Over the last 40 years, Beaconhouse School System has developed into one of the largest educational systems in the world. Established in November 1975 by Nasreen Kasuri as the Les Anges Montessori Academy for toddlers, Beaconhouse has since grown into a global network of private schools, institutes and universities.

“We endeavour to and will continue to extend our reach so that meaningful, accessible and affordable education is readily available to all children”

Nasreen has played a significant role in the development and advancement of education in the private sector in Pakistan and has helped to bridge the gap between expensive quality education and affordable quality education.

Nasreen is very supportive of and has encouraged, women empowerment in the country. Under her wing, Beaconhouse is a female-friendly organisation and 62 percentile of employees and a considerable number in the senior management are women.

She is the chairperson of the board of directors of the Beaconhouse National University, the first non-profit liberal Arts University of Pakistan of, which Beaconhouse is the principal sponsor.

She has also served on several boards and committees some of, which include the Queen Mary College for Women, the National College of Arts, the Education Advisory Board of Pakistan, World Wide Fund for Pakistan, Sanjan Nagar Education Trust and the Punjab Education Foundation.

Kasuri has a Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology and History from Kinnaird College, Lahore; an MBA from TRIUM, the graduate programme of New York University, London School of Economics and École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris.

Kasuri is from a well established political and business family and was one of the pioneers in this area in Pakistan and her performance is an excellent example of the marriage of entrepreneurship to the availability of opportunity.

The Beaconhouse School System is said to be one of the world’s largest: having received an infusion of a significant amount of foreign capital provided by a private equity fund it has gone beyond Pakistan’s borders and established in some cases acquired school systems in Africa, the Far East and Britain. BNU is providing instructions in communications, IT, visual arts, architecture and economics.

“I am committed to serving the community by providing quality education of an international standard within our cultural framework in our schools across the country”

This one example provides a good illustration of how women’s advanced education and acquisition of modern skills have begun to change the social and political landscape. Well qualified women with right kinds of skills have decided not to stay at home and build and care for their families. They are increasingly becoming professionals and occupying high level positions.

“I feel privileged to be part of an organisation that has a long tradition of dedicated service for the nation. First and foremost, we are committed to serving the community by providing quality education of an international standard within our cultural framework in our schools across the country. We are one of the largest privately owned schools in the world with more than 241,139 students in caring and dedicated staff. Our schools offer the finest facilities, which include state-of-the art computer laboratories, fully equipped science laboratories, well stocked libraries, teaching aids and other essentials necessary for an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. It has been 38 years since the Beaconhouse School System came into being and over these wonderful years we have grown from strength to strength and made significant contributions towards the quality and standard of education in Pakistan. We believe that every child has a right to education. We endeavour to and will continue to extend our reach so that meaningful, accessible and affordable education is readily available to all children. It is with this firm belief in the right for quality, accessible and affordable education that The Educators came into existence. We hope to forge a strong alliance with all those who believe in and share our vision by inviting them to join our cause,” Nasreen is quoted to have said.

Nasreen has been lauded for her services to the education system of the country. She was part of the Pakistan Power 100 honours outstanding achievers in London, rubbing shoulders with Abdul Sattar Edhi, Naeem Zamindar, Zouhair Khaliq, Tehmina Durrani, Monis Rahman, Namira Salim, Naeem Ghauri, Rashid Rana and Amin Gulgee.Nasreen Kasuri is a source of pride for the entire country.

Achievements

A Prevalent Education System

Nasreen Kasuri heads the Beaconhouse School System, which has developed into one of the largest educational systems in the world. The school system has gone beyond Pakistan’s borders and established in some cases acquired school systems in Africa, the Far East and Britain.

First Non-Profit Liberal Arts University

Nasreen is the chairperson of the board of directors of the Beaconhouse National University, the first non-profit liberal Arts University of Pakistan of, which Beaconhouse is the principal sponsor.

Pakistan Power 100

Nasreen has been lauded for her services to the education system of the country. She was part of the Pakistan Power 100 honours outstanding achievers in London, rubbing shoulders with Abdul Sattar Edhi, Naeem Zamindar, Zouhair Khaliq, Tehmina Durrani, Monis Rahman, Namira Salim, Naeem Ghauri, Rashid Rana and Amin Gulgee.

Saira Agha – AUGUST 24, 2015

Source: dailytimes.com.pk