Lahore - The Beacon house group has organised the latest in a series of A School of Tomorrow (SOT) conferences, A World of Tomorrow: Seeking Inspiration and Equilibrium in a New Age. The largest of its kind, this three-day event is bringing together members of the public with leaders and experts from Pakistan and around the globe to discuss emerging issues and share their vision for a brighter future.

The event took off on November 4, 2016 at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club with the opening ceremony. Beacon house Chairperson Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri gave a welcome speech in which she mentioned that Beacon house had adopted fifty public sector schools in Punjab to assist the Government in raising the standard of education in the province.

She expressed her vision to extend this initiative to other provinces of Pakistan. Chief Guest Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana lauded the efforts and emphasized the importance of taking a proactive role in the improvement of education.

Bank Alfalah CEO Mr Atif Bajwa Beacon house also spoke on the occasion.

 Beacon house Chief Executive Mr Kasim Kasuri presented the Punjab Governor with a token of appreciation.

The morning’s panel discussion was aimed at setting directions for the event.Panellists included renowned legal activist Kimberley Motley, Chairman PITB Umar Saif, artist Rashid Rana,Beacon house Director Education Dr Lawrence Burke. The session was moderated by Beacon house School System Chief Executive Kasim Kasuri. The five main dimensions of the event, on which the following two days will focus, were elaborated upon during this session.

The afternoon had a favourable turnout of attendees at the panel discussions, presentations and workshops which were specific to educators and practitioners in the field of education.Dr Lawrence Burke moderated a panel discussion with students on ‘The Future of Learning’ while Ms Andleeb  Abbas moderated another panel discussion on ‘Rethinking Educational Leadership in a New Age’. Ms Ayesha Kasuri led a presentation on ‘The Power of Project-based Learning’ while robotics expert Sibel Ahmad Mufti led a workshop on how to build a robot.

Discussions, interactive exhibitions and performances will continue as part of A World of Tomorrow over the next two days and will be open to the public.