A project to inculcate scientific temper among students in government schools is under way in Cuddalore. Covestro (India), a polymer company, recently opened six ‘Brighter World Labs’ for students in the district as part of the initiative.
In collaboration with ARCH Foundation (Advance Resource Centre for Humanitarian Development Foundation), Project Brighter World Lab aims to promote scientific reasoning among children and creating a new generation of analytical thinkers. According to a press note, in India, only 29% of children attend private schools, while the remaining join government or State-funded educational institutions, which are often resource-strapped. The Brighter World Lab project seeks to ensure that each child is brought closer to science and create a life-changing impact on the less privileged section of the society.
Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Covestro (India), said the vision for the project is to ignite scientific interest in children so they can learn hands-on through discovery and connect Science from textbooks to the real world. Sonkee Shah, CEO, ARCH Development Foundation, said more such initiatives were on the anvil.
Initiated in 2017, project Brighter World Lab was launched with the installation of 10 Math and Science laboratories. In 2018, the project was strengthened through collaboration with the ARCH Foundation with the addition of more Brighter World Labs across Greater Noida, Ankleshwar, Mumbai and Cuddalore.