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Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) | Pakistan |www.fesf.org.pk

Share a short description about your company:  

Empowering the disadvantaged to achieve their full potential. 

What are the key trends you believe have the power to transform the way we learn?

The use of  of technology to develop low cost interactive digital content to capacitate both students and teachers - whether in formal schools, or even informal settings. This is a key in developing countries such as Pakistan, where the literacy levels are below 50% in many places.

The theme of EdTechXEurope 2018 is ‘Eternally Learning’. What does eternal learning mean to you?

Eternal Learning means easy access to continuous new knowledge, developments and trends in a language that is native and understandable to each culture or subculture. In the case of our target demographic, that would be Pakistan Sign Language.

What should the rest of the world learn about EdTech in your country?

Our Technology Based Deaf Education resources are the first of their kind in a country where persons with disability are highly marginalised. Deaf Reach is a pioneer in providing digital content that is not only able to reshape learning outcomes for Deaf Education in Pakistan but offer a low cost solution that can be modified and replicated in other countries across the world.

Why is it important for all players in the EdTech ecosystem to continuously connect, network and learn from each other?

Networking is key as it allows the sharing of information, knowledge, outlook and goals and can result in partnerships for funding, digital content, resource sharing, and technology.

How does your current role allow you to make a difference to education and learning space?

Deaf Reach, a program of FESF,  is the leading technology based Deaf education resource developer in Pakistan. With over 1.25 million Deaf children in the country, only 5% have access to education. Thus, low cost digital learning resources in sign language are a significant transformer in building capacity in both deaf children, and the untrained teachers working in this field. With the only branch network of schools for the Deaf in the country we have access to those working with the Deaf in both remote rural areas as well as urban centres. 

Who would you like to meet at the event?

Potential funders; digital learning resource providers.

When you think about joining London EdTech Week and EdTechXEurope Summit this year, what are you looking forward to?

We are looking forward to presenting a novel intervention to key players in the Edtech sector and to garner support for our projects, as well as networking with innovators and other pioneers in this exciting sector. 

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