Commitment to Action

Hands-On Science Education for Disadvantaged Children

Commitment by

Agastya International

In 2008, Agastya International Foundation committed to spark curiosity and creativity among four to five million disadvantaged children (15 - 20 million exposures) and 300,000 teachers in rural India by 2017, through a) hands-on science education, b) teacher education and c) scalable/replicable methods including mobile science labs and science centers, supported by a 170-acre Creativity Lab eco-campus. As of April, 2011 Agastya has 58 mobile labs and 28 satellite science centers, making it the largest mobile science education program in the world. Agastya directly touches over 600,000 children and 30,000 teachers per year in six Indian states.

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Commitment

Hands-On Science Education for Disadvantaged Children

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Asia

Countries

India

Commitment by

Agastya International

Partner(s)

The Deshpande Foundation, Jhunjhunwala Foundation, Oberoi Family Foundation, Agilent Technologies, Inc.