Cambridge University Pakistan Society presents
We’re absolutely delighted to announce that our charity ball this year is called Rivaayat (meaning “tradition”), and will be held on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the Guildhall, Cambridge.
Experience the vast culture and tradition at our annual charity ball in aid of The Citizens Foundation, a fantastic cause providing education to the women and children of Pakistan.
Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 1:00am
Venue: The Guildhall, Cambridge
Dress Code: Traditional or Black Tie
Tickets: £37/£39/£47 + Booking fee (Members/Non-Members/Ticket+Lifetime Membership)
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The Citizens Foundation
A fantastic charity that we're immensely proud to support.
TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education. As of 2014, TCF has established 1000 purpose-built School Units nationwide with an enrolment of 145,000 students. TCF encourages female enrolment and strives to maintain a 50% female ratio in most of its campuses. TCF has a full female faculty of 7,700 members. TCF also has a dedicated Teacher Training Center in Karachi and Mansehra for the ongoing training of its faculty and provides logistical support to all its teachers. About 11,500 jobs have been created in communities in which TCF operates.
The vision of TCF is to remove barriers of class and privilege and to make the citizens of Pakistan Agents of Positive Change. We believe that access to basic education is the right of each individual and not a privilege. Apart from following the regular curriculum, we focus on the character building of students to equip them with high moral values and confidence.
To achieve these goals, TCF is constantly surveying education-deprived locations in Pakistan to extend its network. Each new location is appraised through an extensive land survey, assessment of income level, number and standard of existing schools in the area, demand for new School Units, availability of an accessible site to build a school, qualified teachers in the area and a number of other criteria.