Meet Javaria Yousaf, one of TCFโs extraordinary alumni determined to enlighten and empower her community in Minhala by returning to teach at the school she graduated from. Passionate about Mathematics, Javaria brings the magic of numbers to her classroom at TCFโs Shirin Sultan Dossa Campus-3 in Minhala, 20 km away from Lahore. When asked what keeps her so motivated every day, she confides: โThe change happening around me because of education is so evident. Although it hasnโt been long since I was a student in these same classrooms, girls I teach today are much more confident and participate actively. I watch them grow and develop every day. What more do I want for motivation?โ Our teachers plant the seeds in our education that build our foundation, and without them we wouldnโt be anywhere. We are so thankful to be supporting such a great cause, one that gives the underprivileged children of Pakistan quality teachers like Javaria Yousaf, but more importantly, a quality education. #TeachersAppreciationWeek
Campus of Hope
Located in Bai Bala, near Mansehra, Pakistan, this school site has special meaning to residents in the area: it was built on this site in order to commemorate those who passed away in the devastating 2005 earthquakes, giving new hope to families in the area for the future. Campus of Hope currently serves over 300 students from grade 1โ5 who are taught essential subjects such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art, among others. The school is fully equipped with playgrounds, fully stocked libraries, and a state of the art computer lab in addition to essential services such as running water and electricity. Without the Campus of Hope, many of these students would never be able to interact with such things as books and computers, something we all take for granted!
Students at the Campus of Hope are taught by professionally trained teachers who, thanks to our partnership with The Citizens Foundation, undergo 120 hours of pre-service training. Additionally, all teachers receive 80 hours of professional development every year. Seeds of Learning and The Citizens Foundation both believe in empowering women, and employ an all female teacher workforce.
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