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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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May 25, 2017

Ilm 2 Grantees meet the Govt of Punjab

By Farheen Hussain

Over the course of the two years of its implementation, Ilm Ideas 2 has gone back and forth on how to work with the public sector in the education innovation space. Can the government innovate? There are examples of dynamic civil servants and politicians pioneering innovative new approaches to improve public service delivery. However, the…

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