CSR : Galway Foundation establishes 4 STEM Centres in Chhattisgarh

Teaching and learning is the most noble of all charities, says Sarabjeet Singh Arneja, Chairperson – Galway Foundation.

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NEW DELHI: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is a teaching method to literate the children through act and understand approach. Students can enact the theories of science and use the mathematics formulas in various models and experiments under this program. They can learn the concepts by enjoying its impact from the practical output.

Galway Foundation has been trying to be a helping hand in the field of Education. The Foundation has been working on providing training in computer skills through its Digitalya Program for empowering people Digitally. This program is available free of cost to the public. Galway Foundation has digitally enabled over 15000 students in past 4 years.

A survey of Students by NCAER across all levels revealed that 22% students from 6th to 8th grade wants to be scientist and 60% of them are interested in studying science. However, due to no or poor access to resources and lack of exposure to institutes offering science streams, minimal competent teacher’s availability, equipment, examples, lack of willingness to shift, language barriers are major challenge for the students to pursue their dreams.

With the STEM concept, the quality of education and access learning Centres are improved, especially for students from less privileged section of society. It promotes hands-on experience, self-learning, easy and interesting concept explanation to students. It encourages the students to understand the Science & Maths basics and physics engineering concepts to apply them in their creative manner.

Team Galway Foundation met Abhishek Singh, Member of Parliament of Rajnandagaon in Chhattisgarh, in CSR Roundtable on 5th Jan’17, where he was looking for some potential CSR to drive some socio-economic development programs in Chhattisgarh. Galway Foundation was one of the NGO partner in the event. With the emerging opportunity Galway Foundation took an initiative to propose our contribution for the same alongwith many other NGO present there.

With understanding the need of Science Education and acknowledging STEM Education’s significance, the Galway Foundation has partnered with STEM Learning Pvt. Ltd. for establishing the Mini Science Centers in the 1st stage of the pilot project.

It is our responsibility to encourage our children for education so that they become empowered for creating a better India. STEM emphasis on student’s analytical skills to enhance their constructive imagination.

These Galway STEM Centers are to be launched in Chhattisgarh by next month in following schools:

  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Salhewara, Rajnandagaon
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kodwagodan, Kabirdham
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Parsadih, Bilaigarh, Baloda Bazar
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Raigarh

Galway STEM Centre is being initially embarked in school program as it is based within the school premises with 65 plug and play models, 30 backdrops, and 130 Science & Math’s concepts. The program also works on empowerment of teachers for sustainability by way of Peer lead teachers training.

Good education does not mean to study hard and get good results however it is to conquer economic prosperity, social development, self-dignity and new things for better whole mankind.

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