The Citizens Foundation

About the Project

TCF is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Pakistan in the field of education. Since it was founded in 1995, it has run a professionally managed network of 1000 purpose-built schools in the poorest rural areas and most urban slums of Pakistan. TCF’s mission is to promote mass-scale quality education at the primary and secondary levels in an environment that encourages intellectual, moral and spiritual growth.
The TCF model is based on the principle that education for the poor should not be poor. TCF schools are equipped with spacious and fully furnished classrooms, an administrative block, a play area, a library, computer labs, science labs, an art room and all essential facilities for a stimulating learning environment.
The past 17 years have proven TCF’s management model to be innovative in providing the poor in Pakistan with access to high-quality education at low cost. The innovations include free transport facilities for teachers to prevent absenteeism, purpose-built campuses in the heart of low-income neighborhoods so children can walk to school and be secure within the boundary walls, a flexible pay-as-you-can-afford fee system supported by donations, an all-female faculty to encourage enrolment of girls, as well as robust organization systems and structures designed to ensure high governance standards while meeting execution challenges.


April 24, 2019 (last update 09-10-2019)