Saliha is a conscientious and passionate filmmaker. She strongly believes that education is the key to not just make these children useful individuals in the society but also heal and renew them so they can overcome the trauma of such depravity and torment. In the last few years, Saliha has also been involved in filming the stories of flood victims during the Floods in Pakistan and raising charity in Australia for the victims. Her award wining short film “Zarmina, A story of Hope” also highlights the aspect that educating the girls/women especially can bring about Peace. Having been educated both in Pakistan and Australia, gives Saliha an insight into the education system on both sides.
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Ghazala Khan has always been passionate about helping others and making a difference in the community. Trained as a computer programmer, she worked in the Australian Department of Agriculture but then devoted her time to raise and educate her 3 children. Her involvement in the community through URDU international, APMA (Australian Pakistani Medical Association NSW) provides her with a platform to spread social awareness.She enjoys Urdu literature, poetry, music and art, and in her youth was part of the theatre group Dastak lead by Aslam Azhar. Ghazala believes that all children have a right to education and follow their dreams and is ready to tackle Pakistan’s education crisis.
TCF Educating Children is passionate about involving the community from all facets and to realise this goal, we have established an executive committee that has an advisory function and a strong events support team that draws into the community and their passion to be a integral part of our success. We have been fortunate to have some of the most influential community members as part of this committee.
Sanam Thariani is a resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and the development of children in Pakistan. The administrator and co-owner of Kids & Co Playschool and Preschool in Karachi, she is the pioneer of the first learning and play based activity club for children in Pakistan, initiated two decades ago. Sanam believes that the key to bringing about a positive change in Pakistan is to improve literacy rates and impart quality education, without compromise and with complete accessibility to all. Sanam serves as a President and Public Officer for TCF.
Danial is the Founder of TCF Educating Children in Australia. He brings a solid background in business development, operations and Marketing to the Citizens Foundation. He believes that the children of Pakistan are the silhouette of the future global economy and the education crisis in Pakistan will soon be declared a global emergency if not addressed by charities such as TCF.
Meesha has roots in rural Pakistan where she has witnessed the scarcity of infrastructure and the impact it has on the local communities. Following the completion of her postgraduate masters and few years in a multi-national organisation, she shifted focus towards teaching and volunteering with several non-profits in Pakistan and the Middle East. With a passion for children, a vision for emancipating the women of Pakistan and unfettered optimism, Meesha has been pivotal to establishing TCF Australia and serves as a Co-Founder and Chairperson
Nazish Minto is a keen social worker who is always ready to lend a helping hand. An early childhood educator, she is passionate and enthusiastic about working with children, and as a result, the TCF cause is very close to her heart Nazish works tirelessly at all the TCF fundraising events and to contribute to the cause Nazish is often called upon by various social awareness groups and charities to lead a helping hand as she is ever ready to do so, participating with great enthusiasm and passion.
Asima Baig Ali Khan is the chief financial controller for a large group of investment companies in Australia. She is an active supporter of many charitable causes and is an ardent and enthusiastic team player , who is passionate about children and education . She can often be seen assisting everyone on the events team and participating wholeheartedly in fundraising activities for TCF. Asima serves as a Treasurer for TCFand manages all its accounts.
Wajha Tariq Qureshi possesses a positive outlook on life and a passion for Pakistan. She believes that each challenge life brings forth shapes an individual to the best of their abilities. She hails from a family where women have always been encouraged to seek education and make their mark in society. To her education means an individual enlightened spiritually, academically and intellectually. With an experience of 5 years in brand marketing and management with BMW Group in Pakistan and an association with The Citizens Foundation since 2011; Wajiha has had the opportunity to work at TCF head office in Karachi and at TCF -UAE Chapter in Dubai. TCF's cause is close to Wajiha's heart and she is keen to continue playing an instrumental but humble part in transforming the lives of underserved children in Pakistan.
Dr. Sayeed Khan completed his medical degree from Dow Medical College Karachi and migrated to Australia in 1986. He currently owns and operates the Multi-disciplinary medical facility All Care Carnes Hill Medical Centre in the South-West of Sydney, and is a General Practitioner at Allcare Medical Centre at Hammond Ville. Dr. Khan has always been passionate about community work and furthering the cause of education & health in Australia & Pakistan. Dr. Khan is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Western Sydney. He currently serves as the President of the Australia Pakistan Medical Association and is a Board Director in several organisations, including South Western Medicare Local (Primary Care Organisation), GPSynergy (General Practice Teaching Organisation) & Australian Medical Cooperative.