The 5th an­nual fundraiser din­ner (TCF)

The Miracle - - Front Page - By: Us­man Nadeem

The fifth an­nual fundraiser din­ner of The Cit­i­zens Foun­da­tion (TCF) Van­cou­ver was held at Taj Park Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Satur­day Novem­ber 3rd, 2018. Pak­istani Cana­dian sci­en­tist Dr Naweed Syed from Cal­gary, Al­berta joined us for the evening. As al­ways, TCF Van­cou­ver fundraiser was a big suc­cess as it man­aged to at­tract al­most 200 guests; by the end of event, TCFVan­cou­ver was able to raise over $20,000 in do­na­tions to spon­sor TCF schools in extremely im­pov­er­ished and back­ward ar­eas of Pak­istan. TCF is Pak­istan’s largest non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion work­ing in the field of ed­u­ca­tion. It builds and man­ages pri­mary and se­condary schools in ru­ral ar­eas and ur­ban slums in Pak­istan. TCF has a very unique op­erat- ing model that has achieved remarkable suc­cess over the past decade. As of Nov 2018, TCF has ex­panded its net­work to over 1,482 op­er­a­tional school units, which is cur­rently pro­vid­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to more than 220,000 stu­dents na­tion­wide. TCF-Canada, one of its in­ter­na­tional chap­ters, helps pri­mar­ily by col­lect­ing do­na­tions from ex­pa­tri­ates and var­i­ous other or­ga­ni­za­tions. It is reg­is­tered, with Canada Rev­enue Agency and au­dit by KPMG. The TCF-Van­cou­ver 5th an­nual Fundraiser Din­ner was a huge suc­cess. TCF Canada’s Pres­i­dent Mr. Sa­jid Sal­man at­tended the memorable evening or­ga­nized by the young TCFVan­cou­ver team. Mr. Waseem Javed - a vol­un­teer with TCF Van­cou­ver - pre­sented to the au­di­ence re­gard­ing ex­pen­di­ture of do­na­tions and TCF schools. The mis­sion of this sub-chap­ter is to raise aware­ness and pro­mote the TCF brand and or­ga­nize an­nual fundrais­ers tar­get­ing the Greater Van­cou­ver au­di­ence. All do­na­tions raised from the fundraiser goes to sup­port the an­nual op­er­at­ing cost of two ex­ist­ing TCF schools in Pak­istan. The event be­gan with a brief up­date on TCF Van­cou­ver by Us­man Nadeem, Van­cou­ver Chap­ter Pres­i­dent. Mr Hy­der Zach Ma­sum, board mem­ber of TCF Canada pre­sented about TCF’s im­pact in Pak­istan. Af­ter din­ner, very tal­ented singer Maria Hashmi from Chicago per­formed with Amar­jeet Singh and set the stage for the evening’s en­ter­tain­ment till late in night. Con­grat­u­la­tions to TCF-Van­cou­ver for not only achiev­ing their goal but also for host­ing a memorable ex­pe­ri­ence for all in­volved to re­flect the on­go­ing ef­forts of The Cit­i­zens Foun­da­tion.

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