illiterate. It includes children and adults too.ccording to the Ministry of Education and Professional Training, 60 million of Pakistan’s population is
In Balochistan, only 7% of students can read and write.
And around 115 million children of primary school age are never enrolled in school.
The causes can be poverty, lack of accessibility to educational platforms and the conditions of schools in rural areas.
In an era, where the world is progressing with modern education, we still have a huge population who have never been to school.
But the question is who’s working to overcome this gap?
Considering this, today we want to introduce an educational startup Parhao.pk that aims to bridge the gap by transforming the infrastructure of education.
Their model doesn’t require school buildings but only an internet connection where students from all across Pakistan can get access to education.
Parhao.pk connects teachers and students and allow them to take one to one online classes according to their availability.
For instance, if you’re a student, and you want to enrol in a course and you also want the course to be available at a certain time, you can easily get access to it.
As the name implies, the platform is a huge resource for teachers to register their courses and teach online. This is a great feature because there are many great minds in our country who want to teach but have problems stepping out of the door.
Parhao will let them teach from their home.
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Not only for students, but parents can also keep the track of their children education as the startup will also give separate access to them.
It’s going to be Pakistan’s first educational online medium where only knowledge will be transferred.
Not only this, Parhao.pk is also going to be big for Pakistan’s institutions (schools, colleges, universities) as it will also help them access courses for their students and institutes can also market their courses through this platform.
To add more to its business model, it will also transform the traditional tuition system in Pakistan by bringing all courses on its platform so students can learn online, be it freelancing or other skills.
Also, it will be a huge resource for educationists and even content creators to sell their courses online.
Why is there a Dire Need for a Startup like This?
In Pakistan, you hardly see any tech startup that caters to spreading education regardless of gender, age, and level. Some have age boundaries, while others don’t have adequate resources.
But Parhao.pk will be a complete platform for teachers, students, and parents.
With its powerful slogan “Parho Gay Tou Barho Gay” it aims to make education common among the masses.
Since knowledge and learning are prerequisites no matter what field you choose, the startup is going to be a great addition to Pakistan’s education system.
Also, it will create vast opportunities for both teachers and institutions to spread knowledge through a credible platform. The more students enrol in the courses, the faster are the chances to create learned minds among the generation. And if it grows well, you can imagine the impact.
And also since our younger generation’s makes up 60% of our country’s population, it’s not right to waste these potential mindsets because of the lack of educational platforms. Parhao.pk perfectly caters to it and make sure the youth doesn’t remain deprived of quality education and massive learning.
In addition with the increase in diversification, students are no longer sticking to becoming doctors or engineers only. They want to learn art, craft, tech, space, aeronautics, social media, coding, and much more. Parhao will make sure, students get access to every subject they want to learn.
So, what leads to developing Parhao.pk?
Have you ever seen any Pakistani website where teachers, students, parents or guardians, all can connect at a single place for teaching, learning, and tracking respectively?
That’s where Parhao.pk comes in. It’s Pakistan’s first education hub whose only motto is to increase literacy ratio by digitizing operations within a click. It’s not only a website but a beginning of uncompromised education for everyone.
It looks like a game-changing startup, so let’s see how it sets among people. The company is in the Beta stage. First, it will launch in Karachi then in Lahore and Islamabad. And once it settles in the big cities of Pakistan, it will be operating across the nation.
With the overview, it seems like a promising startup. We really hope to see it soon in action because in Pakistan we can no longer afford lag in education.
And also, since remote education is going to be the future, it’s high time, we should start focusing on remote educational startups so together we can progress towards a bright future.
Parhao.pk was founded in 2016 with the vision to bridge education through an effective infrastructure to promote literacy across the nation. It’s a subsidiary of Oarce; an organization that works for the execution of innovation and to preserve and protect the strength of businesses.
Syed Amir Ali is the founder and CEO of both Oarce and Parhao. Previously, he also founded Tapif and Qinstructor for his passion to bring change through technology.
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