At this past weekend’s 9th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting (CGI U), we announced the launch of the Impact Library, a new digital resource bank.
Hands-On Science Education for Disadvantaged Children
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.
This weekend, more than 1,200 college and university students from across the country and around the world attended the ninth annual CGI University (CGI U) meeting, held at the University of California, Berkeley.