Agastya Mobile Science Labs
The Agastya International Foundation was established in 1999 to address gaps in India’s national education system. The foundation began by creating education kits, training teachers, and offering hands-on science courses at Agastya Science Centers, but have also launched Mobile Labs that bring this innovative curriculum to rural students and teachers who are unable to access the science centers from their remote locations.
Background on India
Half of India’s 1.2 billion people are below the age of 25, and quality education services are needed to realize the potential of this enormous group. Enrollment rates in the country are high, but challenges and large disparities in service quality and student performance remain, especially within the public sector. As a result, private sector solutions are becoming popular alternatives or supplements to government school delivery.
CEI has identified more than 120 innovative models, from the public and private sector that are increasing access to quality education for the poor in India. By showcasing common characteristics and themes observed across these programs, this Database at a Glance can offer insight into India’s current innovation landscape.
Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from six common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:
1) Student Support
2) Education Delivery
3) School Support
4) Skills for Work
5) Public Private Partnerships
6) Out of School Children