1st Education Mela in Nilore, Islamabad

On Saturday, 7 October 2017 Knowledge Platform hosted an Education Mela with the support of Al-Farabi Islamic School and Degree College in Nilore, Islamabad. Our team arrived at Al-Farabi school early in the morning to finalise arrangements with the school management. As always, Principal Iftikhar Ali Janjua was a gracious host and the strongest champion of Knowledge Platform’s Learn Smart Classroom. The Mela would not have been possible without Principal Iftikhar’s usual enthusiasm and support. Principals from low-income schools started arriving at 9:30 am along with teachers and Heads of Campuses. In total more than 45 principals and teachers were in attendance. It was heartening to see the existing camaraderie between school heads. It was clear they were joined in the […]

IMSG F-7/2 loves #JazzSmartSchools Classrooms

Knowledge Platform partners with Jazz to bring blended learning to girls’ schools This morning, our team headed out at 7am to Islamabad Model School for Girls in F-7/2. We were there to witness the Jazz Smart Schools project in action, along with the amazing team at Jazz including Ali Naseer (Chief Regulatory Officer), Ali Ibrahim (Head Corporate Responsibility), Anjum Rehman (Head of Communications and Sustainability), Arslan Naseer (Assistant Manager, Corporate Communication) & Zara Atiq (Internal Communications Executive). At the school, we first met the very excited Ma’am Robina Yusuf (Mathematics teacher extraordinaire) and the Principal of the school Ma’am Sadia Adnan inside the brand new Digital Learning Center established by Knowledge Platform and Jazz. Over the course of the next two […]

LSP 3rd Annual Education Forum

Islamabad – On Wednesday May 17 2017 Knowledge Platform hosted the Learn Smart Pakistan 3rd Annual Education Forum to celebrate the successes and stories of Learn Smart Pakistan and to discuss the Future of Learning. The Forum was divided into 2 Sessions. Session I discussed and examined the Future of Learning especially in relation to the K-12 curriculum, and the role of digital learning in the Pakistani context. It brought together some of the leading authorities in Pakistan’s education sector including Mr. Yusuf Hussain (CEO National ICT R&D Fund), Mosharraf Zaidi (Campaign Director, Alif Ailaan), Judith Herbertson (Deputy Head, DFID Pakistan), Athar Osama (Ministry of Planning and Commission) and Baela Raza Jamil (CEO, Idara-e-Taleem o Aagahi). During Session I, a […]

Employee Spotlight: Muhammad Tayyab Asghar

  It takes weeks to get Muhammad Tayyab Asghar to sit down for an interview. Initially we chalk this up to a certain strain of modesty but when he finally consents to talking about himself it is immediately apparent why the delay occurred. Tayyab is quietly brilliant and genuinely focused on his work. He is, it is clear, not a man who gives his time to something unless he can give it his complete and utter focus. This is why he is the perfect fit for Technology Manager at Knowledge Platform, a designation that requires him to continuously develop and implement new products. He is also the one of the main people driving the development of Ultrabot 10, one of […]

KP’s Revision Tactics 101

We’ve all been there. So we know what it feels like. It feels like all eyes are you. Your parents are closely monitoring your TV and internet intake. Your teachers are telling you how important these exams are. Your friends are practically buried under a fort of course books. LSP suddenly has past papers. Everywhere you look, you’re bombarded with this message: You HAVE to do well in these exams. Well we’re here to help. These tips will show you how to make productive use of your time while also making sure you stay healthy and relatively relaxed. If you have some tips of your own, be sure to write to us on our LSP Facebook Community page. 1. Devise […]

A Day in the Life of a Class 10 Student

The Fall Challenge has now ended. However, we’re so pleased by the relationships we’ve built with participants through LSP that we wanted to continue on in the spirit of community discussion. This week, Class 10 Siddeeq Public School student and LSP 2015 and 2016 (Summer Challenge) winner Yusra Nadir walks us all through a ‘Day in her Life’, which includes TV, studying, sleeping and praying.  Thanks Yusra for this blog post!  CHILL, YOU GOT THIS By Yusra Nadir Teachers, students and the parents of students have been questioning me on my study routine, my time table and my memory technique etcetera for years. They always hit me with the same question on every parent teacher conference, every result day, every time […]