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Aug 13, 2018

Hacking for Education

By Sumbal Bashir

20+ teams, 60+ aspiring entrepreneurs, 4 education challenges, 20+ partners & mentors, & 48 hours of hacking That’s just a snapshot of NIC Hacktivate – A Hackathon for Education hosted by National Incubation Center (NIC) Islamabad from 28 to 29 July 2018, in collaboration with Ilm Ideas 2. The hackathon brought together students, educators, innovators,…

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Feb 20, 2018

The Power of Networking

By Agha Hamza

All of us have heard and read statements such as, ‘Networking is a powerful tool for everyone in business,’ or ‘Work the room, don’t let it work you’. But how many of us have truly benefited from this, or have actually tried networking professionally? Public speaking and networking can be daunting and intimidating, especially if…

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Jan 11, 2018

SIX QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU ENTER THE EDUCATION MARKET IN PAKISTAN

By Sahar Habib

Ilm Ideas 2 is pleased to share a brand new practice paper, “Six questions to consider before you enter the education market in Pakistan.” You can view the paper here in the Research section of the website.

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Nov 30, 2017

WHY IS EDUCATION INNOVATION IMPORTANT?

By Sahar Habib

At Ilm Ideas 2, we work with a variety of companies and organisations implementing innovative and sustainable solutions to address critical education challenges in Pakistan.

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Oct 13, 2017

KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM’S EDUCATION MELA

By Mahreen Sohail

Last week Knowledge Platform hosted an Education Mela with the support of Al-Farabi Islamic School and Degree College in Nilore, Islamabad. The 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.

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Sep 29, 2017

PARWAAN SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMME

By Sahar Habib

The Parwaan school readiness programme provides quality early childhood care and development opportunities to children aged 3 -5 years in low-income communities, while also creating employment opportunities for young adults. Parwaan provides high quality, sustainable and affordable early childhood education to children, so that they are better prepared for school. At the same time, Parwaan…

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Aug 17, 2017

SABAQ’s JOURNEY SO FAR

By Sahar Habib

SABAQ is an education solution designed to supplement regular instruction at school in primary grades and to provide out-of-school children (OOSC) with access to high-quality content that helps them develop literacy and numeracy skills. Designed to be engaging and interactive, the content includes animated video lessons, interactive exercises, live-shot video lessons, and story-based instructional content,…

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Jul 24, 2017

AZCORP’s EXCITING NEW COMIC SERIES

By Sahar Habib

AzCorp Entertainment’s “Jasoosun Sheba and the Private Detectives” is an exciting new series of comics centred around a group of friends, Sheba, Reemi, Qulsoom, and Majid, and their pets Tufaan and Jaanbaaz. Each issue, of 36 in total aimed at children in grades II to V, will find Sheba and her friends solving a new…

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Jun 20, 2017

MeraSABAQ makes learning fun

By Komal Ashfaq

It’s another day at the Qurtuba Government School in Shireen Jinnah, Karachi. The dilapidated walls are covered in brightly coloured paint. Small children sit at their desks, enthusiastically calling out answers as their teacher writes questions on the blackboard. The stone floors are dusty and there is no electricity. It’s chaotic and noisy, but the spirit is unmistakable – the children are eager to learn.

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Jun 20, 2017

Feeling the pebbles under your feet

By Helen Kamal

We’ve been evaluating a lot of proposals recently at Ilm Ideas 2. These are written submissions from businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial support to scale up their education innovations. Reading them has put me in a reflective mood. How useful is a written proposal anyway? Would a presentation, pitch or video convey just as much (if not more!) than 12 pages of text? Does the requirement of a written proposal put some applicants off applying? Does it favour others?

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