Pakistan’s First Ever Smart School Planned in Capital Smart City Islamabad

Smart School Planned

ISLAMABAD: It goes without saying that an education system is the pillar of an entire nation’s success. In line with this approach, a top housing society in Pakistan (Capital Smart City) has decided to develop Pakistan’s First Ever Smart School. The responsibility for the construction of this new project has been handed over to an Iraqi Architect named Zaha Hadid.

Schools are considered to be the most important source of knowledge for youngsters. However, Pakistan has always faced a lack of facilities and competent faculty in its educational institutes. The overall education system in Pakistan is still on its way towards development, and a large number of schools in all provinces face multiple issues and difficulties.

Nevertheless, a large number of corporate entities are now focusing on making the educational system more effective and knowledge friendly. For instance, Capital Smart City Islamabad has decided to construct Pakistan’s first ever Smart School, setting a benchmark for the educational system in Pakistan.

This article includes all the details and insights into Pakistan’s first ever smart school being developed in Capital Smart City Islamabad.

A Collaboration Between FDH and Alight Pakistan

Capital Smart City Islamabad is a project by the famous Habib Rafiq Pvt. Ltd and Future Development Holdings. This group is known for its iconic work in developing Bahria Town Islamabad. Recently, FDHL has come together with Alight Pakistan to plan this futurists project for the educational sector of Pakistan.

This initiative is aiming to provide free of cost education in Pakistan to more than one-million children who are out of school. As a result of this endeavor, the marginalized communities of Pakistan are going to benefit in a prolific manner. The overall agreement and terms of the MoU were signed between Alight Pakistan and Federal Development Holding at the FDH’s office.

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A Project for Free Education in Pakistan

Private schools in Pakistan are known to provide quality education to the children of the upper middle class and the elite class. This is primarily because of the fact that the lower-income citizens of the country cannot afford to pay the high fees of these private schools.

With the introduction of Pakistan’s First Ever Smart School in Pakistan, the low-income citizens are to be provided free quality education. According to the CEO of FDH Zahid Rafiq, this new project is set to provide quality education to the marginalized communities of Pakistan. Speaking at the occasion,

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Tariq H Cheema (Alight Pakistan Country Representative) said that this project is for the 22 Million children who are out of school. According to these statistics, overall 10% of the total population of Pakistan do not have access to any type of school.

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Zaha Hadid – Pakistan’s First Ever Smart School’s Architect

The design of this smart school in Pakistan was designed by Zaha Hadid (late), and then it was gifted to Capital Smart City management by a Doha-based Foundation named Education Above All.

Zaha Hadid is considered as one of the world’s top architects with over 950 projects in more than 55 countries around the world. In addition to this, the company has also won a number of awards for building some of the world’s most iconic buildings and infrastructures. Some of these awards include:

  • Award of Excellence for the Best Tall Building in 2020 (200-299m).
  • Structural Engineering Award 2020.
  • German Designs Awards for Excellent Product Design 2020
  • Frame Awards 2020 for Hotel of the Year.

These are just some of the awards won by Zaha Hadid for its exclusive work in the domain of architecture. Hence, it is assured that Pakistan’s first ever smart school is one its to become a major benchmark in the education sector.

Educational District by Capital Smart City Islamabad

This Pakistani smart school is considered to be one of the best educational institutes being developed in the housing society. The CSC management is one of mission to spread knowledge and awareness amongst people in a knowledge-based economy. This is why Habib Rafiq Pvt. Ltd has decided to build the first ever education district in Pakistan.

This educational district is currently under development in Capital Smart City Islamabad, and an MoU has been signed with National Defense University (NDU) as well. According to the prepared plan, a range of educational institutes of are about to be developed in this new educational district. As a result, this project is expected to become the next educational hub in Islamabad.

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