan in the field of education. It was founded in 1995 by a group of citizens in Karachi.
TCF’s CEO, Asaad Ayub Ahmad, has been an …Read More
Originally Published in Slogan
Chairman of TCF Mushtaq K. Chhapra, in conversation with Ayesha Hoda.
What factors led to the establishment of The Citizens Foundation (TCF)?
Back in 1995, the socio-economic and security situation in Pakistan was very bleak. We – the six founding directors of TCF – kept discussing what we …Read More
Originally published in Dawn Images
By Yumna Rafi
In the early hours of Saturday, the Crystal Ballroom at Marriott reverberated with melodies that seemed to hit all the right notes.
The orchestra shifted its rhythm as the tunes changed every two minutes and a new voice took center stage.
As the crowd swayed to …Read More
Published in The Express Tribune
Year of the award: 2014 TCF was set up in 1995 to improve the dismal state of education in Pakistan. According to Asaad Ahmed, the CEO of TCF, “It is a great honour not only for our organization, but also for this country.” But he is …Read More
Originally published in Dawn.
By Irfan Husain
PAKISTAN is a country of paradoxes: while we rank 105th in terms of Gross National Income (GNI), we are placed fourth in the world for the amount we give to charity as a percentage of our per capita income.
As a result, some 45,000 not-for-profit …Read More