The Citizens Foundation (UK)

Educating Pakistan's Most Underprivileged

TCF builds and runs modern, purpose-built schools across Pakistan to provide a highly cost-effective, relevant and holistic education to children who come from Pakistan’s poorest communities, enabling them to reach their full potential, and produce confident, civic minded and work-ready young adult

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1087864)

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As you read this, there are more than 24 million Pakistani children out of school - the second highest number in the world after Nigeria. With the government spending just 3% of its GDP on education, state schools are often inadequate, inaccessible or non-existent. The situation for girls is even more dismal. Pakistan has a 26% female literacy rate a and female employment rate of 20% - the lowest in South Asia.


The Citizens Foundation operates on the ethos of taking children off the streets and putting them into school. TCF builds and runs schools in economically disadvantaged and educationally deprived urban slums and rural villages across the whole of Pakistan. All 1,202 TCF schools deliver a quality and holistic education, designed in-house by a team of education experts, in purpose-built schools. Through a range of targeted measures, we boast a near 50% female enrolment.