Little Scientist V- inauguration by Chief Minister
We try not to be too eager to tell children that things are like this - we give them time: a truth they found out for themselves will stay with them and give them strength for entire life. NCF focuses on the life oriented education than traditional textbook centric Edn. RTE is implementing all over country since 2010. So the aim of the RSSO Education project was “materializing RTE for slum children in the age group of 6 to 14 years in Bhubaneswar through remedial coaching, empowering and mobilizing the community and sensitizing the school teacher.”
The slum children are provided with remedial coaching to ensure retention and to fill up the quality gap of school education and increase academic proficiency. Attempts is to be made to advocate with government school authorities to allow the remedial teachers to work inside the school campus , so that they can impart special education to late starters, not starter, slow learners, academically weak children and children with specially needs inside the school which is to be helpful to prevent dropouts. Govt. of Odisha is planning to matrerialised it very soon . In addition this year the organization has to form children’s groups in the slums and empower them to generate demand for quality education as part of its plan for sustainability.
RSSO believes that if the children trusted and cared for, growing of children usually know the right balance between challenges that they can undertake and when they need support, when given freedom, they learn that what is challenge for one of their peers need not be so for themselves. They learn to respect difficulties of their classmates, share in the happiness of overcoming them. In Education field it firmly belief is the one and only catalyst to improve the status of children, to give them a chance to improve their livelihood in the future and advance them an opportunity to upward social mobility. Therefore, RSSO seeks to ensure that a quality school education is imparted to all children within our target group of street and slum children.
Event: Little Scientist- V
Since inception Ruchika Social Service Organisation has taken series of initiatives to encourage and promote creativity and innovation amongst the slum children of Bhubaneswar. Organizing Science Exhibition viz. Little Scientist is another step to promote scientific outlook among the unprivileged children and prepare them as positive contributors of the society. “Little Scientists-V” organized from 11th to 12th December 2014 at Tech Mahindra,S-1,Maitreevihar,Chandrasekharpur,Bhubaneswar witnessed involvement and participation of students from different slums of Bhubaneswar. The students displayed 90 science models which were indeed eye openers on various topics related to Mathematics, Energy, Innovation in the fields of Communication, Agriculture, Technology, Bio- diversity, Health and Environment. Total 1500 slum children and government school students were visited the Exhibition.
This year the programme was organized in partnership with Tech Mahindra Foundation and Ruchika Social Service organization.
The main objective of the Science Exhibition was
- To promote interest of students in the subject of science and develop a scientific attitude and outlook
- To create awareness about the role of Science and Technology as a major instrument for achieving goals of self-reliance and socio-economic development
- To highlight the applications of scientific concepts and technology advancements in the field of agriculture, energy, industry, health, natural resources, transport, communication, computers, Bio-technology and many other emerging fields.
- To create awareness about the role of Science and Technology in producing good quality materials for use of society.
- To develop awareness amongst the learners about the importance of Science and Technology in the national development vis-à-vis the global changes.
- To provide opportunity to students to give shape to their creative ideas and innovations.
Guided by 90 teachers 180 Little Scientists from different slum and street corners and railway stations have developed science project models.
The Exhibition Inagurated by Sri Naveen Pattanaik, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha in the presence of the Chief Executive officer Sri C.P Gurnani, Tech Mahindra ltd. Minister of Culture Sri Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Information Technology Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena, Sri Ananta Narayan Jena, Hon’ble Mayor, BMC , MP, Bhubaneswar Dr. Prassna Kumar Patsahani and MLA Sri Bijaya Kumar Mohanty and Sri Priyadarshi Mishra. All of them visited the exhibition and interacted with the little scientist.
In the closing function Sri B.K Mishra, Senior Vice President of Tech Mahindra ,Hyderabad graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Sri Prsannajit Singh ,Chair person Location council Head of Tech Mahindra, Bhubaneswar and Prof. (Dr.) Narayan Rao, Secretary, RSSO were present as Guests of Honor
They highly praised the project models and the endeavor of little scientist. The guests shared their life achievements and success stories with the children to stir up the inner talent of these children. At last all three dignitaries distributed certificates and take home gift to the little scientists and inspired the children and audience.
Apart from the exhibition, quiz competition, magic show and cultural programmes were some other major attractions of the exhibition.
We sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to our supporters for their magnanimous gesture towards the children living in oppressed and deprived of their minimum basic right to go to school .
Science model visit by CM, Odisha
Certificate distribution to Little Scientists