On December 12, Coded Minds announced that it will provide education to the children of a former journalist who is now working as a blue collar worker. It is the first ever international company which has come forward to support the mediapersons braving through the industrial crisis in the country.
According to the official announcement, Dr. Farook Rasheed A. Farooki, father of the Coded Minds’ founder Omar Farooqui, took the responsibility to provide funds for the education of six daughters of journalist Shakirullah, who is living in miserable conditions since losing his job two years ago to the crisis in the media industry in Pakistan.
On December 5, the Independent Urdu had published a feature story on Shakirullah, a journalist for the past 29 years in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in which he was seen working as a daily wage laborer to meet both ends. He had told the interviewer that his children were also expelled from the school over non-payment of fees.
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM and leadership education-technology company providing 21st century’s skill-based learning to students, from children to adults, in 16 countries, including UAE, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Canada, UK, USA and China.
Hope Academy is a project of Coded Minds which imparts world class STEM (Science, Technology, English and Mathematics) education to children at a disruptive price point, for as low as Rs1,500, in Pakistan to make it accessible and affordable to everyone.