Deloitte + Topyx + Aman Lara + Afghanistan

07.18.22 08:06 PM Comment(s) By Paul Jacobelli

Deloitte, Topyx and EdTek Services Lead a Group of Companies to Help Aman Lara Provide eLearning Training Opportunities for Afghan Immigrants

On Monday September 26th, 2002, a group of technology, training and consulting companies, including EdTek Services, Deloitte, Interactyx, Valemount Consulting, Learn eCORE and theValueExchange helped celebrate Aman Lara's 1-Year Anniversary and announce a partnership to provide 350+ Soft Skills courses to over 3400 Afghan refugees brought to Canada in the last 12 months.

This event was some time in the making due to a few hard bumps in the road. The first date had to be postponed when a power failure swamped the entire downtown Toronto area.  Huge thanks are due to Deloitte for offering their ultra-modern downtown event space and finding us an alternative date when the lights went out. The second date got sideswiped by Hurricane Fiona which hit the Maritimes hard and nearly grounded our host for the evening, the Hon. Peter Mackay.

Peter spoke eloquently, passionately and directly about how Aman Lara has worked under very difficult conditions to bring over the Afghan allies who assisted Canada's military, diplomatic and aid staff for two decades. With this partnership, EdTek and Interactyx will offer 350+ Soft Skills courses, at no cost, through the TOPYX LMS to assist Aman Lara as they resettle and transition these families.

"Landing in a strange country can be terrifying," says Brian MacDonald, executive director of Aman Lara, "but equally as scary is the process to transition to your new home. We are thankful for the commitment from Deloitte, Topyx, EdTek, Valemount Consulting, Learn eCORE and theValueExchange to support our anniversary event and this valuable training program."

"We are excited to be working with Aman Lara, EdTek, Deloitte Canada and all the partner companies to help raise awareness of the challenges facing these Afghan immigrants," states Simon Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Interactyx. "Topyx has long been a proponent of doing good while doing well and with EdTek we plan to duplicate this initiative for the Afghan people who assisted the United States during our 20-year mission and are now being brought over to the U.S."

"We heard about Aman Lara's 1-Year Anniversary to celebrate bringing over 3400 Afghans to Canada and I thought about the stories my four grandparents told about moving to a new country. So, I knew we had to help," Paul Jacobelli, President of EdTek, said. "We could not have done this alone and are grateful to key supporters at Topyx and Deloitte Canada and the other partners for immediately saying yes to assist with Aman Lara's Anniversary event and this training program."

About Aman Lara:

Aman Lara is Pashto for Sheltered Path and is rooted in the organization's deep connection to the people of Afghanistan. Aman Lara's is committed to support the evacuation and resettlement of 40,000 Afghans to Canada and expand to help others escape peril in their own countries.

About EdTek Services: 

EdTek Services partners with small to medium-sized companies, non-profit organizations and education institutions and offers consulting, training, hands-on administrative support and technology solutions as a package that enables its clients to deliver top-quality online training and education.

About Interactyx:

Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX Learning Management System (LMS), is a global eLearning software company with head offices in the United States and Canada. TOPYX clients include global users across all industries, including Fortune 100 public companies to midsize private companies, nonprofit organizations, associations, governmental agencies and educational institutions.

About Deloitte:

“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients.

About Valemount Consulting:

Valemount Consulting principals collectively bring over 50 years of experience and domain knowledge in FinTech, RiskTech, and RegTech. We offer business, technology & risk advisory services to help our clients achieve unique success. We work with organizations of all sizes - from global to startup - across financial services, insurance & other sectors, to help them reach the peak of their potential across all domains required for success. 

About #theValueExchange:

#theValueExchange works across the financial services community to make a quantitative, industry-based case for transformation. Whether you’re a broker dealer looking to build an investment plan for the year ahead, a fund manager CEO looking to decide where to build a competitive edge or a technology company looking to commercialise your next big product launch, #thevx is here to provide data-based insights that will help you make the right case for change.

About Learn eCORE:

Learn eCORE's founders have created a number of courses on protecting human research participants to teach the relevant federal regulations and policies. Since 2009, their online human subjects research courses have trained millions of individuals worldwide. They recognize the continued need for accessible, cost-effective, and expert online training on the protection of human research participants and other related research compliance topics.

Paul Jacobelli