Over 250 cyclists participated in The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Event Cycle for Change this year to help raise funds to bring flood-affected children in Pakistan back to school.  A significant number of cyclist groups participated from various parts of Karachi and gathered at TCF School Shirin Sultan Dossa Campus, Qayyumabad to advocate for quality education. This is the second year of this event owing to its huge success last year and it will be celebrated as an annual TCF Event.

The event was also attended by various sponsors and supporters including Main Sponsor, Careem Pakistan. Mr Feroz Jaleel, Country Head of Careem Pakistan stated – “We are immensely happy and overwhelmed to see that our colleagues and customers have donated wholeheartedly for the betterment of society. By leveraging the power of modern technology, we can together create a great impact by gathering donations for our affected fellow countrymen. Making a deeper impact is part of Careem’s DNA and we are blessed to have this opportunity in partnership with TCF.”

Currently, 3.5 million children in Pakistan are facing a learning disruption due to the flood crisis – worsening the education crisis in the country. Displacement, loss of family income and damage to the education infrastructure are forcing children to drop out of school; many are taking up work to support their families, while girls are at an increased risk of child marriages.

In order to address this challenge, TCF is proceeding with not just rebuilding the schools that got damaged, but is determined to bring these vulnerable children back to school and safeguard their future through quality education.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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