MUMBAI: It was the one of the biggest gathering for the year 2017 for all the major players in the field of CSR in the country. India CSR organized ‘India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards’ at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai on May 26, 2017. Mini Science Center, a flagship social project of Stem Learning Pvt. Ltd. actively participated the forum and exhibited its innovation in very innovative way.
The summit was a unique platform to all the stakeholders, including Central Ministries/Departments, CPSEs/State PSUs, Private Companies, NGOs/Foundations etc. for showcasing their CSR activities, sharing of their best practices and more crucially, an opportunity to connect with each other.
At their stall, Stem Learning displayed their science exhibits and other innovative learning models as their team explained their functioning to the visitors.
Early this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had emphasised that his government was committed to support the different streams of scientific knowledge from fundamental science to applied science with an emphasis on innovations. Realising the need to change the way knowledge is imparted at the grassroots level; Mr Modi instituted the concept of ‘Scientific Social Responsibility’ (SSR). Underlining the need to inculcate the concept of SSR akin to CSR, Mr Modi put the impetus on corporates to actively participate in developing science and technology centres across India.
Taking this mission of science education ahead, STEM Learning has showcased its innovation in the area of science models. They have been effectively using CSR route to harness the untapped talent of thousands of underprivileged children across India.
Ashutosh Pandit, Founder, STEM Learning said, “The feedback from visitors at CSR forum has been amazing. Representatives of leading corporates visited our stall to understand the science models and understand our success in providing quality science education to less privileged students. We can create customised CSR plan for organizations to reach out schools across India. Together we can build scientific temper amongst students who have no access of quality education. That is our mission.”
Stem way to serve nation
Mumbai-based STEM Learning Pvt. Ltd emerged as one of the largest CSR partner in the area of establishment of Mini Science Centres. STEM is revolutionising the way our youngsters can learn science through their unique social development initiative. Through its Mini Science Centres (MSCs), they have reached a whopping 8,00,000 students in 15 states, covering 650 schools. Over 2,500 teachers now have access to improved methodology to teach Science and Maths to their students through working and innovative models developed under the MSC project.
Building scientific temper and offering easy methodology to solve complex science theories is the mission of STEM Learning. They have 100 interactive Maths and Science working models. STEM believes that school education cannot be only visual or audio but it is important for children to practically feel the products and experience it. With the same vision, STEM already owns 100+ products for better learning and believes in adding more for the improved learning of students, especially those from less privileged section of the society.
In their journey so far, STEM has successfully implemented 40 mega science centres and 650 mini science centres that has brought quality education to the doorsteps of schoolchildren in rural India and converted them into knowledge hubs.
STEM Learning’s aim is to enhance awareness among teachers and students about the value of learning, with a special focus on science and mathematics. As a CSR project, it also encompasses a unique teachers’ training program and facility maintenance for two years. For more details, do check www.stemlearning.in