In the bid to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education in the country, Pakistan’s first online real estate marketplace Graana.com has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with STEAM Pakistan.
The MoU was signed on 11th November 2022 by Farhan Javed, Group Director IMARAT Hospitality and Salman Naveed Khan, CEO of Pak Alliance for Maths and Science (PAMS).
It merits mentioning that the partnership with STEAM Pakistan is happening via the Pak Alliance for Math and Science Welfare Trust (PAMS).
STEAM Pakistan is a five-year project backed by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) which aims to advance access to STEAM subjects education to secondary school students. The program aims to curate, design, and mainstream STEAM education in 13,000 government high schools across the country by 2027.
Commenting on the importance of STEAM Education, Farhan Javed stated that academic-industry partnerships are one of the most impactful ways to grant the younger generation exposure to diverse fields of knowledge and skills necessary in contemporary times.
Graana.com is pledging support for the education of young girls and boys through the STEAM Safeer sessions whereby volunteer employees will deliver Safeer sessions in government schools.
The STEAM Safeer collaboration aims to inspire young girls and boys about various fields of education and careers in the future, with particular emphasis on girls’ education.
It is pertinent to state that the holistic motive of this understanding is to impart values of leadership, creative thinking, and hard work to the younger generation.
The vision is to break the taboos surrounding academic fields being limited to medicine or engineering and give the youth exposure to diverse fields of knowledge such as business management, real estate, public policy, marketing, design, and so on. Moreover, the goal is that when young students will see successful women participating in Pakistan’s economy and covering significant ground in their careers, they will be more accepting of women’s leadership and education.
It must be remembered that this is not the first time that Graana.com has been playing its part in developing a more equitable society in Pakistan by promoting the virtues of sustainable communities and quality education. It has been a year that Graana.com has been working on its widely-talked-about TameerSeTaleem project to promote quality education in Pakistan. STEAM Pakistan is another step further towards that mission.