21st Century Skills
for Every Pakistani
Essential Skills for Success that
Schools Don't Teach
"Beaj ka English course zabardast tha! Humein waqe mein English bolne ki practice milli aur jo grammar concepts pehle hamesha mushkil lagay ab asaani se samajh aa gaye. Mujhe ab agli level karni hai."
"Career counseling bohot zaroori hai. Sab se ziyada zaroorat Class 8 mein hoti hai jab matric ke subjects choose karne hote hain. Uss wakt agar mere saath kisi ne career options discuss kiye hotay aur guide kiya hota ke kon se subjects lene se kya options possible hon ge, mein aaj bohot aagay nikal giya hota."
"Aaj kal bachon ko aagay nikalne ke liye Angrezi aur Computers aanay laazmi hain. Inn ke baghair hamare bachay peeche reh jaaein ge. Afsos ye hai ke school ye dono cheezein nahin sikhaate. Hum kahan jaaein apne bachon ko ye sikhaane ke liye"
Even after completing 10-16 years of secondary or tertiary education, millions of young Pakistanis graduate without the essential knowledge, tools and skills required to succeed in the 21st century. These include language proficiency and the ability to communicate effectively, digital literacy, and an entrepreneurial mindset to create alternatives to limited job options in an emerging economy. Making matters worse, most young people have nowhere to turn for career guidance or support in charting out viable paths. Neither schools, nor homes, nor after-school tutors offer this.
Limited access to essential knowledge and skills is a huge barrier to human agency that holds millions back from achieving upward socioeconomic mobility. There is a glaring need to democratize 21st century skills, making high quality skill development affordable and accessible to anyone who wants it. Beaj Education aims to tackle this challenge by creating high-quality, affordable, technology-based educational products that the Pakistani market currently does not offer. We have the ambitious goal of impacting the lives of over a million Pakistanis in 5 years.
Did you take English throughout school but still don't feel confident speaking it? Beaj helps you master English through beginner, intermediate and advanced course levels so that you can speak fluently, with confidence!
Confused about what subjects to take or what career path would be a good fit for you? We aim to help young people explore options, identify viable career goals and chart out a path to reach these.
The World Education Forum highlights digital literacy as an essential skill required to navigate the 21st century. Beaj aims to work with partners to offer affordable courses ranging from basic digital literacy to advanced computer programming.
Jobs are limited in emerging economies like Pakistan. Entrepreneurial skills are crucial to chart new paths, increase personal income and help the economy grow. Beaj will provide information and tools to help start and grow small businesses.