CSR: Merino Laminates Conducts Teachers Training Program in Hapur

 

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and install a love for learning. – Brad Henry

Teachers play an extraordinary part in the lives of children for the formative years of their development and the importance of teachers is something that cannot be measured. They involve themselves in molding their students into responsible citizens of their country.

Within a school, if teachers are well trained and if they are intellectually alive, then only success is ensured.

And for this reason, Under CSR Initiative of Merino Laminates, Merino Laminates & STEM Learning joined hands to empower teachers with easy teaching aids. With 65 table top models of Mini Science Centre, teachers can now teach complex scientific & mathematics concepts with ease.

On 28 th March 2018, Teachers Training Program was conducted in Swami Vivekananda Arunoday Vidhyalaya, Hapur. The session begun with Idol Pujan of Swami Vivekananda. Total 10 teachers were present, out of which 6 belonged to science and math subjects and rest from other subjects. The teachers were trained to bridge the gap between textbook knowledge and inquiry-based learning.

CSR Merino Laminates Conducts Teachers Training Program in Hapur

Mrs. Bhavana Sharma, Science teacher, Swami Vivekananda Arunoday Vidhyalaya, Hapur quoted, “Models of Mini Science Centre will be helpful for the students in learning process as they will understand the concepts by hands-on activity with text books concepts.”

Miss. Radhika Agarwal, Math’s and Science Teacher further added, “These models are interesting and easy to handle and explain. This models helps students to learn in better way.”

“The school majorly focuses on the education of children from slum areas & provides Day Boarding especially for girls’ literacy. It is well maintained and the students are disciplined.” Said by Aadesh Patil, Master Trainer. He further added that, “All the teachers are knowledgeable so session went well and in a friendly & joyful way.”

The Mini Science Centre & Teacher’s training programme were supported by Merino Laminates.


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CSR: RCF inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Alibaug

CSR: RCF inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Alibaug

With the motive of giving back to the society, Rashtriya Chemical & Fertilizers collaborated with STEM Learning and set up Mini Science Centre at RCF Secondary High School, Kurul. RCF gave a thought on the importance of enlightening young minds with the basic concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and provided access to hands-on learning with Mini Science Centre (MSC) .

As a responsible Corporate Citizen, RCF believes that it has responsibility to all stakeholders, including the Society in and around its physical areas of operations. The company believes that it has to ensure optimal utilization of resources by promoting sustainable and inclusive development to benefit the society.

The Mini Science Centre was inaugurated on 20th March 2018 at RCF Secondary High School, Alibaug with the motive to develop hands-on learning among 694 children. The event became gracious with the presence of Mr. Hemant Kulkarni- G.M. (HR & Administration), Mr. Talwalkar – Senior Manager (P.R.O), Mr. Chowdhary – D.G.M. (Administration), , Mr. Deshmukh (Administration), Mr. Dhopkar P.R.O & Mr. Sadanand Shetty (Marketing Manager, STEM Learning).

Mr. Kulkarni emphasized the importance of Inquiry based learning and requested school teachers to fully utilize the facilities provided to them by RCF & STEM Learning.

RCF inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Alibaug

Where everybody just talked about quality education as a problem, STEM Learning came up with a distinct vision of solution as priority towards education. We join hands with corporations and help them in allocating their CSR in the field of educating underprivileged children.


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CSR: HINDALCO MAHAN Conducts Teachers Training Program in Singrauli

 

CSR: HINDALCO MAHAN Conducts Teachers Training Program in Singrauli

CSR: HINDALCO MAHAN Conducts Teachers Training Program in Singrauli

Technology is upgrading day by day and hence to achieve its maximum potential; it must be harnessed and implemented properly. This requires that the facilitator, the teacher must possess a certain set of knowledge and skills to understand how and when various teaching aids best support their curricula. And so teachers must also be provided with the proper training before being handed new teaching aids.

We at STEM Learning provide teachers of remote location schools with easy to handle Plug & play models (Mini Science Centre) & proper training so that they can teach students efficiently. Because, if teachers won’t exactly know how the models work then how can we expect them to enlighten students. So for achieving the goal, it is made sure that the teachers are trained properly.

Recently, HINDALCO MAHAN collaborated with STEM Learning and installed Mini Science Centre at Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. After the installment, a successful Teachers Training Program was conducted by the trainers of STEM Learning. 5 teachers were trained during the program with the purpose of bridging the gap between textbook knowledge and enquiry based learning. 3 HINDALCO MAHAN CSR co-ordinators were also present. The whole program – Mini Science Centre & Teachers Training were supported by HINDALCO MAHAN.

CSR: HINDALCO MAHAN Conducts Teachers Training Program in Singrauli

Mr. Jay Prakash Pandey, Science Teacher, Sarswati Shishu Mandir quoted, “Such kind of teaching aids are very useful to us for teaching purpose , please provide such training for time to time to keep our knowledge updated.”

Mr. Prabhakar Bais, CSR Cordinator – HINDALCO MAHAN shared his views, “The models provided by STEM Learning are very good; also the training session was very fruitful for all the teachers including us. It was very interesting and we enjoy it.”

There are some corporations that do not consider social welfare as their responsibility. On the other hand, there are firms like HINDALCO MAHAN which tries serving back to the society in each possible way they can. And we need more firms having same positive attitude towards the society for the betterment of our future.


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CSR: RCF conducts Teachers Training Program in Alibaug

 

CSR: RCF conducts Teachers Training Program in Alibaug

CSR: RCF conducts Teachers Training Program in Alibaug

Teachers are often faced with the challenges at various levels of academic progress. Knowing how to connect with all students regardless of their aptitude level is critical to ensure that the educational material is effectively disseminated to each student. Armed with the knowledge of how to make learning engaging & fun, teachers can more readily maintain academic requirements.

On 15th March 2018, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) aligned with STEM Learning and conducted a Teachers training Program at RCF Secondary High School, Kurul. 10 teachers were trained to bridge the gap between textbook knowledge & inquiry-based learning. Smt. Meena Yashwant Kund, Science Teacher, RCF School quoted, “All Mini Science Centre Models models are good and easy for students and teachers to handle. It is a very good combination of fun, play and cultivating scientific outlook in students mind.” Mrs. A S Lele, Science Teacher added “Math’s models are very good, it produces curiosity among students. It helps students to be engaged in learning activity.”

The Training program went on very smoothly. Teachers were very enthusiastic and interested in learning the working of plug & play models. Even though the school was one of the centres of Board Exam, still they provided the best facilities they can.

CSR: RCF sets up Mini Science centre in Alibaug

The trainers were also very satisfied by the Teacher’s Training Program. The locality of the school was very beautiful and peaceful. The Centre room was nicely managed , all the models were kept at proper distance. Teachers with adequate basic concepts gave instant real life applications after demonstration. Principle of the school also attended the training program.

With the motive of giving back to the society, corporations collaborates with STEM Learning and helps in conducting Teacher’s Traning Program, so that teachers are well informed to enlighten students. As a responsible Corporate Citizen, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) believes that it has responsibility to all stakeholders, including the Society in and around its physical areas of operations. The company believes that it has to ensure optimal utilization of resources by promoting sustainable and inclusive development to benefit the society.

 


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You need to be a genius to choose Career in Science – Reality or Myth?

 

You need to be a genius to choose Career in Science – Reality or Myth?

You need to be a genius to go into Science – Reality or Myth?

In a recent global survey of the state of Science, they tracked the efforts different countries are putting into science training. The survey was conducted in 14 different countries comprising both developed and developing economies. On the developed side, there’s Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, UK and the US. Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia and South Africa were also surveyed to provide a picture of the attitudes in emerging economies.

The research included the information regarding how the public viewed science. The results were pretty encouraging, as it was noticed that despite of cultural differences, people consistently feel that science has an overall positive impact on global society. About 90% of people were hopeful about the technology they felt science would enable, and 87% found its results fascinating. Similarly, more than 90% felt that science drives innovation.

But there is no rose without a thorn i.e. there are some areas of concern which does not understand the importance of science. Most people don’t recognise the impact science has on their daily lives & younger ones view themselves as sceptical of science. There is a common myth that science is only for geniuses. The majority still believe that the ability to understand science is proportionally equivalent to the one’s IQ level. The other problem is the attitude of parents. They may want their kids to get a solid science education, but if they’re indifferent to science themselves, their encouragement probably isn’t going to stick.

A strong majority viewed scientific progress as being important to society as a whole. But far fewer said that science was important in their daily lives, and most said they simply never think about science. Not surprisingly, these individuals are more likely to view science as boring and rate themselves as knowing little about it.

We at STEM Learning believe that Science & Technology is the real future. These are the tools which will help mankind in beautifully carving the future of the world. We have the vision that every child must be aware of the basic concept of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Every possible step is taken at STEM Learning so that we can spread interest about science among youngsters and an ecosystem can be built around science.

For developing the interest for science among underprivileged students, we provide them with Mini Science Centres which comprises of 65 tabletop plug & play models 33 colourful backdrops. By partnering with like-minded corporate through CSR, STEM Learning provides quality science education to students in the remotest corners of India. We opted for teaching students practically so that they overcome the fear of mugging up science concepts. And we believe that when they experience learning practically, the concept adheres to the mind effortlessly.


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CSR: Monsanto India aims to transform Educational opportunities in Marathwada

 

CSR: Monsanto India aims to transform Educational opportunities in Marathwada

Monsanto India inaugurated 11 Mini Science Centres in Marathwada
Monsanto India inaugurated 11 Mini Science Centres in Marathwada

Education is the passport to the future, tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. And to prepare the underprivileged children for the competitive future, it is necessary to enlighten them with the fundamental concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

A move made by Monsanto India Limited in partnership with STEM Learning and United Way of Mumbai (UWM) will bring a drastic betterment in the life of underprivileged children in Maharashtra. 20 Mini Science Centres will be established in Government schools across Marathwada region at Maharashtra. The aim is to benefit over 10,000 school children over a period of two years between 2017-19. Monsanto is an agriculture company and hence chose drought-affected region- Nanded for the establishment of MSC.

The concept of Mini Science Centre was introduced by STEM Learning, in which students have access to 65 hands-on tabletop plug & play models and 33 colour coded backdrops. All these amenities help to make learning a fun and interesting process. Through these models, students learn quickly and they don’t find studying boring.

11 Mini Science Centres had already been established this year on 9th February, the remaining would be launched in the coming year. Prachi Nautiyal, Director of Corporate Partnership UWM; Pratapsingh Kale, Territory manager, Traits- Monsanto graced the inauguration event with their presence. It was an overwhelming experience as they came to visit an area like Nanded which is far from metros like Mumbai & Pune.

CSR & Sustainability Lead, Monsanto India, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra quoted, “Science is a fascinating subject. The concepts taught using textbooks often limit students understanding and consequently reduce their interest to learn more. Setting up of MSC’s will enable children to explore concepts and also provide a better understanding of Science”

Peer to Peer Learning at Mini Science Centre – CSR Initiative of Monsanto India

The concepts taught in the MSC are NCERT and Maharashtra state board approved concepts, providing practical knowledge for the students of class V to X. The models, backdrops and manuals are in local languages which help students as well as teachers to understand concepts efficiently.

The enhancement provided by Monsanto India & STEM Learning in the learning process will eventually end up in benefitting not only the students but the entire country because a whole new group of underprivileged children will also be the bright part of this competitive world.


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CSR : HINDALCO Inaugurate Mini Science Centre at Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh

 

CSR: HINDALCO Inaugurate Mini Science Centre at Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh

IAS officer Mr Rituraj, SDM Devsar Inaugurating STEM Mini Science Centre at Singaruli

Corporate Social responsibility is a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment in which it operates. The term generally applies to think out of the box and choosing the most appropriate way for social welfare. And “an investment in education pays the best interest.”

HINDALCO believes in “Winning smile… touching hearts.” Long before CSR found a place in the corporate lexicon, it was already textured in the group’s value system. For over 50 years, HINDALCO has worked in the hinterlands of India to better the quality of life of the underprivileged sections of society.

This time HINDALCO collaborated with STEM Learning and introduced Mini Science Centre at Shishu Mandir School, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. The Mini Science Centre will help to develop hands-on learning among 250+ underprivileged children. The vision was to provide underprivileged students with the opportunities as other normally get. They wanted to enlighten students from remotest areas with the fundamental concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The event became gracious with the presence of Mr Rituraj – IAS officer, SDM Devsar. HINDALCO HR Head – Mr Vishvanath Mukherjee, CSR Head – Mr Yashwanth Kumar, Rusen Kumar – Editor of India CSR Network, Marketing Manager of STEM Learning Mr Sadanand Shetty, also made the occasion overwhelming.

Mr Yashwanth Kumar quoted, “previously these kids were forced to go to the school but now the same kids are representing their state in various competitions.” While Mr Rituraj mentioned that “the place I belong to did not even have electricity, still I used to study for extra 6-7 hours after school under the lantern. Hard work always pays off, and today I am standing in front of you as an IAS officer.”

Chief Guest Mr Rituraj further thanked STEM Learning for coming up with the idea of Mini Science Centre. He asked students to take full advantage of the facilities that have been provided to them by HINDALCO and STEM Learning.

HR head, HINDALCO, Mr Vishwanath Mukherji believed that India will now get Engineers, Doctors and Scientists from Singrauli too. The interests show by the students in the region is so great that surely they will make their parents, region and the whole nation proud one day. Mr Russen Kumar, on the other hand, made students to take an oath that they will study 8 hours a day.


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Larsen & Toubro inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Navi Mumbai

 

Larsen & Toubro inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Navi Mumbai

Larsen & Toubro inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Navi Mumbai

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being a man. This makes the fact obvious that science plays a vital role in every aspect of life. On the occasion of National Science Day, Larsen & Toubro and STEM Learning collaborated to inaugurate STEM Mini Science Centre. A CSR Initiative was taken by Larsen & Toubro at N.M.M.C. School No.44, Talavali, Navi Mumbai on 28th Feb 2018.

Social infrastructure is indispensable for progress; L&T, as India’s leading builder of major infrastructure projects, is equally committed to developing projects that will contribute to the quality of life. This includes schools, hospitals, skill training institutes, water supply & distribution and sanitation facilities. And this time they aligned with STEM for benefitting underprivileged students in upgrading the education process.

STEM Learning focuses on making fundamental concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) available to underprivileged children. The initiative of introducing Mini Science Centres to the children of remotest areas will be proving as a great asset for the country.

The MSC will help children to develop hands-on learning among 550+ underprivileged children. In MSC children have access to 65 plug & play models and 33 colour coded backdrops which help students in enquiry based learning. It also resulted making learning process interesting and children having access to MSC now take keen interested in knowing more about the science concepts.

Larsen & Toubro inaugurates Mini Science Centre at Navi Mumbai

The inauguration event was graced by Mr.Anand Kurien- Head CSR, Dr Rajesh L. Patil – Head administration Control & Automation, Mrs Suvarna – CSR Coordinator along with other key stakeholders from L&T team. Mr Sandeep Sangve, Educational Officer, NMMC dignified the inauguration as a guest of honour along with Local Corporator, Mr Bhoir.

The step was taken by STEM Learning and Larsen & Toubro will be helpful in making STEM education available to everyone. Because knowledge is a must for every human being.


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63 Moons organised Inter-School Science Quiz Competition at Sindhudurg

 

 

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world. – Malcolm X 

Education is the only weapon through which we can win better future. And in the whole aspect of education, Science & Technology has always played the important part. Science & Tech concepts help a person to solve the problems that are faced every day or may come in near future. So for accelerating interest in STEM education in underprivileged students, a quiz competition was organized by STEM Learning under the CSR initiative of  63 Moons Technologies in Sindhudurg District.

At 63 Moons, they are committed to building strong social values and contributing to the welfare of society. Chairman Emeritus Jignesh Shah believes in giving back to society. As responsible corporate citizens, 63 moons have always expressed the concern and care by initiating and supporting deserving causes.

Likewise, we at STEM Learning help Corporations to allocate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efficiently for the education of underprivileged students. We believe that every child, no matter rich or poor has a right on education. Our focus is that all children from the remotest area must know the fundamental concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Under 63 moons CSR initiative, STEM Learning installed Mini Science Centres in 30 schools in the month of June 2017. On 15th November 2017, a scientist lecture was conducted where an eminent scientist Dr. Jayant Joshi -(BARC) Mumbai guided the teachers on the topic “Day to Day application of Science”. He explained why it is necessary to teach science with the help of exhibits.

Taking the journey further, The quiz competition was organized on 14th -15th February 2018 in which 675 students from 27 schools participated. The final round was held on 16th February 2018 comprising of 75 finalists from 17 schools competing with each other. 75 champions from 10 schools got felicitated by 63 Moons, which made them happy and acknowledged. The gala event was graced by Mr. Ketan Kothari, Vice-President, 63 Moons Technologies Ltd. & Mr. Vaidynathan, Advisor – 63 Moons Technologies Ltd.

STEM Learning is continuously succeeding in achieving its first and foremost goal that is spreading the magic of education in the most fun and frolic way and definitely reached this level by crossing all the obstacles with their spell of determination and enthusiasm where science is no more a boring subject and quiz are not terrifying and kids who were far from the privilege of being a part of our education system are now preparing themselves to contribute in India’s growth.


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Empowering Rural Teachers to Improve Quality of Education

A Trainer inspires people. He wants people to look at him and say “because of you, I didn’t give up”.

A trainer is a person who teaches skills to people and prepares them for a job, activity or a sport. In STEM Learning, we provide rural area schools with Teacher Training Program so that the teachers of these schools are well groomed to enlighten underprivileged students. The trainer explains the detailed information regarding Mini Science Centre models and backdrops to the teachers. But it isn’t as easy as it sounds. They have to face a lot of difficulties on their way to success.

It becomes difficult for STEM trainers to achieve their goal because of the various reasons. And these difficulties start from the very first step of reaching out to the schools. Even the facilities in rural areas become a big obstacle. Not only this, communicating to the school authorities become so tough because of the language barriers. But even after the inconvenience, our trainers achieve what they want to i.e. to empower rural teachers & benefit underprivileged students through Corporate Social Responsibility.

Mr. Adesh Patil, one of the STEM trainers shared his experience of Teachers Training Program with us. He talked about the difficulties faced by him during traveling, communicating and due to the timings. In rural areas, there are a lot of connectivity issues and almost no public transport. He said ‘a lot of time either we have to wait for long hours for a bus or we have to go by walking’, and this incident took place in Mahabubabad Telangana.

Mr. Tanaji Shinde, STEM trainer covers Teacher Training Program all over Maharashtra. He mentioned the problems they have to face due to the shortage of electricity. He said ‘Once in Dahanu, I was training in a school located in a forest area. While the training program was going on, we experienced a power cut. One of the teachers was so helpful, as she knew that this training would bring great benefit to her students, so she herself arranged an inverter so that training can be completed’. He added that teachers in rural areas are so supportive and they really hope that their students may achieve heights one day.

Rural area schools do not have enough teachers so only 4 to 5 of them can join in for the training program while remaining 2 to 3 have to be with the students, because of which trainers have to finish training as soon as possible. Even they have to decide which shift they must opt for training, either morning or afternoon because all the teachers cannot be trained in one shift.

“But when a student from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra made a fire extinguisher and another made a set-top box & a laptop cooler then all these obstacles became a mere memory to look back at. When students get benefitted by our training all the pain goes away and the thing that stays forever is pride. When we reach our goals the hurdles makes our journey more memorable.”, they added.


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