Science had been a mystery subject for most of the kids here, as huge amount of theory often frightens them, rather than kindling interest in them
Adding to this, there had been a severe crisis of science teachers in Assam. Keeping the challenges in mind, the ant started Project Bigyaan or the Science on Wheels project. This project works at making science-learning, an exciting fun, rather a daunting task. The children receive laboratory expereince , which unfortunately had been a privilege for those studying in government schools here. We circulate what we call ‘Lab-In-a-Box’, a complete kit of demonstration and experiments in biology, chemistry and physics among a cluster of schools in one geographic area on a fort-nightly basis. To facilitate easier understanding and knowledge gaps, we also station our Science facilitators to support the teachers in this.
Number of students benefitting – 1761
Number of govt. schools covered – 23
Number of villages reached – 200
Science workshops conducted for Class 10 – 18
The ant was supported by Agastya Foundation in knowledge capacity and training. Also supported by grants from ChildAid Network, Germany and Nucleus Software Foundation, Delhi