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Agastya International Foundation

Agastya International Foundation is a charitable education trust that runs hands-on science education programmes for economically disadvantaged children and rural government school teachers. What is unique about the programme is that it brings science to rural villages via mobile labs on buses and motorbikes. It also sets up science centres in the villages which are resource hubs and provides remedial classes for the children.

The aim is to spark curiosity and creativity in students, and improve the quality of teaching with more productive student-teacher interaction and more hands-on learning opportunities. Over eight million children and 200,000 teachers in 18 states in India have benefitted from the Agastya programme. 

Through Born to Be, Deutsche Bank supported the establishment of science centres in Chennai, Jaipur and Pune. These exhibit more than 150 science experiments and models. The bank also provides funding for the Young Instructor Leader Programme, where students are trained to be instructors to teach science to their peers. More than 60,000 students and teachers will benefit from these two programmes.



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Last Update: May 18, 2017
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