February 9th, 2020 3pm
DK-10 38th St, D.H.A Phase 6 Darakhshan Villas Phase 6 DHA, Karachi, 75500
It is no hidden secret that one of the biggest issues facing Pakistan is rampant illiteracy which has snowballed into various other problems. In the midst of such issues facing our society, The Citizens Foundation has been playing a pivotal role for the past 25 years in eradicating illiteracy from the country.
Ilmathon 2020 is an extravagant celebration of this 25 years’ journey that TCF and all its patrons have been part of. A journey whose aim from the outset has been the promotion of indiscriminate education which has manifested in 1500+ schools across Pakistan. Ilmathon 2020 is just that event that seeks to strengthen this resolve and serve the community.
The Citizens Foundation does not need any introduction. Without a shadow of a doubt one can say that it is the biggest not-for-profit organization in Pakistan, working to bring a positive change through the provision of education for the less privileged across the country. Started off 25 years back with the aim of removing barriers of class and privilege through the power of quality education that enables moral, spiritual and intellectual enlightenment, TCF has truly upheld its values of Integrity, Ownership and Continuous Improvement.
This unbridled commitment is reflected in the 2500+ less privileged students who are provided quality education in TCF’s 1567 schools.
What is Ilmathon 2020
To strengthen its commitment of providing quality education to the less priviledged of our nation, TCF brings to you Ilmathon 2020 in a bid to bring the community together and fill up the classrooms. After a decade long hiatus and with the incredible generosity of The Engro Foundation, ILMATHON 2020 is a celebration of 25 years of TCF’s mission to eliminate illiteracy across Pakistan with 1,500+ schools and more coming. It is a celebration of the community that has supported TCF’s mission. A celebration of the students whose lives were changed by the generosity of their fellow Pakistanis. And what better way to celebrate than to engage a community to give back together.
What’s in store for you?
The ILMATHON 2020 is set to take place on Sunday 9th of February, 2020 at Greenwich University.
Ilmathon 2020 is a fun filled Mela to be enjoyed with your family and friends. A place where you will have the opportunity to give back to the community and enjoy a day full of scrumptious treats and music.
Ilmathon 2020 brings to you the best of the best eateries from across the city.
And if you’re still not down with that, get ready to rock and roll with the Kashmir- The Band as they take the stage to mesmerize you with their unique playing style and soulful music.
Surprise, surprise! Clear your vocal tones to sing along Ali Tariq as he takes you on a magical experience with his effortless singing.
Tickets cost Rs. 500 per walker, and children under 10 walk for free.
Your ticket is also your fundraising envelope. Your goal is to raise enough money within your circle (friends, family, coworkers) to support one student for one year.
Tickets are available at:
- Xanders (All three locations)
- N’Eco’s Natural Store And Cafe (Both Locations)
- Espresso (Tipu Sultan Road and Shaheed-E-Millat Road)
- Dunkin Donuts Tipu Sultan Road
- Hobnob (North Nazimabad, Gulistan-e-Jouhar and National Stadium)
And yours truly, Ticketwala!
So what are you waiting for? Put your best foot forward to walk for a cause and enjoy a fun filled Mela with your family and friends and fill up your envelope to fill up TCF’s classrooms!
About the Author
Shallum David, a student of Social Development and Policy at Habib University but a musician at heart writes everything musical and at times on what is happening in the Training and Development world