The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a leading non-profit educating the less privileged children of Pakistan and Islamabad United (ISLU), a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and two time PSL Champions have partnered again this year for the upcoming PSL6.
ISLU has supported TCF’s work in the past and has helped in raising support for the cause through its platform. Under the collaboration, the ISLU team will continue to work alongside TCF to bring positive change in Pakistan by bringing more children off the streets and into schools and helping them become agents of positive change.
Regarding the partnership, Ali Naqvi, owner of Islamabad United said, “We have always believed that our duty and responsibility to Pakistan goes beyond our immediate work. We’ve taken pride in being a socially conscious and progressive organization, from our support of WWF-Pakistan to our continued association with TCF, we have always believed in presenting and promoting the best that Pakistan has to offer, while still using the platform of Pakistan cricket, especially the PSL, to achieve those goals. TCF is one of the most admirable organizations in the country, the work they’ve done, the lives they’ve changed are obvious for all. Our players have visited their schools over the past few years and this has only emboldened our partnership. Their belief in youth empowerment and education is something that we share, thus this partnership is a natural fit for us, and we feel happy to continue our association with TCF.”
Asaad Ayub Ahmad, CEO of The Citizens Foundation commented, “We are happy to continue our association with Islamabad United for PSL. Over the past few years our partnership has been a fruitful one: Islamabad United players have visited our various campuses in Lahore and Rawalpindi, inspired our students and raised awareness for the cause of education in Pakistan. Our aim is to remove the barriers of class and privilege to make citizens of Pakistan agents of change, and no one encapsulates that more than our national cricketers. We are glad that we are continuing our partnership with Islamabad United.