Education  India Project #29341

Empower India - Internships to make future leaders

by Lab-X Foundation Inc Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

Over 90% of engineering students in India attend schools that don't offer quality, practical STEM education, thus wasting nation's talent. Intern-Me program empowers bright students with limited resources to participate in international internships to get hands-on experience in research/technology/entrepreneurship. After the transformative experience, participants help solve socio-economic problems in their community and inspire more students to become change makers, creating large scale impact

$13,000
total goal
$1,537
remaining
83
donors
1
monthly donor
8
months

Challenge

Lack of practical experience and global exposure has left most engineering graduates in India unemployable and unable to reach their full potential. Their inability to think critically and solve complex problems prevents them from finding innovative solutions to widespread socio-economic problems. Severe shortage of skilled talent in the industry results in slower rate of innovation and technological advancements, ultimately causing brain drain, depriving the society of passionate change makers

Solution

Lab-X Foundation's 'Intern-Me' competition empowers bright, deserving students with limited resources to participate in international summer internships at world class organizations focussed on research, technology and entrepreneurship. Participants gain hands-on experience and global exposure to become confident problem solvers. Each participant then pledges to solve a socio-economic problem in his/her community to fulfill Lab-X's 'Give Back Pledge', thus setting examples for others to follow

Long-Term Impact

Intern-Me provides opportunities for young students, setting off in motion a continuous and ever expanding list of innovators for tomorrow. Intern-Me participants mentor other students, creating a self-sustaining ecosystem of technologists and entrepreneurs. This augments current education system and helps ignite minds of youth to learn and share and develop sense of giving back to community. We nurture future generation of leaders - responsible global citizens ready for challenges of the future

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.labxfoundation.org
Inter-Me program details
Intern-Me Success story : Women in STEM
Intern-Me Success Story : Rahul Raveendranath
Our Facebook Page

Organization Information

Lab-X Foundation Inc

Location: Redondo Beach, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.labxfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Ketan Dande
Redondo Beach, CA United States
$11,463 raised of $13,000 goal
 
102 donations
$1,537 to go
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