Adamjee Life and Saylor Foundation Launch Pakistan's First Corporate Virtual Academy

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adamjee Life, one of the largest life assurance companies in Pakistan and part of the seventh-largest business group in South East Asia, in association with the Saylor Foundation (, a globally recognized US-based NGO providing free online education to individuals across the world, has launched the Adamjee Life Academy in Karachi.

The Academy will offer a range of Bachelors-level and Workplace Skills courses to Adamjee Life employees, group companies and their business partners. It is a learning and knowledge-sharing platform providing a selection of the latest training modules and courses, with the objective of developing highly-qualified and well-equipped financial service professionals.

The courses, which will be provided completely free, include Time and Stress Management, Corporate Communication and Strategic Management, among others.

The Saylor Foundation's courses and certifications, addressed to a global audience, will not only help individuals gain practical, specific, work-related skills, but also help them grow within the organization and the industry.

Jeff Davidson, the Saylor Foundation's Strategic Initiatives Manager, said, "We believe curated and vetted OER has an important role to play in global workforce development and this partnership with Adamjee is a great example of a company recognizing the promise of open education."

Adamjee Life will be giving preference to potential and existing employees holding Saylor Foundation certificates, and going forward such individuals will be provided better growth opportunities.

The launch of the Academy was held at a local hotel in the presence of the Adamjee Life Senior Management team and some Media personnel. While addressing the audience, Mr. Fredrik de Beer said "I am delighted to announce the launch of the Adamjee Life Academy, with the aim to provide easily accessible, high quality and free of cost Virtual Learning opportunities to Adamjee Life and our distributing partners' staff."

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About the Saylor Foundation

The Saylor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to make quality education freely available to all. To this end, we employ experienced faculty to design college-level, professional development, and Common Core-aligned K-12 courses from the wealth of material available on the Web. Today, the Foundation's free education initiative at provides nearly 300 free online courses to anyone with an Internet connection.Saylor consulting professors have attended and have taught at many prestigious public and private institutions, including Princeton, Emory, Harvard, University of Virginia, the University of California system, Carnegie Mellon & NYU.

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