Partnership of SSF with IET to inspire the passion for technology among young people in rural India
Saraswati Seva Foundation (SSF) with the support from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) launched a STEM-C (Science, Technology, English, Mathematics and Computer) program to create ‘Tech Awareness Events’ in schools.
The programme aims to promote project-based learning (PBL) in schools and organises STEM-C classes for thousands of underprivileged children in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Along with the classes, the duet is also planning to assist students in making small technology-related projects.
Digital equipments to demonstrate and conduct DIY
SSF supplements the school teaching with the best-in-class resources using digital types of equipment. It has taken Robots, Humanoids, Segway, Multi-copters, Arduino, Micro-bits, Raspberry Pi etc. to demonstrate and conduct DIY (Do it Yourself) sessions with the students under its “Tech-skill the Youth Program” (TSYP).
STEM-C initiative combined with “Tech-skill the Youth Program” to expertise the youth in building micro-enterprises, develop scientific temper for further research or develop tech-savvy employees for SMEs and large enterprises.
Walking together to enhance the quality of education
IET signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the SSF to train and up-skill teachers in schools catering to underprivileged.
The foundation believes that STEM-C subjects, demonstrated through current scientific inventions help students understand its logic and application. SSF, along with its partners Innovant Prabal Labs and IET India, envisions to enhance the quality of school education, develop students’ interest in STEM-C subjects and orient them in local applications of cutting-edge technologies.
The alliance has set up the “virtual SSF – Prabal Lab” in schools to facilitate students do various technological projects. Additionally, the trio has also roped in private sector companies to provide trainers or subject matter experts who are passionate about helping school students in STEM projects.
Roadmap for students
Vivek Singh, President with Saraswati Seva Foundation said, “Indian non-metro cities and villages have hugely under-explored human capital. They can do wonders if trained and resourced with the cutting-edge technologies in their local contexts.”
SSF, in its second year of operations in Faizabad/Ayodhya region, is reaching out to approx. 20,000 under-resourced students across rural and urban segments for the STEM-C program and more than 5000 students for “Tech-skill the Youth Program” (TSYP).
Well, the foundation along with its partners helped students to learn through project-based learning as with this way they will learn to comprehend, express and remember information in a better way.