KARACHI: The Citizens Foundation (TCF) held its annual Teachers’ Awards ceremony to recognize and encourage the dedication of its teachers and principals.After multiple award ceremonies held in the major cities of Pakistan, the final awards ceremony concluded here in Karachi.The event was attended by more than 4,000 teachers and principals of Karachi and interior Sindh along with the head office staff and senior management.The awards were presented by TCF’s CEO to the teachers who exhibited the best performance this year.TCF employs 12,000 female teachers and principals across its network of 1,441 schools in Pakistan. This makes TCF one of the top women employers in the country offering a female-friendly work environment. These teachers and principals are the backbone of TCF’s education movement teaching more than 200,000 students every day to help them become true agents of positive change.A fleet of 800 TCF vans embark on the journey of enlightenment every day to transport the female faculty to TCF schools in remote areas, making quality education possible for the children of less privileged areas. “A good teacher can build a future of a child and change his life for the better.A good principal can run a school with discipline and empathy for her students, guiding them in the right direction as and when needed. All the principals and teachers associated with TCF that I have come across are resilient and inspiring to say the least. They invest a great deal of time in their students to not just impart knowledge but also contribute to teaching the moral values,” said CEO and President of TCF Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad.Speaking on the occasion, Riaz Kamlani, VP overseeing education outcomes said, “At TCF, everything operates under a certain thought process. We believe in operating differently to achieve different and better results.Being one of the leading organizations empowering women, we feel it necessary to provide a comfortable environment to our teachers. Hence a special emphasis is placed on training them regularly for continuous improvement”.Published in Daily Times, December 7th 2017.