Agastya International Foundation is creating a self learning education kit for the underprivileged children in India. With significant learning loss for especially those without access to technology (75% of underprivileged children), an opportunity to learn creatively (do, question, observe, explore and experiment) at home. Aha Book is a powerful, low cost "creative maker book" that promotes self learning anywhere, anytime.
In this Covid 19 pandemic, schools across India are under shutdown which has put learning through traditional route to a standstill. In these times, organizations like Agastya are stepping up to this challenge of providing continued education to students through this pandemic through its various programs. Two part Low Cost Home Lab Kits have been developed using which Agastya would engage students of 5th to 8th standard ( 10 -13 years ).
Hands-on opportunity to engage in creative learning anytime, anywhere (home, school, community) Fun paper-based hands-on activities; 60% relate to 6th - 8th standard NCERT science syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology.) User friendly paper templates offer opportunity to create, demonstrate and exhibit memorable models 40 activities take 20 hours to perform plus additional optional research time
Child develops confidence through independent self-learning Hands-on making promotes engagement and ownership (learning to learn) Develops curiosity and creative 21st century skills: making, questioning, collaborating, critical-thinking, exploring, experimenting, investigating, reflecting and communicating Use as an effective teaching-learning tool by children and teachers Improved home and school learning environment Spread of community learning