The Economist has called The Citizens Foundation (TCF) “perhaps the largest network of independently run schools in the world.” TCF has nearly 1,500 schools in 700 sites across Pakistan. The foundation is the largest private employer of women in Pakistan, with an all-female faculty of 12,000 teachers and principals. TCF has 220,000 students this year. Eighty-eight percent of TCF alumni have gone to college and 71% are employed (Nadia Naviwala, Wilson Center, Islamabad, 2018).
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Italian Friends of The Citizens Foundation is a group of women who are committed to the idea that all girls have the right to go to school. The group has been active since 2010, becoming an officially recognized charity (“Onlus”) in 2013.
The mission of our non-profit association is to raise awareness about, as well as funds for, The Citizens Foundation, a Pakistani NGO that builds and runs high-quality schools in low income communities in Pakistan. The association aims to communicate through events, seminars, University course presentations and through journalists throughout Italy, the important work being carried out by TCF in Pakistan. We seek to inform the Italian public about the difficult conditions faced by disadvantaged kids, especially girls, in obtaining a high-quality education through the public system, and how TCF is successfully meeting this challenge.