Reskilling The Next Generation of Pakistan: Role of Public, Corporate & Development Sectors

To brianstorm with the cross section of society on overcoming the educational and employment crisis in the country, Coded Minds organized a talk Reskilling The Next Generation of Pakistan: Role of Corporate, Public and Development Sectors at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi on November 18, 2020.

Coded Minds’ Founder and Executive Chairman Omar Farooqui initiated the discussion, expressing his vision for the education revolution in the country which aims to eliminate the gap between rich and poor and public and private. Shedding light on the state of education, he said that the country was running on a 200-year-old system the concepts of which had become obsolete as new trends had arrived in the world.

“The world is learning Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science but here children were still being taught theories that have no significance in practical life. That’s why people having gold medals and multiple masters were unemployed because they were not skilled up for the real world,” he said.

He added that the vision of Coded Minds was to create the affordability and accessibility of STEM learning for every household in the country so that no one is left behind and this is only possible with public-private partnerships in the field of education. He said that Coded Minds aimed to provide quality education to 5 million out-of-school children in the country in the next few years.

The talk was divided into two sessions of 120 minutes. The first was on Empowering the Human Capital and the second on the Future of Education. Both of them included distinguished sets of panelists and were moderated by Farooqui himself. A large number of people from corporate, development and governments sectors attended the event as well as students and their parents. Coded Minds is an esteemed global iSTEAM and leadership education-technology company providing 21st century skill-based learning to students belonging to the 55 different nationalities in 16 countries of the world, including US, UK, Canada, China, UAE and Malaysia.

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