Home >> Corporate >> Covestro provides boost to STEM Learning in India, sets-up 4 mini science centres in G-Noida
Covestro provides boost to STEM Learning in India, sets-up 4 mini science centres in G-Noida

India CSR News Network

NEW DELHI: Covestro, the global manufacturer of high-performance polymer materials, in collaboration with STEM Learning Pvt Ltd, today inaugurated one of the four mini science centres at Jesus & Mary Convent School, Greater Noida. The other three science centers are installed at  Ft. Agnal School, Subhash ChandraBose Inter College and Dayavati Inter College in Greater Noida.CSR of Covestro

In continuance with its efforts to promote science education in India, the mini science centres established by Covestro and STEM Learning aim to enhance awareness among teachers and students about the value of learning, with a special focus on science and mathematics. The initiative also encompasses a unique teachers’ training program and facility maintenance for two years.

With a mission ‘To make the world a brighter place’, Covestro aspires to provide innovative solutions, which change the lives of people for better.  Science education in India is facing several challenges today. The basic problem that has persisted since independence is our inability to provide schools with labs and equipment to be used while teaching science. The mini science centres are a  powerful and innovative tool to revolutionise science education and make it increasingly accessible.CSR of Covestro and Science Education Stem Learning (4)

These centres are an extension of a workshop conducted by Covestro India in New Delhi in October 2016, which was intended to drive STEM Learning among children; especially girls.

Speaking at the inauguration of the centre, Richard Northcote, Chief Sustainability Officer, Covestro AG said, “Covestro aligns its CSR activities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in order to contribute to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the the societies in which we operate. We believe these centres will benefit the youth of this area and contribute significantly to better enable these schools to build our children’s future, enabling them to make the world a brighter place tomorrow.”CSR of Covestro and Science Education Stem Learning (1)

Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro (India) Private Limited,“A robust culture of science and technology needs to be supplemented by sufficient infrastructure. After the success of Covestro’s STEM workshops we have been taking active measures to lend  infrastructure support to our mission of promoting science education in India. Through such initiatives we will continue to push boundaries and enable a  knowledge and research driven economy.”

The proposed centre will be placed closer to Covestro India’s plants and office locations. Proximity will help Covestro employees to voluntarily dedicate more time for the initiative.CSR of Covestro and Science Education Stem Learning (3)

Ashutosh Pandit, Founder, STEM Learning, stated that he valued the growing partnership with Covestro to create a science revolution in India. He added, “STEM’s working science models are devised by experts with a close eye on the young, less-privileged children. Every school’s progress is mapped on regular intervals by us. We are bringing quality education to the rural regions, which will truly transform India. STEM has given a platform to thousands of students to create their own projects and their growth has been phenomenal.”

With 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,600 people (full-time equivalents) at the end of September 2016. Find more information at: www.covestro.in

the author

India CSR (indiacsr.in) is a news portal in the domain of CSR, live since 2009. India CSR welcomes your stories, comments on issues that interest you, feedback, comments from your side to make it more purposeful and resourceful, will carried in. indiacsr.in is designed, updated and maintained by CSR India Corporate Social Services Pvt Ltd. (CIN: U93000CT2012PTC000120). Contents available at indiacsr.in are non-fiction. Though all efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, readers are advised to verify with the indiacsr.in and/or source(s). Twiteer: https://twitter.com/INDIACSR. Find updates at https://www.facebook.com/indiacsrnetwork Statement, articles, views and contributions can be sent to editor@indiacsr.in.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Contact

    India CSR News Network

    CSR India Corporate Social Services Pvt Ltd

    CIN: U93000CT2012PTC000120

    Registered Office: House No.222, Krishna Vatika, Boirdadar, Raigarh - 496001 (Chhattisgarh) INDIA

    Mumbai: India CSR, 208, Sangeet Palaza, Marol Naka, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059

    New Delhi: India CSR, M-65, Panther Lane, GK-1, New Delhi

    M: 91 (0) 99810 99555 (Rusen Kumar)

    E: editor@indiacsr.in (Only editorial)

    E: info@indiacsr.in (Only business proposal)

    W: www.indiacsr.in

  • About Us

    We welcome your feedback, comments, suggestions and ideas. We are also interested in finding new data sources, sponsors for our site and our partner sites, and organizations who would like to work with IndiaCSR to help change the world. The website has been founded by stalwarts from the industry and is growing steadily to become an inspiring network of business people working towards the common goal of sustainability. Mission: Our mission is to support practitioners and organizations in building responsible and sustainable business in India and in this way to contribute to sustainable development of societies at large.
  • Privacy Policy

    What is this Privacy Policy for?

    This privacy policy is for this website and served by IndiaCSR and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

    read more..

  • Partner with us

    Whether it’s through our B2B or CSR partnership programs, partnering with India CSR can help you to increase business network, build your brand, and expand your reach worldwide. India CSR has always believed in the advancement of information technology & communication, learning, and education, playing a key role within those knowledge communities for generations.

    read more..