The Citizens Foundation (TCF)
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) supports the building of civil society in Pakistan and promotes gender equality by providing quality scientific and balanced education for underprivileged children. As one of the largest non-profit providers of education in Pakistan, TCF operates 1,202 schools, reaching 175,000 children in urban slums and poor rural areas. Its model for affordable, quality education has proven to eliminate the barriers of class and privilege. TCF encourages female enrollment and strives to maintain 1:1 ratio of boys and girls in most of its campuses. TCF has a full female faculty of 10,100 members. Beyond following the regular curriculum, TCF focuses on the character-building of students to equip them with high moral values and confidence. TCF schools are located in the most marginalized, low-income, and often conflict-prone neighborhoods of the country.
A 2021 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported operation costs for the TCF School – Cultures of Resistance Campus in Balochistan.
2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 grants from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the construction and operations of a TCF primary school in Balochistan, one of Pakistan’s poorest and most strife-ridden provinces. The school became operational in April 2017.
In addition to support from the Cultures of Resistance Network, director iara lee arranged a grant from a partner organization in 2022 which went towards operating costs at the Cultures of Resistance Campus in Balochistan and also to support 35 scholarships for girls.