Roots Foundation hosts Inter-School Competition in Karnataka on National Science Day
The event aims to enhance key life skills of the students besides raising awareness on STEM learning to foster personal and professional growth in the future.
Roots Foundation, a non-profit organization, organised an inter-school science exhibition and competition among six government-run schools in Mandya, Karnataka on the occasion of National Science Day. The event aims to offer an opportunity for students to explore their inherent curiosity, develop competitive spirit, confidence, and motivation, among other vital life skills that would foster personal and professional growth in the future.
The exhibition showcased over 30 unique science models, involving over 90 students, where three students teamed up to construct each model. The exhibits were later evaluated under different categories by renowned guests, including Mr. Arjun Gowda, eminent Actor and Philanthropist, Mrs Chandrakantha T, Block Education Officer, Mr Nagaraju S D, President of SDMC (School Development and Monitoring Committee), and Ms S Ilean Sowmyalatha, Head Mistress of GHPS Soonagahalli.
Award Winners Details
Best project: Solar System| School: GHPS Beluru| Winners: Sheeraksha, Rohitha and Sinchana
Most innovative Project: Waste Water Treatment| School: GHPS Sathanuru| Winners: Chandana S R, Divya shree S and Jnanavi M
Most sustainable Project: Agriculture involves 7 steps| GHPS Holalu| Students: Avana, Chirantana, Ningaraju and Madesh
Trophy for Best School: GHPS Beluru
Additionally, the event included a special awareness session on STEM Learning and its benefits for those interested in knowing more about it in the district.
The CSR arm of Roots Foundation had initiated a one-of-its-kind education project named UTKARSH in Mandya, Karnataka in July 2021. Since its launch, Utkarsh has introduced innovative learning through customized lesson plans to students from Classes 1 – 7 in various government-run schools in Mandya. The Foundation has provided schools with smart television sets, well-trained teachers and latest curriculum to facilitate this modern technology-driven education program. The project aims to deliver educational aid and foster the zeal of learning and retention amongst the students attending government-run primary schools in Mandya, Karnataka, via six Innovative Learning Centres.
Sharing details about the project, Ritwik Bahuguna of Roots Foundation said, “In our learning centres, students learn basic maths, science, language, and motor skills in small age-specific groups strengthening the roots of formal education and nurturing it with a blend of modern educational services.” A total of 1000+ students are benefiting from this program, he added.
Adding her views, Mrs Chandrakantha T, Block Education Minister, Mandya said, “Roots Foundation is doing a phenomenal task at the ground level by imparting innovative learning to our children. Children, parents and teachers have found Roots Foundation’s interventions extremely beneficial”. Trapti Moonat, the Project Head, added, “the project has been even more significant since it made sure children studied at our learning centres in small groups when schools were closed during the lock-down. This greatly reduced the learning loss during to the pandemic.”
About Roots Foundation
Established in 2012, Roots Foundation is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It was established by Ritwik Bahuguna with the vision of designing and operationalizing BOTTOM-UP interventions for enhancing the livelihoods of the most underprivileged. Roots Foundation strives to design and operationalize innovative and sustainable ecosystems that facilitate the empowerment of the less privileged by providing them with opportunities to realize their potential. ROOTS has been working intensively with rural communities in 15+ Indian states focused around agriculture, education, skilling, healthcare, nutrition, and sports.
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New Delhi/Updated on: 28th February 2022