ISLAMABAD: Teach for Pakistan (TFP), an initiative for providing quality education to underprivileged children, launched its 2018-20 programmed.
The fellows of TFP will start teaching from August 15 in public schools in the federal capital.
Representatives of government, business, civil society and communities applauded the Teach for Pakistan Fellows at an impressive commencement ceremony.
TFP Fellow Abdul Ghaffar from Hingorja Sindh said: “I have always been passionate about fixing inequality in the educational system of Pakistan.
The TFP Fellowship is providing me and others like me a platform to bring change in underprivileged communities.”
TFP is a game changer in making progress towards addressing the educational challenges in the country by engaging the youth in these development challenges.
TFP CEO Khadija S Bakhtiar expressed her confidence stating: “TFP is excited to have this diverse group of young people coming together to enable us to realise our vision for a Pakistan where no child is held back by their socio-economic background.”
The first Islamabad based cohort of fellows aim to change the destiny of hundreds of children in the rural areas of the capital and also develop themselves as lifelong champions to end educational poverty in the country.
TFP is a partner in the Teach For All global network of 47 independent, locally led and governed partner organisations.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2018.