Lamudi event focuses on local real estate market

Updated 12 June 2014
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Lamudi event focuses on local real estate market

The biggest names in real estate in Saudi Arabia came together under one roof for an assembly hosted by leading property platform Lamudi, a company of the Middle East Internet Holding (MEIH).
More than 15 key figures from the property sector attended the event in Jeddah recently, including some of the most high-profile property players in the Kingdom.
Representatives from Ahmad Al-Obeikan Company for Investment and Real Estate Development, Al-Faqeeh, Century 21 Jeddah and Tawasul Properties were among those present.
The event was a chance for the leaders to network and share ideas on the local real estate market. Khalid Alali, country manager of Lamudi Saudi Arabia, gave a presentation to guests on the company’s local operations.
Lamudi’s Global Co-Founder and MD Kian Moini said: “The event was a resounding success. The fact that we had such an overwhelming response just goes to show the strength of the local property industry, which is one of the main reasons we launched here this year.
Saudi Arabia has one of the strongest and fastest growing e-Commerce sectors in the Middle East. All guests agreed that the future of real estate in the Kingdom will be online.
Sood Mohamad Alamri of Platinum Real Estate Company, said: "Lamudi entered the Saudi market after achievements in several foreign markets and it has established itself as a leader in a very short period of time.”
Country Manager for Lamudi Saudi Arabia Khalid Alali said: “One of the key enablers to our early success is a focus on localizing our operations. As a Saudi national I prioritize hiring Saudi women and men.”
The biggest real estate brands in the Kingdom have already chosen Lamudi as their property partner, including Bussma, Edarah, Salman Ben Saedan, Al Obaikan, Al Argan and Century 21 Jeddah, the company stated.


Alef Education launches first project in US

From right, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education; Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone and chairman of NexGen Education; and Hanut Singh, CEO of NexGen Education and CEO of QBS Learning.
Updated 17 October 2018
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Alef Education launches first project in US

Alef Education, a UAE-based education technology company, has announced the launch of its Alef education system in the US.

The system will be used at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) schools in New York city, starting Oct. 15.

The Alef education system brings together a blend of the latest technology and pedagogical approaches geared toward learners of today. A key component of the system is the “Alef Platform,” which has three main pillars: 

•A fun and easy-to-use digital learning environment 

•High-quality digital content developed to engage and stimulate learning with a blend of videos, interactivities and games. 

•Real time data provided within each lesson to truly enable educators to support personalized learning and identify student strengths and weaknesses. 

The partnership between Alef Education and the Harlem Children’s Zone schools started in 2017 when leaders of those organizations met. The meeting included a review of best practices in pedagogy, instructional design, the use of technology, and the best ways to identify difficult concepts and detect struggling students early using data. 

Alef Education identified NexGen, an education technology startup based in New York City, as its US-based partner to carry forward the implementation of the program at the Harlem Children’s Zone schools and other school systems across the US. 

Geoffrey Alphonso, chief executive of Alef Education, said: “As a leading education technology company, we want to play a significant role in the creation of the next generation of innovative individuals around the world, and continue to provide the latest innovations in artificial intelligence-based and technology-driven education solutions within a holistic education system.” 

He added: “The implementation of our innovative education system in the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York city speaks of a quantum leap in our long-term mission to leverage technology to provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed, while also empowering teachers with real-time, actionable data.” 

Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York and chairman of NexGen Education, named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alef Education’s innovative education system into our schools in New York as of October 2018. Education systems across the world are witnessing unprecedented transformations and a transition to a more dynamic education based on new technologies. In this context, we have decided to adopt this program to further enrich the resources available to our students to ensure they have access to the best the digital education industry has to offer.”