Mumbai – Pratham Education Foundation will cater 3300 students through Pratham electronics laboratory in the ‘Pratham Science Centre’ at Khalapur, Raigad, Maharashtra with better understanding on basic concepts of science and its applications.
The programme is launched in collaboration with Applied Materials India Private Limited.
“Our Vigyan Mitras at Pratham have implemented this programme to pique the interest of students by introducing the scientific thought process and honing their skills by engaging them with science models, experiments, technology and hands-on activities”, Jayashree Mane, Programme Head – Science Intervention, Pratham Education Foundation said.
“Our efforts were furthered by the grant received from Applied Materials India, and their team of ‘Science Fellows’ will help carry out workshops in the villages,” she added.
Pratham initiated Khalapur Learning Centre which reached children in severely under-served schools and communities located in areas that are challenging for multiple reasons including socioeconomics, difficult topography, and lack of connectivity.
“Applied Materials is pleased to support the valuable work of Pratham as it helps nurture the learning and development of children in underserved communities,” Om Nalamasu, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials, Inc. said.
The Khalapur Learning Centre is an important location for Pratham programmes and sees a regular inflow of visitors from national and international organizations, including government officials.