Changing the World by Teaching Coding
Ms. Sadaf Rehman will be talking about “Changing the World by Teaching Coding” on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 2pm PKST.
Venue for in-person attendees: SBASSE 10-202
Online attendees can join via Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84696584740?pwd=UGxqQ3YzL2xVdjc5czV6Z3BGNmlCUT09
Purpose of the Seminar:
We would like to speak about our experience with teaching children coding, the bottlenecks we have faced with scaling, and how we have to re-think traditional teaching models in schools, and how college students in STEM fields today can help in building a better future not just for Pakistan but for other low-resource countries that are grappling with a tech-centric future.
About the speaker:
Sadaf has nearly two decades of experience in Pakistan's nonprofit education and skills training space, driving positive social change for youth. She has previously served as Pakistan Country Director for Generation Youth Employment, a McKinsey-founded skills training nonprofit. She also served as technical advisor to the Punjab Skills Development Fund, a $200m semi-government fund created by the Government of Punjab and DFID. Her previous experience includes The Citizens Foundation, the world’s largest chain of nonprofit schools, and Acumen Pakistan, an affiliate of Acumen, a US-based impact investment fund. She has consulted for LUMS, a leading not-for-profit university, CIRCLE Women, a grassroots digital & financial literacy nonprofit, RAVI Foundation's Infinity School of Engineers, and Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation (PCHF), among others. She is also the co-founder of Codeschool. pk, an ed-tech STEM program, is reaching students in 10 countries. She trained as an IB instructor in 2017, has an undergraduate degree in computer science and math, and an MBA from LUMS, where she received a gold medal for first place overall.
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