Through innovative core programs, Agastya ignites that initial spark of curiosity in a child. This occurs in our labs, where teachers trained in our hands-on method excite students about science, art, and mathematics. While certain programs support the teachers, and others assist remedial students and dropouts, all are surrounded by the ecology classroom on our Kuppam campus.
The challenge: In a country as vast as India, with varied and difficult terrain, where many of the country’s underserved children live and attend school in remote areas, how do you reach them? Agastya has a network of Mobile Labs, which deliver science lessons and models to these children. Lab-in-a-Box and Lab-on-a-Bike are other innovative delivery methods.
When word of an Agastya science fair spreads, children come from near and far. They come on foot or by the busload. An Agastya science fair is colorful, crowded, and exciting! Children are exposed to working models they can see and touch. They learn about scientific principles. And chances are very good that they will be taught by students their own age.
Science centers function as hubs, where models and experiments are exhibited to visitors. Mobile Labs act as spokes, reaching out to students and teachers in more remote areas.