Agastya International Foundation, a charitable education trust, in collaboration with Honeywell India and the Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) in Khandsa village, Gurugram, organised a science exhibition to mark National Science Day. The project, which aimed at simplify the concepts of Science for the GSSS students, witnessed many young minds who showcased their model and explained various concepts like gravity, how the human body functions and how to use different from of energy work.
While talking about this project, Hariharan Ganesan, director-Partner relations, Agastya international foundation said: “We want to make learning more easy, fun and interesting for the underprivileged students who don’t get better education facilities at Government schools. We not only focusses on just teaching Science to the students but other subjects as well that spark young minds, make them more curious to learn and nurture creativity and instill confidence in them.”
Agreed Sangita Ghalay, head-CSR, Honeywell India and said: “Students in Government schools don’t even know what a test tube is. Thus such project based workshops means a lot to them as it not only makes learning more interesting but also apply some concepts in their daily life.”
Hailing from a small village and growing up with limited resources in a rustic ambience, these young minds are given a new name of the ‘young instructor leaders’ who demonstrated their project and answer the queries. One student talked about how her project on Persistence of Vision and tells you how it produces the illusion of movement when viewing motion pictures. Another student explained how human eye functions through the optic nerve that connects our brain and Iris that makes it possible for us to see.
The instructors from Agastya and Honeywell India have been playing an integral role in teaching these underprivileged children across 18 States where education system is not that strong. One of the instructors Ramesh Kumar Singh, emphasised on how to simplify the complex phenomenon of Science through activities and models that made teaching and learning more interesting. “We start the Class by making the students do simple activities. In the process, they themselves find out the answers and reasoning quite easily,” Singh says.
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