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CSR: Creating Tomorrow’s Scientists – Nurturing STEM in Tamil Nadu

CSR: Creating Tomorrow's Scientists - Nurturing STEM in Tamil Nadu
CSR: Creating Tomorrow’s Scientists – Nurturing STEM in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, a state from where India and science got A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, tends to produce more and more intellectual students. No matter students are from urban area or remotest one, everyone desires to be another Abdul Kalam. STEM Learning with the support of Redington India, reached out to the students of Grace Matric H. School, Ranipet and Govt. H. School, Kothapalli to provide them with the steps to fulfill their dreams and introduced hands on table top plug & play models which benefited 300+ students. STEM Learning also has introduced Mini Science Centres in Hosur & Cuddlore, Tamil Nadu.

Mrs. Tamaraik Chilvi, Science teacher at Grace Matric H. School said “Most of our students come from the rural areas so we had communication problem, we had to explain both in Tamil and English which takes too much of time and students got bored.” But after the successful implementation of Mini Science Centre (MSC), learning STEM became way more interesting for the students.

Mrs. Vanitha, Physics teacher, Govt. H. School, said “In Mini Science Centre, there are 65 working models which are very useful for the children and we are glad to have one, because STEM working model made learning easy and interesting.”

Dr. Kadilya, Principal of Grace Matric H. School, Ranipet quoted “On behalf of the management, staff and students of school, we thank Redington Team and STEM Learning for providing us MSC. The students have been greatly benefited through it. It makes the teaching resources easy and very much available for the students. And I am sure that MSC will be a great asset to our institution in the years to come. Special thanks to STEM learning for their initiative in making the education practical and fun to learn.”

STEM Learning continues to enhance education beyond books and we believe that this initiative will be an asset for the growth of the Nation.

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CSR: Encouraging Children’s Scientific Curiosity in Jammu

 

CSR: Encouraging Children’s Scientific Curiosity in Jammu

CSR: Encouraging Children’s Scientific Curiosity in Jammu

AGAR DUNIYA ME KAHI JANNAT HAI TOH
YAHI HAI, YAHI HAI, YAHI HAI.

Jammu & Kashmir, a state which is believed to be the heaven on earth has always been surrounded by politics, war, violence and appreciated for its beauty but was always neglected when it comes to duty.

In the Samba District, Jammu, STEM Learning played a very vital role in upgrading the education system for underprivileged students through CSR. We installed Mini Science Centre on 15th September, 2015 in Govt. H.S. School, Uttar Bihani. The CSR initiative was taken in collaboration with Lupin Foundation. Since then about 55+ students have been benefited. Mini Science Centre clarifies the concepts of science and tech more efficiently and help the teachers in making learning a fun process.

MRS. Romika Rajput, Mini Science Centre  in-charge Govt. H.S School said “Students get to learn so much in Mini Science Centre and enjoy it as well. Because it’s practical, students get to observe real objects and materials. They also get to learn laboratory skills. Their scientific attitude is being developed and learning by doing activity is generating interest”.

Aman Kumar, Student Govt. H.S School said, “There is a Mini Science Centre installed in our school unlike others, hence our school is different. The difference between me and my friends from other school is, they study in a school which doesn’t have Mini Science Centre, so they come to me for understanding the difficult concepts.” Aman always wanted to make a drone, he researched and found that drone has some limit up to which it can fly. Later when he observed floating fan in Mini Science Centre, he innovated that by adding more fans, the flying limit of drone could be increased.

Mini Science Centres are making students curious. Students are learning by observing STEM Mini Science models. Around 200 students now have access to Mini Science Centre in J&K district. It proved to be a huge help for the student.

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Upgrading Education in Himachal Pradesh through CSR

 

Upgrading Education in Himachal Pradesh through CSR

Upgrading Education in Himachal Pradesh through CSR
Priyanka Negi, Student from Government High School Nichar, Himachal Pradesh Handling STEM Model

Himachal Pradesh, the state well known for its beauty is covered by lower Himalayas’ all over. The high mountains seem to protect the state from the four corners. Moreover, they stand so bold and firm motivating people. Likewise, the students of Govt S.S. School of Urni & Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, will become an ideal for other underprivileged students. Because STEM learning & JSW foundation provided them with Mini Science Centres (MSC), which succeeded in upgrading the learning system.

STEM Learning reached out to the remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh (Urni & Kinnaur) where students walked for 2-3 kilometres to reach schools. We installed Mini Science centres in these schools through CSR with the aim of reaching out to the students. In MSC students have access to hands-on tabletop plug & play models and colourful backdrops which make learning easy and interesting.

Mr Suhas Diwan, Principal of Govt. S.S. School, Urni said “the Mini Science Centre that has been established by STEM Learning has all the working models so it has become easier for the Science teachers to explain the basic concepts to students” he further added “I heartily thank STEM Learning & JSW Foundation for providing such a wonderful facility to both the teachers and the students because of which the learning level of students has upgraded.

STEM Mini Science Centre

Priyanka Negi, a student of Govt. S. S. thanked MSC and said “it has given us such great optics to understand Science in a better way. She even told that beforehand the students just had to imagine the DNA and its working, but now they can study it through 3-dimensional models which make it easier to understand.

The journey from where we started and where we are is full of obstacles and difficulties. We can’t just provide the schools with MSC; we even have to train each teacher so that they can effectively teach the students. Also, people do not tend to have so adaptive nature, so it takes time for them to understand our vision and then to adapt it. A little progress each day adds up to the success.

This is not just our success. This couldn’t be possible without the support of our mission partners like JSW, who contributed their CSR funds towards the mission to promote science education among the rural & remotest areas of the country. An appreciation by media or government obviously makes us feel better but when we witness students reaching heights, the pride we feel is unmatched. When a student who is scared of science, when taught theoretically but creates their own innovations when provided with practical models and facilities, that is what our real success is.

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Temburli School – Rising above all the barriers

Temburli is a small village, remotely located in the Shahpur Taluka of Thane district of western Maharashtra.

Mini Science Centre in Temburli School – Temburli is a small village, remotely located in the Shahpur Taluka of Thane district of western Maharashtra. In absence of any public transportation, reaching out to this village is a big challenge. The village is yet to see full electricity and connectivity, making any means of communication a major challenge, including the otherwise ubiquitous mobile phones and television sets. This has had a significant impact on the educational amenities of the village like, keeping up with the scorching heat, communication issues, absence of well-trained teachers, etc.

Temburli has about a total of 158 students who go to the local village school. Education at Temburli school was average in absence of practical teaching methodology. Language barrier posed as a major hindrance, understanding the fundamentals could often become quite a challenge in the vernacular mediums of education. Remembering formulas and complex theories was very difficult. More often than not, kids would just end up mugging up the whole piece right off their textbooks and would be able to remember it only till their exams, and not after it.

With the STEM intervention through Mini Science Centres as part of the SS&C GlobeOp CSR activity, students were taught to use and experience a number of different models that connected with their syllabus. The teachers were trained to deliver things better, while making learning fun and by using more of practical experiments and models.

A CSR initiative of SS&C GlobeOp

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Students of Khar Danda School are now considering a career in Science

Students from the Khar Danda School have secured 2nd prize in the science fair organized under administrative officers’ school by presenting a beautifully designed working model on water cycle.

Mini Science Centre in Khar Danda School – In Khar Danda BMC School, students were not very keen in learning science as it was a subject that really gave them a tough time as they found it difficult to understand. Today, students from the same school have secured 2nd prize in the science fair organized under administrative officers’ school by presenting a beautifully designed working model on water cycle.

How did this happen? What changed the status of Science from being boring to so much more interesting?

The credit does go to Mini Science Centre, as 2 years back, STEM Learning took the school under its wing and science education in Khar Danda BMC School was given a boost by launching Mini Science Centre project in their school, as part of the JSW CSR initiative.

As part of this program, the school was provided with working models and raising the standards of the education imparted in the school. We trained the teachers to contribute to the teaching pedagogy. The results of this activity is changing the face of the school.

A CSR initiative of JSW Mumbai

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Lonkar School student wins the Science Fair Competition

As Mukesh got selected for district level science fair competition after endearing block level science fair competition

As Mukesh got selected for district level science fair competition after endearing block level science fair competition, it was evident that Mini Science Centre (MSC) has not only inspired him but also taken the entire concept of science education at Lonkar School to a different level altogether.

Mukesh, a hardworking 14-year old, 9th grade student from Lonkar school at Pune, strives to balance his education and work so that he can support his mother. He works as a newspaper distributor before he goes to school every morning. Mukesh is one bright, intelligent and a quick learner who loves science but due to family responsibilities, it was difficult for him to juggle between school and home.

He recalls the time when despite of having keen interest and knowledge, he never got an opportunity to participate in any competition. Also, lack of financial support from the family limited his developments too.

Mukesh gives major credit of his winning the science fair competition to Mini Science Centre (MSC) – a HSBC CSR initiative, as he thinks it is an innovative extension which makes learning easier, more experiential and less theoretical. It has helped not only him, but also other students in the school have a clearer picture of the science concepts in an interesting way, i.e. through working science models.

Mini Science Centre at Lonkar School in Pune was installed in July2016 under HSBC’s CSR initiative.