With support from EAC, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is inducting OOSC into primary education at TCF schools across Pakistan. It is estimated that approximately 18,000 to 23,000 OOSC will be inducted annually. Over a four-year period, a total estimated 82,710 children will enrol. The project includes community mobilization through door-to-door canvassing; visiting students’ homes to gauge income levels during the scholarship determination process; conducting parent-teacher meetings; hiring teachers and staff from the community; and involving students’ mothers in the Aagahi adult literacy program to enable them to serve as voluntary teacher assistants.
TCF’s work is supported by a network of charities and receives donations both from individuals and corporations. Beyond EAC funding, TCF will provide an additional 5 years of education to the newly enroled children, which will result in their completion of a full course of primary education.