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Tech Valley Hosts "School in a New Light" Event, Exploring the Future of Education with Google for Education in Karachi

On June 7th, 2024, Tech Valley, a Google for Education partner in Pakistan, celebrated the success of their “School in a New Light” event held on June 6th at PC Hotel Karachi. The event brought together leading educators, school administrators, and technology experts to explore how technology can transform the learning experience for students and empower teachers.

The agenda featured prominent speakers and insightful discussions. Umar Farooq, CEO of Tech Valley, kicked things off by exploring how Google for Education tools enhance teaching and learning. He showcased practical applications of these tools in real-world classrooms, demonstrating their impact. 

Harris Sufian, Country Lead for Google for Education, presented the merits of Chromebooks as the leading device for K12 students. He focused on affordability, security, and the ease of management for schools, making a compelling case for their adoption. 

Chris Betcher, a Google for Education representative, delivered a thought-provoking session on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of education systems. He outlined the potential of AI to personalize learning and increase student engagement, sparking lively discussions.

A captivating fireside chat with Ali Ahmad Khan, COO of Beaconhouse School System, a leading Google for Education reference school in Pakistan, was a highlight of the event. Khan shared their experience with implementing Google for Education tools and their vision for the future of education technology. The insights from a successful early adopter like Beaconhouse proved invaluable to the audience.

The event culminated with a keynote speech by the Honorable Governor of Sindh, Mr. Kamran Tessori. He emphasized the government’s commitment to improving education standards and acknowledged the transformative potential of technology. Mr. Tessori stressed the importance of collaboration between the government, educators, and technology partners like Google for Education. He highlighted this collaboration as key to creating a brighter future for Pakistani children.

The event concluded with a Q&A session and networking opportunities, allowing attendees to delve deeper into the topics discussed and explore potential partnerships. This engaging format fostered a collaborative environment for all participants.