High Impact Exposure visit are provided to economically disadvantaged rural children at Agastya's Campus Creativity lab in Kuppam, AP. By providing high impact exposure visits to children, Agastya makes learning fun and engaging, hands-on and creative, useful and relevant to the current and future context, and accessible. Through innovative Agastya programs, rural children acquires the creative energy, confidence to overcome their constraints and shift from a hand-out to a hand-up culture.
The schooling system in India has produced education apathy and high out-of-school rates. Infrastructure, teaching facilities and use of technology that fosters child participation in experiential learning is non-existent. Consequently there is a mismatch between academic and professional success. Agastya observed the need for having an experiential, hands-on & child-centric teaching methodology and choose to address this critical constraint.
Agastya's Campus Creativity Lab attracts 500+ children from surrounding government schools every day through various hands-on teaching labs, the Discovery Center, the center for creative teaching, Eco-lab and evening community visits, IT, Library and Community reading centre and a Teacher Education centre. Agastya draws children into a world where learning is pure joy.
-Hands-on learning will increase retention, awaken ones innate creative/critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and trigger the self-belief needed to propel an individual to rise and act responsibly. -Arming young people with curiosity and creative-thinking skills. -Bridging the growing socio-economic divide between urban and rural India.