The Mini Science Project is an innovative concept developed by STEM Learning and consists of 60+ table-top models that are designed as per the syllabus
Corporate today are on the lookout of new and novel ways to use their CSR funds effectively. A genuine step towards improving the quality of education in urban and especially rural areas would definitely interest them. And to make this possible, STEM Learning has launched Mini Science Centres (MSC) to promote experiential learning.
STEM Learning is a pioneer in installing Mini Science Centres at schools in India. So far, they have installed over 40 Mega Science Centres and 250+ Mini Science Centres in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan. Their aim is to reach one million students from rural as well as urban areas of the country.
The Mini Science Project is an innovative concept developed by STEM Learning and consists of 60+ table-top models that are designed as per the syllabus of SSC, CBSC and ICSE Boards. These models come with a two-year warranty and maintenance. STEM learning also provides training to teachers to improve the effectiveness of these models in English and other vernacular languages.
Corporates can sponsor Mini Science Centres, not just in their locality but anywhere in India, at Government Schools, Ashram Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya & Navodaya Vidyalaya and local self-governing rural schools as a part of their CSR initiative. "With the increase in number of companies looking for innovative CSR initiatives, STEM Learning comes across as an ideal partner. By associating with STEM Learning, corporates can play a pivotal role in improving the quality of education in India," said Ashutosh Pandit, Managing Director, STEM Learning.
A backdrop explaining the basic principle of the models is placed at the MSC and this provides branding opportunities to corporates. Along with this, branding can also be done on a sign board inside the centre and at the entrance gate. STEM Learning also makes sure that such CSR efforts by corporates are promoted through media coverage and various social media channels.
"We have provided the STEM Experiment setup to the Nicora High School having 60 experiments. It is giving excellent understanding of principles of physics. The students are also very enthusiastic to learn from this. I think it will help a lot in future for the Quality Education. Thank you very much," said D.M. Gandhi, GM Production Ankleshwar, Lupin Pharma.
Corporates can rest assured of the effectiveness of Mini Science Centres as STEM Learning provides a third party assessment report once the MSC installed. Currently, STEM Learning is setting up Mini Science Centres under CSR programmes of Lupin Pharma, JSW Foundation, Bank of Baroda, L&T Infotech, UltraTech Cement, Mazagon Dock Limited, to name a few.
Looking at the proven impact of experiential learning, sponsoring Mini Science Centres as a part of their CSR programme will go a long way in shaping the future of students.