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The Disruptor in Education
Omar Farooqui, the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Coded Minds, on imparting critical thinking and skills needed for the 21st century that even robots cannot attain. His innovative approach may be the answer most have been waiting for.
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DUBAI ACADEMY TO TEACH KIDS FOR DH1,000 A YEAR
“Keeping in mind the students’ circumstances, Hope Academy has not kept any particular criteria for admission. “We just take a brief interview of the child and then decide which class we can put him in. We have grouped children according to a loose age-group for example children between 4-6 years in one class; 6-8 years in another class and so on,” Farooqui said.
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PAD, CODED MINDS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN NEED
“Dedicated to the UAE’s Year Of Tolerance, Coded Minds, a Dubai-based global iSTEAM and leadership education company, has started a community initiative to support students who cannot continue their studies because of financial constraints.”
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В ДУБАЕ ОТКРЫЛИ СУПЕР-БЮДЖЕТНУЮ ШКОЛУ
“Учащиеся с детского сада до восьмого класса – в возрасте от 5 до 15 лет – будут изучать основные предметы: информационные технологии, математику, естественные и общественные науки и английский язык.”
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Dubai’s Hope Academy to offer Dh1,000 per year education for children forced to drop out of school
“Our aim was to make education accessible for everyone. Children cannot just stay at home. Providing coaching at only Dh1,000 a year is a radical change in the ideology of education as a business as the fee is significantly lower than even affordable schools,” says Omar Farooqui – Founder of Coded Minds
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DUBAI-BASED FIRM CODED MINDS TO HELP POOR STUDENTS PURSUE EDUCATION
“We are offering education coaching to students who are missing out on schools because of the family’s financial difficulties and their parents. For just Dh1,000 per year, we will provide core STEM learning to the students and will be available all across the UAE.” – said Omar Farooqui, Founder of Coded Minds.
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Education needs role models and attention
“The idea of education needs to be reinvented in Pakistan and the role of school and teachers needs to change.” – says Omar Farooqui. Because of low completion rate, only 33.2% of the Pakistani population has some sort of secondary education (United Nations Development Program, 2014).
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Coded Minds with Apna Karachi FM 107
Omar Farooqui, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Coded Minds, with an interview with Apna Karachi FM 107 and on an inspirational roller coaster behind the organization’s history.
New kid on the block
“If schools adopt this fledging education system, learning may become easier and more interesting.”
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Coded Minds with Radio 89.1FM Channel 4
Omar Farooqui, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Coded Minds, started off his morning today with an interview with Radio 89.1FM Channel 4 At Coded Minds, we are always about redefining learning! Hear us out
Furthering the Future of Education
“On one hand technology is advancing at an exponential rate but the education system has stagnated,” says Omar Farooqui
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When a father’s love for his son, becomes the seed ground for an education revolution in the region…
“A stagnated quality of education in the region is not ready to cope with the challenges of rising unemployment and future opportunities. Hence the parent decided to take the leap….”
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Saudi-Based Coded Minds Plans To Invest In Pakistan’s Education Landscape
“Coded Minds, a Saudi based global investment firm is all set to invest in the educational sector of Pakistan, with the aim of revolutionising education on modern technological lines”
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سعودی کمپنی ’کوڈڈ مائنڈز ‘پاکستان میں تعلیمی ٹیکنالوجی میں سرگرمیاں شروع کرنے کو تیار
سعودی کمپنی ‘کوڈڈ مائنڈز ‘پاکستان میں تعلیمی ٹیکنالوجی میں سرگرمیاں شروع کرنے کو تیار”
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Saudi’s Coded Minds to invest in UAE’s education sector
“JEDDAH — Over the past few years, the education sector has maintained steady focus on developing technology-driven teaching methods.”
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Coded Minds value reaches Dhs40m
“Coded Minds, a fast-growing education technology firm, has announced the closing of its latest round of funding from a single investor, Arabia Investments.”
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Coded Minds closes funding round with Arabia Investments
“The investor calls this as ‘responsible investment’ which is in line with UAE Vision 2021 & Saudi Vision 2030”
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Coded Minds closes funding round with Alarabi Investments
“We are also excited to be part of Coded Minds’ noble agenda of spreading knowledge among the next generation around the world. It is our mandate to invest in next generation’s disruptive businesses with mass scalability in the GCC and beyond”, says Mohammad Alghaith, CEO of Alarabi Investments.”
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Dubai-based education-tech disruptor closes funding round
“We are committed to forming new education paradigms for our children, in order to equip them with the right skills and prepare them for future challenges,” says Omar Farooqui“
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Alarabi Investments Becomes Shareholder In EdTech, With $2.7M Investment In Coded Minds
“We are committed to forming new education paradigms for our children,” says Omar Farooqui“
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“Our job is to make sure children are taught through practical project-based learning using various kits,” says Omar Farooqui“
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سعودی ماہر تعلیم کا پاکستانی تعلیمی نظام میں ٹیکنالوجی شامل کرنے کا عندیہ
“While speaking exclusively to Dawn News, Omar Farooqui shares expansion plan of Coded Minds in Pakistan and his meeting with President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi.”
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Govt reviewing education methods to adopt latest development skills: President
“In a meeting with Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Coded-Minds Omar Farooqui, President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi said the government was reviewing education methods in the country to align them with latest development skills and tools based on technology…”
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Experts considering Pakistan destination of technology advancement: Alvi
“While talking to the founder and chief innovation officer, Coded-Minds Omar Farooqui, President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi has said that it was encouraging to see technology experts considering Pakistan as a destination of technology advancement and supporting the government’s initiatives to transform Pakistan into knowledge based economy….”
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Coded Minds value reaches Dhs40m
“People are scared because they are not ready to face the future. They are not ready because future subjects are not taught in schools. We have to reskill and retool ourselves to be ready for the future,” said Omar Farooqui, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Coded Minds”
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The Techno Revolution in Education with Omar Farooqui
“No textbooks? No theory? No grading system? Meet Omar Farooqui, the man who is determined to revolutionize education with technology by giving kids the interactive platform to learn tech subjects that will become the new normal as they get ready for jobs that don’t yet exist.”
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‘Pricey STEM education not good enough’
“Omar Farooqui, founder and chief innovation officer of Coded Minds, said the [TOWN HALL] event will be organised every quarter to allow parents and students to voice their concerns and frustrations regarding STEM education”
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Interview with Omar Farooqui – Chief Innovation Officer, Coded Minds
“Mr. Omar Farooqui from Coded Minds who is introducing a new approach to educate youth of Pakistan, away from the conventional methods of schooling applied for centuries.”
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“Omar Farooqui talks about Coded Minds expansion plans in Pakistan and why AI education is crucial for Pakistani students…”
“Omar Farooqui talks about revolution in education.”
“Saudi Arabia to be at forefront of AI training”
“Omar Farooqui, Founder & CEO of Coded Minds explains why he quit his day job, and now teaches coding to kids.”
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When Robots Take Over
“The purpose behind Coded Minds is to change the education system.”
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Arab countries need to improve education systems, says UN official
“The Public (school) sector needs a complete revamp of standards from top to bottom of school operations.”
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Dubai ruler launches free Arabic e-learning platform
“Education is everyone’s right.”
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Saudi entrepreneur on a mission to teach programming to Pakistani students
“A change will come when the youth of today will be empowered with the right tools for the technology of tomorrow.”
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UAE schools need to offer the ‘language of the future’ in regular lessons
“Even if they don’t want to be a software engineer, it can help them in other areas.”
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He teaches UAE kids to make games rather than play them
“Coding teaches you logic, critical thinking, and creativity. It teaches a child to be creative by himself instead of being told what to do”
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