Adhering to Agastya’s vision of Sparking Curiosity and Creativity among economically underprivileged children of India, we are in the process of equipping library at Agastya's campus at Kuppam. The project intends to serve children and teachers from the surrounding villages. The library provides a wide range of multi-lingual books, journals and audio-visual material mainly covering STEM topics and the humanities.
Founded in April 1999, Agastya International Foundation is a charitable education trust that runs the world's largest mobile hands-on science education program for economically disadvantaged children and teachers. Through all its programs, Agastya has reached over 6 million children and 2, 00,000 teachers in 16 states in India.
By making practical, hands-on science education accessible to rural government schools, Agastya aims to transform and stimulate the thinking of underprivileged children and teachers through the following outreach methods: 1. 132 Mobile Science Labs which take hand-on science education and digital literacy to the village doorstep. 2. 47 Science Centers catering as science resource hubs for surrounding schools and communities. 3. 105 Lab in Box sets which nurtures a high impact and participatory learning experience for students and teachers. 4. 290 Operation Vasantha Centers, community run program to provide remedial classes for students and drop-outs. 5. 172- acre Creativity Lab campus in Andhra Pradesh (2 hours from Bangalore) which houses science, art, astronomy and media labs and operates an eco-restoration program.
The funds will be utilized to purchase books for library in Agastya's campus.