TCF honours its 12,000-strong female faculty

Karachi:December 10: The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Pakistan’s leading not-for-profit education organization, held its annual Teachers’ Awards 2017 ceremony to recognise and encourage the dedication of its teachers and principals, said a press release.

After multiple award ceremonies held in the major cities of Pakistan, the final awards ceremony concluded here in Karachi. The event was attended by more than 4,000 teachers and principals of Karachi and interior Sindh along with the head office staff and senior management. The awards were presented by the TCF’s CEO to the teachers who exhibited the best performance this year.

TCF employs 12,000 female teachers and principals across its network of 1,441 schools in Pakistan. This makes TCF one of the top women employers in the country offering a female-friendly work environment. These teachers and principals are the backbone of the TCF’s education movement teaching more than 200,000 students every day to help them become true agents of positive change.

A fleet of 800 TCF vans embark on the journey of enlightenment every day to transport the female faculty to TCF schools in remote areas, making quality education possible for the children of less privileged areas.

TCF CEO and President Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad said: “TCF largely owes the success that we have achieved so far to our teachers. A good teacher can build a future of a child and change his life for the better. A good principal can run a school with discipline and empathy for her students, guiding them in the right direction as and when needed.

“All the principals and teachers associated with TCF that I have come across are resilient and inspiring to say the least. They invest a great deal of time in their students to not just impart knowledge but also contribute to teaching the moral values. They take ownership of their students and nurture them as their own children. Today, I just want to tell you that I am so proud of the hard work you put in to help these children so devotedly and selflessly: you are putting the building blocks of an enlightened Pakistan.”

The awards were presented to 1,400 teachers for extraordinary performance this year in the following categories: service and attendance awards; teacher competency awards; and board/matric awards. Special awards were also presented to students with exceptional performance in the matric board exams 2017.

Riaz Kamlani, VP overseeing education outcomes, said, “At TCF, everything operates under a certain thought process. We believe in operating differently to achieve different and better results. Being one of the leading organisations empowering women, we feel it necessary to provide a comfortable environment to our teachers. Hence a special emphasis is placed on training them regularly for continuous improvement. The improving results of our students and their success in professional life are a testament of the dedication of our teachers.” The TCF was set up in 1995 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring about positive social change through education. Today, the TCF is one of Pakistan’s leading organisations in the field of education for the less privileged.The news.