Lenovo, in partnership with Agastya International Foundation has impacted over 6000 underprivileged students with their mobile science education outreach programs in India.
These education programs supported by Lenovo run in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Delhi providing hands-on education to the underserved students and teachers has garnered a total of and 94,413 exposures to date. By making experiential science education accessible to rural government schools, Lenovo along with Agastya Foundation is set to impart STEM education from resource-constrained communities.
“We ensure that there is continued support and learning for underprivileged kids. With Agastya’s flexible and far-reaching digital programs that maintain the connection between teachers and students, it is safe to say that blended learning is becoming the new norm in India.”- stated Rahul Agarwal, CEO & Managing Director, Lenovo India.
To reach out to more underprivileged students, Lenovo supports Agastya Foundation’s Science laboratory in Bangalore. The program caters to 1500 children annually generating 15000 student exposures and 100 teacher exposures in a year.
An exposure, simply put, is a measure of Agastya’s reach. It is the number of times Agastya has face-to-face interactions with an individual (child / teacher /community member) and each exposure is 2-3 hours in duration.
Lenovo also support 3 I Mobile Labs. The iMobile labs are small vehicles that are set up to carry laptops and have Lab on Tab a unique multi-sensory learning method containing digitized content for 6th-9th grades. In this program, local community youth are trained to be teachers on the iMobile Vans, thus creating an economic opportunity within the community. The program caters to 1300 students annually and 3900 unique children in total. In total, generating 39000 student exposures and 450 teacher exposures annually. These iMobile vans are functional in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Gurgaon.
One of the top highlights of these programs includes the new learning pedagogy of Explore, Play and Learn sessions promoting self-learning, questioning capabilities, and self-exploring capacities of students using the digital content.