Nearpeer Private Limited, a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform, and pioneer of digital and academic empowerment has been recognized as one of the Top Education Companies in Pakistan by BestStartup.asia
BestStartup.asia aims to showcase the latest innovations, breakthroughs and greatest companies across Asia. Its mission is to promote the greatest Asian companies, businesses and innovations on the global stage.
BestStartup.asia nominated several EdTech companies and startups broadly under the categories of innovation, growth, management and societal impact. Many companies were selected from which the top few were Nearpeer, Edkasa, Upskill, QueryCity, SABAQ, MyInstitution.net, Lincoln Method, Robokids. BestStartup.asia while mentioning the top companies said that, “These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches towards innovating the EdTech industry, and are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.”.
Nearpeer.org, an Ed-tech company, started by two LUMS alumni, offers online courses for intermediate level (FSc and O/A-Levels), professional qualifications (CA and CSS) and test preparation markets (MDCAT,SAT,ECAT,IELTS). It takes pride in inculcating the culture of Self-Learning in Pakistan.
Nearpeer seeks to empower the students by producing the course content that is engaging, effective, conceptually equipped and time-efficient, thus, giving the students complete control of their learning. By giving control to students, Nearpeer means students must be able to decide what to learn, when to learn, how to learn, how much to learn, and how fast to learn. Students must decide size, pace, and style of learning. Only this shall ensure that students are falling in love with learning.
The vision of Nearpeer is to see Pakistan as a nation-state where nobody is left behind in the pursuit of quality education. Its idea of the provision of quality education hinges upon accessibility. Considering that, Nearpeer deliver courses to all those students who cannot afford to study due to their lower purchasing power and thus give them free courses without any discrimination. Even though the price tag of the courses is four times lesser than the market prices yet Nearpeer has managed to give 150,000 USD worth of scholarships to over 30,000 students in the last 3 years, hence, continuing to achieve the United Nation SDGs 1, 4, 5 and 10. Nearpeer is working tirelessly to digitally enable the nation, and reforming the education sector or Pakistan because it believes that EdTech is the future.