Ramanagara, February 28th 2020: On the occasion of National Science Day, Caring with Colour – A Manasi Kirloskar Initiative, collaborated with The Department of Education and Bidadi Industries Association, to conduct Creative Science fair at the Govt. High School Bidadi, of Ramanagara district on 28th February 2020. As a part of the Creative Science fair, a competition was conducted both for teachers and students from more than 50 Government schools in Ramanagara.
The occasion was graced by Mr. Maruthi, Director of Department of State Education Research and Training (DSERT), Mr. Ikram, ZP CEO of Ramanagara and Rajendra Hegde, President of Bidadi Industrial Association (BIA).
The event showcased how teachers in these schools are using innovative teaching practices to make their classrooms interesting. Over 1100 teachers and students from 54 schools spread across 4 clusters participated in the event. Enthusiastic children showcased how they are using the knowledge gained in their science classrooms in their day-to-day lives. This event was designed to develop scientific temper and promote science as a skill among students and promoting experiential methods of teaching science among teachers.
About Caring With Colour- A Manasi Kirloskar Initiative
Caring with Colour- A Manasi Kirloskar Initiative, now in its fourth year, was established to act as a catalyst in improving the learning outcomes in government schools through the adoption of experiential learning methodologies. The organization shares the aspirations of the foundational documents of the Indian Education system like the National Curriculum Framework 2005 and The National Education Policy 2019, which propound that purpose and meaning of education will be realized only when schools build the skills and character required to have a vibrant, peaceful and just society.
“We require a work-force that can be creative, that can solve real-world problems innovatively and sustainably. This can only be achieved when schools focus on imparting 21st century skills inside the classroom delivered through an experiential learning process”, said Manasi Kirloskar, the Managing Director at Kirloskar Systems Limited and CEO of Caring with Colour. That solution created by Caring with Colour enables teachers to teach their regular state syllabus curriculum through the medium of experiential learning. This would mean that the learners of today would be imparted the skills required for future work-force.
Describing the solution design, Mr. Rajeev Annaluru Chief Operation Officer at Caring with Colour, said “We have a comprehensive three-part solution that will help teachers turn their classrooms into fun and engaging experiential learning spaces. Our content helps teachers experientially teach their regular state curriculum. We created rural-India ready technology tools that will help deliver rich digital content in an offline mode in schools. We back this up by hand-holding teachers in the field and facilitate the adoption of experiential teaching methodologies in their classrooms”. Caring with Colour has showcased it is content and technology tools during the science fair.