TCF – Bridging the way to literacy

On May 19th ’07, @ Carlton Hotel Karachi I got a chance to attend the opening ceremony of World bridge campus where The Citizens Foundation was the host.
After a gap of many years, the bridge championship was once again held in the country from the 18th till 20th May at Carlton Hotel in Karachi. Both Damiani (WBF President, legendary Jose Damiani) and Zia Mehmod (Master Champion who needs no introduction in global bridge circles) are to attend this mega tournament along with numerous international players from across the world.This was a tribute to the bridge players who had helped in raising funds for teh construction of the school that in Mansehra, in the Northern region of Pakistan, in a village which lay an approximate 24 miles (39 kms) from the epicenter of the earthquake.

Foundations have already been raised in accordance to latest seismic specifications and requirements, with a covered area of 6,275 sq. ft.The school will be run by The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and will cater to 180 boys and girls between the ages of 3 to 10 and will have an all-female teaching staff.
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School building will be completed by August 2007 and classes will commence then for Academic Year 2007-08.

The World Bridge Campus in the words of Zia Mahmood is, “proof that when people of diverse religions and cultures come together, nothing is impossible. We hope that these students go on to achieve their dreams and show the same love for their fellow humans as shown by those who made this possible.”

7 Comments so far

  1. Concerned (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 2:54 am

    The only decent post, and not one comment. huh

    I guess everyone is too busy discussing politics.


  2. wasiq (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    not learning to play bridge is one of my favorite regrats in life…..

    GOD BLESS AMERICA


  3. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 3:37 am

    TCF is the only NGO that actually works for their money.

    You can see their works all over the country & I wish them all the luck with all their future endavours.


  4. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    Interestingly TCF have 3 or 4 campuses in Karachi as well … where they are providing quality education to unprevilige class.

    Also a teacher’s training & development center is under construction which will help provide quality teachers to ecuational institutes in Pakistan.

    May Allah help them with their efforts.


  5. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

    Just a correction here …

    RITENOW OUT OF THE 234 PRIMARY SCHOOL UNITS & 77 SECONDARY SCHOOL UNITS ALL OVER PAKISTAN, TCF HAS over 100 SCHOOL UNITS IN KARACHI – MASH ALLAH

    Thanks Fatima (TCF) for the identifying this.


  6. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on May 28th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

    Just a correction here …

    RITENOW OUT OF THE 234 PRIMARY SCHOOL UNITS & 77 SECONDARY SCHOOL UNITS ALL OVER PAKISTAN, TCF HAS over 100 SCHOOL UNITS IN KARACHI – MASH ALLAH

    Thanks Fatima (TCF) for identifying this.


  7. slim (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 1:16 am

    ALTAF HUSSIAN HIS ACCOMPLICE & ALL SUPPORTERS ( VOTERS) equally share the PUNISHMENT IN DAY OF QIYAMA (JUDGEMENT)FOR ALL THE MURDERS, TORCHERS, RAPES, THEFT. BHATAAS, AND MANY MORE HEINOUS CRIMES THEY COMMITTED. I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THEY CAN CALL THEMSELVES MUSLIMS!!



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