Ali Rehman, Pakistani Actor and TCF’s Goodwill Ambassador dedicated his birthday this year to TCF’s COVID-19 Response Appeal! A star-studded virtual celebration, which included Hareem Farooq, Adnan Siddiqui, Marina Khan, Faisal Kapadia, Anoushey Ashraf, Ayesha Omar, Khalid Malik and Nomi Ansari, took place on 5th May, just a few hours before midnight!
The late-night live session was filled with interesting light-hearted conversations where celebrities talked about everything from their work and lifestyle to their lockdown routines. The conversation then moved on to TCF’s education and COVID-19 efforts, which were widely applauded by all the stars! Ali Rehman shed some light on TCF’s COVID-19 relief efforts and shared how support is going to the most remote areas of Pakistan, where TCF has strong networks.
Applauding TCF’s work, Adnan Siddiqui said, “Indeed TCF is one of the most reliable organizations I have come across and I am really proud of the fact that TCF has put their foot forward in this difficult time.” Marina Khan was also very impressed to learn about TCF’s initiatives. She said, “Pakistan’s future lies in a better education system for children. We should really support TCF as it is providing quality education in the hearts of the poorest communities”.
TCF’s Goodwill Ambassador, Hareem Farooq shared her experience of visiting a TCF school and interacting with the teachers and principal. She shared how TCF’s curriculum promotes an interactive, child-centered teaching approach, keeping in mind the local dynamics. Ali Rehman answered a question from the audience regarding TCF’s efforts to ensure continuity of learning amid COVID-19. He talked about TCF’s partnership with the government to air a show called “Ilm Ka Aangan” on PTV Teleschool for children who don’t have access to internet. The show consists of different segments including exercise, story time and basic concepts so that children can learn even at home. Finally, he also appealed to everyone watching the celebration live to support TCF in its COVID-19 Appeal and help poor families who are suffering.
While enjoying her late-night dinner with her celebrity friends, Ayesha Omar gave some interesting health tips during the session. Anooshey Ashraf & Khalid Malik shared their positive experiences of meeting TCF Alumni and said they were glad to support a cause like this.
Faisal Kapadia singing a birthday song with celebrities as Ali cut his cake was the highlight of the celebration! Ali thanked everyone for joining in and supporting TCF!
The Citizens Foundation is thankful to Ali Rehman and all his friends for coming together for TCF’s Covid-19 Response Appeal. Through this effort, they were able to support more than 300 households across Pakistan.