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This event was hosted by The Citizens Foundation Australia team and included likeminded professionals who are passionate about battling illiteracy and reducing gender inequality in Pakistan. Guests at the event included Dr. Mehreen Faruqi, Member of NSW Legislative Council, Mr Shiffat Ahmad Kaleem, Consul from the Pakistan Consulate Sydney and Peter Hasko, President of Harvard University Alumni for Australasia. The event was covered through a number of south asian newspapers in Sydney.
TCF continues its engagement towards the community through different forums, including the Pakistan business forum organised by the Depart of Foreign Affairs and Trade to discuss potential opportunities in Pakistan.
TCF team holds a ladies coffee morning in an effort to raise awareness of the organisation's goals and targets for the year. The event was a tremendous success and a first milestone for the team's fund raising efforts, which set the way forward for a continued steam of small but meaningful supporters.
The efforts continued on the administrative front where
TCF team finalised the constitution and filed for a charitable
status with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits
Commission (ACNC). TCF also attend the Multi-cultural forum
organised by the NSW Green's Party.
Our biggest fundraiser to date, a stand-up comedy act featuring Saad Haroon and a local comedy circuit regular, Ade Norman. “Stand up for Literacy” was held at the Riverside theatres in Parramatta on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
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TCF Australia team and the executive committee members visit schools in urban slums in Karachi and in rural Sindh to evaluate the quality of education provided by TCF and the impact it has on the children. The visit provided an opportunity for the team to volunteer on ground and also participate in the career fair that was organised for over a 100 schools from across the province.
In a continued effort, TCF Educating Children was also approved by Ashurst Australia for legal representations under their pro bono programs and the engagement contract was signed with the lawfirm
A recap of some of some of the events since TCF Educating Children was launched in Sydney. Every event and milestones accounted for here brings us a step closer to our goals and allows the team to envision what they could accomplish with the support or their donors and volunteers.
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TCF Team supporters in Sydney organised a charity Karaoke evening titled "Chara-Oke", an evening that was not only beneficial for the cause, but was able to bring our voices together for TCF.
The TCF team also organised a Cadbury Chocolate drive run by our youngest supporters; primary and high school students across Sydney.
It was a delightful experience to see our passion and vision reflected in the eyes of our children who knocked door to door to support our fund-raising efforts.