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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Nov 30, 2017


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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Aug 17, 2017


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


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

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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