STEM Learning’s CSR Program Implementation details from Madhya Pradesh region
Presence In Districts
Integrating STEM Learning in the education sector develops curiosity, inquisitiveness, critical-thinking, problem-solving, imagining, innovating, questioning and exploring, designing and building, testing and modifying their solutions to complex problems among learners. This modern way of teaching not only helps students comprehend the concepts and their applications easily, but also helps in implementing them for the progress of the society. STEM Learning is the implementing partner for the installation of Mini Science Centres (MSCs).
STEM Learning has partnered with Fullerton, GAIL, HDFC Bank, Hindalco, Hindustan Power, Lupin Foundation and Reliance to install MSCs in 28 schools of Madhya Pradesh. STEM Learning works with companies and develops creative initiatives to make sure that its objectives have the greatest impact when needed. STEM Learning seeks to establish viable, long-term and successful CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs in the area of education. The cities and districts of Raisen, Raghogarh, Guna, Ruthiyai, Hoshangabad, Khargone, Sagar, Singrauli, Anuppur, Dhar and Shahdol have experienced reformation in education.
The population of Madhya Pradesh has increased by 20.35 percent as compared to the last decade which is now 7.27 crores. The literacy rate is 69.32 percent as per the 2011 census (source: www.census2011.co.in). STEM Learning is on a mission to revolutionise the education system in India and has reached 23 states.
11,200 students have benefitted from the installation of MSCs. With the help of these exhibits, students are confident in their abilities and as a result peer-to-peer learning is seen among students which denote that MSC models empower students to become independent learners. Exhibits are light to carry, easy to use and enable a fun learning experience. These models facilitate a kinesthetic learning approach which provides a hands-on learning experience.
MSC models stimulate a proactive learning approach and propagate a tactile learning experience of the science and math concepts introduced in classrooms. One MSC is installed in a school which contains 80 table top models. These models can be carried to the classroom and it makes it easier for many teachers to have access to various models simultaneously. Since they are built keeping in mind the concepts learnt by students of classes 5th to 10th, they are a prerequisite in schools.
112 teachers are benefitted. The plug and play models have brought a wave of pedagogical reformation in the government schools. The exhibits are light in weight and can be easily carried to classrooms. The teachers utilize these models to simplify and explain various science and math concepts and theories. The thorough ‘Teacher Training Programs’ guide the teachers to use the exhibits to their advantage.
The skills and knowledge they’ve gained is used towards solving real world problems. The positive impact of the practical learning was showcased during the National STEM Awards 2020 held in February in Bangalore. 3 schools from Madhya Pradesh participated to display their STEM Skills.
The sustainable solutions of STEM Learning ensure a lasting impact. The concepts learnt by students in the classrooms with the help of the MSC exhibits stay with the students. It has been noticed that students who learn by understanding tend to retain information easily. The schools, teachers, students and parents now have faith in the transformation brought about by these models. Students have access to unique models that teach and equip them to have a bright future.