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UAE-based company acquires EdgeMakers

EdgeMakers

Top officials at the signing ceremony.

Inayat-ur-Rahman

Coded Minds, a leading education technology company, has taken a giant stride towards expanding its product as well as geographical footprint by acquiring an EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, an innovative education company in the United States and Canada.

Headquartered in San Francisco, USA and Calgary Alberta, Canada, the acquired company provides cutting edge STEM/STEAM, Innovation and Leadership Education, Professional Development and Design Thinking programmes for kids and teachers in Canada, the US and rest of Americas.

Omar Farooqui, Founder and President of Coded Minds, said this is the first time a 100 per cent acquisition has been made by a Gulf-based private education company in the US and Canada. “EdgeMakers, elite 50-member education team, will merge into Coded Minds and become part of its global educational offerings,” he said.

Farooqui, a Saudi national, announced that following this acquisition, the global best practice and STEM 2.0 curriculum will now be available in all regions where Coded Minds is operating currently.

Dr Gina Cherkowski Founder of EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab believes that the merger is an opportunity for the company to contribute in improving the quality of education in different parts of the world.

“Being part of a global company will provide us an excellent opportunity to be global leaders in 21st Century education through our innovative new partnerships in the Middle East, throughout Asia and across the globe brought about through this transaction,” she said.

“I am confident that by strengthening our overall core expertise through this acquisition by Coded Minds, we will be able to make a significant impact in developing nations globally. There is no better way to serve humanity than investing in education,” she added.

“Our rapidly changing world needs talented people who can solve the world’s most pressing problems through flexible and innovative thinking, technological fluency, and a globally-minded perspective.”

Farooqui further stated that Coded Minds is on a mission to close the education skills gap and prepare students of all ages for the post-Fourth Industrial Revolution world in the 21st Century.

“We have reverse-engineered education with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum. We empower children and adults to be creative, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs in their quest for knowledge,” said Farooqui.