Jr. High School, Mustafabad, Unchahar Dist. Rae Bareily, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Intel® Education Initiatives were launched in the District of Rae-Bareilly located in the heart land of the famous Awadh region in Uttar Pradesh. Aimed at bringing about qualitative improvement in teaching and learning methodologies; they will focus on creating a generation of leaders by promoting equality and providing opportunity to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The first workshop was held on 26 April 2010 with 500 children to encourage science and maths learning; and motivate students to participate in research based projects so that they can showcase their efforts in Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science (IRIS) – a national science fair in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The workshop also encouraged the teachers to foster a spirit of enquiry based learning in the students. The teachers were trained on the need for creativity and innovation in education along with application of scientific methodology as being the key ingredients for success in today’s world.
Mr. Brijbhushan Chadhary - Basic Shikha Adhikari Rae-Bareilly, Mr. Shiv Karan Tiwari - Deputy, DIOS and Mr. Rajendra Singh - Jr. Principal High School, Unchahar, Rae Bareilly were present to encourage the young students, and apprise them of opportunities which may be explored.
Amardeep, a student from Uttar Pradesh and an IRIS winner who had represented India and won at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the US shared the enormous opportunities of growth he had achieved through this platform.
As a student from rural India he was proud to have won accolades for his country in Mathematics on a project- “A Nobel Technique to find out 3rd, 4th, 5th ---- nth Route” at ISEF 2006. He motivated the students to think of out of the box solutions for all scientific problems.
The program echoed a positive note of commitment from every teacher and student to improve the spirit of innovation in Rae Bareilly.