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
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
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
12 year old Jameela is a grade V student studying in TCF Mansehra Campus located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Hailing from a lower middle class family Jameela has five siblings, three of whom are also studying in the same school. “English is my favourite subject and I love to write, reading takes …Read More
Pakistan faces a multitude of serious challenges, many of them connected to the lack of a viable education system for its poor masses. Widespread illiteracy and dismal pedagogical standards are overwhelming problems.
Well-meaning but largely symbolic actions – such as a recent constitutional amendment which mandates free primary and secondary education, …Read More
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