An international Google delegation of Google Cloud, Google for Education, and Google Workspace teams based from Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Australia visited Pakistan last week upon the invitation of its country partner, Tech Valley Pakistan. The aim of the visit was to explore the potential of the education and public sectors of Pakistan so that they can be transformed using Google’s latest tools and technologies.
The one-week visit started off with on-ground meetings in Lahore, where the delegation met different private sector schools and colleges to assess their current capabilities and future plans for adopting technology to make the learning process more effective.
The delegation also met with the Punjab IT Board to assess the IT landscape of Punjab and how interventions can take place to facilitate schools, colleges, and startups.
The delegation, along with its country partner, Tech Valley, also visited the Ministry of Federal Education and attended an LOU signing ceremony between Tech Valley and the Ministry that aims to utilize Google tools and technologies to work for out-of-school children, who have a devastating high number of more than 22.4 million.
Under the LOU, parties will work to provide chrome books for government schools and conduct teachers’ training to equip them with the right tools. The delegation also visited the Ministry of IT & Telecom and discussed the upcoming Cloud Policy and introducing the latest Google Certification courses in Pakistan.
The delegation also called upon the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Mr. Pervaiz Ashraf, and briefed him regarding their current initiative of digitizing processes and communications with the Digital Innovation Hub at the National Assembly.