Lahore : The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a leading non-profit educating the less privileged children of Pakistan and Islamabad United (ISLU), a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and two time PSL Champions, have partnered again this year for the upcoming PSL6.
ISLU has supported TCF’s work in the past and has helped in raising support for the cause through its platform. Under the collaboration, the ISLU team will continue to work alongside TCF to bring positive change in Pakistan by bringing more children off the streets and into schools and helping them become agents of positive change.
Regarding the partnership, Ali Naqvi, owner of Islamabad United said, “We have always believed that our duty and responsibility to Pakistan goes beyond our immediate work. We’ve taken pride in being a socially conscious and progressive organization, from our support of WWF-Pakistan to our continued association with TCF, we have always believed in presenting and promoting the best that Pakistan has to offer, while still using the platform of Pakistan cricket, especially the PSL, to achieve those goals.
TCF is one of the most admirable organizations in the country, the work they’ve done, the lives they’ve changed are obvious for all. Our players have visited their schools over the past few years and this has only emboldened our partnership. Their belief in youth empowerment and education is something that we share, thus this partnership is a natural fit for us, and we feel happy to continue our association with TCF.”
Asaad Ayub Ahmad, CEO of The Citizens Foundation, commented: “We are happy to continue our association with Islamabad United for PSL. Over the past few years our partnership has been a fruitful one: Islamabad United players have visited our various campuses in Lahore and Rawalpindi, inspired our students and raised awareness for the cause of education in Pakistan. Our aim is to remove the barriers of class and privilege to make citizens of Pakistan agents of change, and no one encapsulates that more than our national cricketers. We are glad that we are continuing our partnership with Islamabad United.”
About The Citizens Foundation (TCF):
TCF is a strong advocate of the belief that a truly informed and educated society forms the foundation of a progressive state and instills in its citizens the ability to adapt and evolve with changing times. It is a non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. 25 years later, TCF is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of education for the less privileged, educating 266,000 students across 1,652 schools in Pakistan.
The TCF model focuses on providing quality education through purpose-built schools located in the heart of Pakistan’s urban slums and rural communities. The organization ensures that girls represent nearly 50% of overall student enrolment. To magnify its impact, improve enrolment and quality of education, TCF is now adopting Government schools across Pakistan. www.tcf.org.pk