What We Talk About When We Talk About Pitching to Investors

Companies, like people, have visions and resolutions in place at the beginning of a new year. Like an individual trying to become healthier and happier, we too set new targets and think about achievable milestones and goals. This year, with the aid of a grant from Ilm Ideas 2, an education innovation programme funded by UK Aid from the Department for International Development, Knowledge Platform will be setting up digital learning centres in 200 low-cost private schools across Pakistan. These centres will be equipped with our blended learning solution—Learn Smart Classroom—that caters to middle and high school students. So how will we achieve the goal of implementing 200 low-cost private schools in 2018? On 4 January 2018, as the rest of […]

Government Officials from CADD and FDE praise the Jazz Smart Schools Programme

Islamabad, January 25, 2018 – On Thursday, January 25th 2018 officials from the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) visited IMCG G-10/1 in Islamabad. The visit took place so officials could witness Knowledge Platform’s blended learning solution which has been implemented in 75 all-girls public schools across Islamabad under the Jazz Smart Schools project. The solution, complete with hardware, curriculum-aligned content and clickers in 75 all-girls schools is now being used across Pakistan. Jazz, Pakistan’s largest telecommunications provider, is the Programme Sponsor and the  Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) are Programme Partners. The Director General of FDE, Hasnat Qureshi, was present for the solution demonstration. He was […]

IMSG G-11/1 & Jazz Smart Schools: A Photo Essay

Islamabad Model School for Girls (IMSG) G-11/1 is housed in a beautiful school building. The entrance is reminiscent of castles, the grounds are large and spacious, the students are bright in blue and white uniforms. We’re there to witness a class in one of the school’s newly set up digital learning centers under the Jazz Smart School Program*. Under the umbrella of the program, Digital learning centres have been set up in 75 all-girls public high school across Pakistan. The centers are equipped with a laptop fully loaded with Knowledge Platform’s curriculum-aligned content and clicker based assessments. This morning, the students appear a little nervous. This is because they’ve been told teams from the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and […]

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 […]