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
As Nelson Mandela stated, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
More powerful than the terror inflicted by gunshots. More powerful than the fear and darkness which overcame Peshawar on this dark moment in history.
As an organization rooted in transforming lives through planting the seeds of learning, we are devastated to hear the news of such a barbaric crime against humanity and against education. Though this goes without saying, we fully condemn the acts of these heartless terrorists and pray for the recovery and release of Pakistan from their horrific grasp.
To the parents, families and communities around the world grieving and mourning the loss: Remember that the seeds we are burying now will only grow into something more beautiful. Remember that we are with you in praying for a brighter future. Remember that education alone can defeat fear and ignorance, the only weapons our enemies possess. Do not give up on that dream.