My name is Margherita and I am a recent graduate in Political Science and International Relations. Nine months ago I began working for Italian Friends of TCF, committed to the idea that all girls have the right to go to school. In 20 years of activity, TCF has really changed the mindset of communities and it has a positive effect on the role of women. One of the aims of TCF is to encourages female enrolment; it strives to maintain a 50% female ratio in most of its campuses and all TCF’s schools have a completely female faculty.
TCF’s mission is to remove barriers of class and privilege and to make the citizens of Pakistan ‘Agents of Positive Change’. We believe that access to basic education is the right of each individual and not a privilege.
I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the TCF founders, Ateed Riaz, and its General Manager Zia Abbas, during their visit to our stand at Expo last October. These amazing social entrepreneurs really inspired me to share the TCF story to as many people as I can here in Italy.
My fundraising campaign
Now, I’m here to ask you to please help me to go visit the TCF schools in Pakistan, to report and show, with photos, articles and videos, the effects of quality education. I will go personally to see those schools, and I promise to keep in touch with you reporting back to you every day with photos, stories, etc.
Through this fundraising campaign I wish to raise awareness about the “success stories” of TCF’s students; portray the power of education and explain the need for a top educational system for disadvantaged kids in Pakistan.
Because, as Nelson Mandela once said, I believe that children everywhere should be free to grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity.
This is the link to my Crowfounding campaign where you can donate!
Day 1- Visit TCF head office and staff (all) and a school
Day 2– Karachi – visit schools and visits to artist ateliers (Gretchen, Cristina, Margherita).
Day 3– complete Karachi visits, and dinnertime departure for Lahore
Day 4– Visit two TCF schools and Wazir Mosque
Day 5– Lahore.Visit Lahore, artist and gallery visits, shopping for household goods for the Floralia fair.
Day 6– Flight to Islamabad
Day 7– Islamabad with one of the Founders of TCF
Here are some videos that I created or edited for Italian Friends of TCF. I hope to make new videos in Pakistan thanks to your support!