Hubballi, January 10, 2022
Project to provide STEM education to 2500 students across 16 government schools through continued engagement.
Aequs Foundation has launched a first-of-its-kind Mobile Science Lab initiative in Hubballi to provide hands-on computer and STEM education to over 2,500 students across 16 government schools in the region.
The programme taken up in partnership with Agastya Foundation, is designed for students of 6th to 10th classes.
The Mobile Science Lab will offer in-depth knowledge through experiential learning and thrive innovative thinking among the students. The mobile lab is well equipped with 15 laptops pre-loaded with simple, user-friendly software and equipment for experiments. It will be a comprehensive program that combines a classroom and practical approach through creative curricular materials that are holistic and thought-provoking for effective teaching-learning processes.
The project was inaugurated by Shri Aravind Bellad, Member of Legislative Assembly – Hubballi-Dharwad West; in the presence of SS Keladimath, DDPI Dharwad; Basavaraj Sugandhi, Director, Aequs SEZ; Girish Padaki, BEO Dharwad City; Chitti Pantulu, Vice President – Aequs; Uday Sanikop, Senior Manager – Aequs SEZ, Dr. Babitha M P, Regional Manager AIF Hubli; Channabasappa Navaloor, President – SDMC; Mrs. Rajeshwari Kori, Headmaster, GHPS Itigatti.
Aequs Foundation understands that science education has the power to impact lives and transform societies in a single generation. The Mobile Science Lab is one such initiative that will positively impact communities in and around Aequs’ manufacturing ecosystem in Hubballi, Karnataka. The project will further aid in achieving the Foundation’s goal of driving grassroots change and help students succeed in every step of their educational journey.
Shri. Aravind Bellad, added, “Science and STEM education is becoming a prerequisite for advancement in the 21stcentury. With initiatives such as these, Aequs Foundation remains a pillar of strength and propeller for growth for communities in Hubballi. These activities will shape the future of students and ensure the development of the region.”
Aequs Foundation aims at inspiring and educating children through initiatives that bring measurable and sustainable changes to society and improve quality of life. Over the years, Aequs Foundation has introduced several programs aimed to help students excel in academics and extra curriculum for an all-round development.
About Aequs Foundation
Set up in 2016, Aequs Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of Aequs with a mandate to positively impact communities in and around Aequs’ manufacturing ecosystems. The Foundation aims at inspiring and educating underprivileged children in Sanitation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Safety through its various community and regional initiatives that help bring measurable and sustainable changes to the society and improve quality of life. It has particularly focused on imparting education through experiential learning and developmental activities apart from training teachers and contributing to improve school infrastructure. The Foundation runs the Anasuya Melligeri Science & Technology Centre at Hubballi to provide hands-on exposure to students in STEM curriculum. In Belagavi it runs Mobile Science Laboratories to benefit students at government schools apart from a host of other initiatives in the two cities. To date, the CSR initiatives of Aequs, have impacted nearly 13,000 students across 83 schools in 69 villages in the Belagavi and Hubballi regions of Karnataka.
Aequs is a diversified contract manufacturing company providing vertically integrated product solutions across the Aerospace, Toys and Consumer Durable Goods industries. By leveraging its manufacturing ecosystems, Aequs reliably delivers supply chain efficiencies to its global customer base. Aequs currently employs over 5,000 people and operates manufacturing facilities across India, France, and the United States.
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