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LMES Foundation has conducted science and STEM workshops at government schools, with a deep understanding of the positive impact these programs can have on underprivileged students. These workshops aim to ignite a passion for STEM by providing hands-on experiences and real-world applications.
Our workshops have been carefully designed to cultivate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity among these young minds. We bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-life scenarios, enabling students to grasp scientific concepts more effectively and see their functional relevance.
The impact our workshops have created on students is truly remarkable and we have witnessed a surge in their enthusiasm and motivation, as they discover a newfound love for science and a deep appreciation for STEM subjects. Our workshops have opened their eyes to the vast array of exciting career opportunities in STEM fields, inspiring them to pursue further education and careers in these areas.
This Program has not only boosted the self-esteem of Government school students but has also positively impacted their schools, as they have started to contribute more actively to classroom discussions and demonstrate a greater interest in science-related subjects. The ripple effect of these workshops extends to benefiting their schools by nurturing a generation of scientifically literate and innovative individuals.
LMES Foundation sets this as a goal to set up STEM Labs named "அறிவியல் களம்" at Tamil Nadu Government schools and provides a minimum of 1000 underprivileged students with year-long training on STEM courses. For us to accomplish this goal, we need the support of our society's individuals. Also, Corporates can support this initiative through their CSR programs.
LMES Foundation strongly believes that together we can empower more underprivileged students with STEM education and 21st-century skills.
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1) How will the donations be used?
The funds raised for setting up a STEM lab - "அறிவியல் களம்" at Government schools will be allocated to various components and expenses that are essential for creating a practical and well-equipped learning environment. And also, to the trainers assigned to take regular classes with these students.
2) What will the STEM lab - "அறிவியல் களம்" have?
Furniture and Infrastructure: Funds might also be allocated to purchasing appropriate furniture and infrastructure, such as lab tables, chairs, storage cabinets, and safety equipment.
Equipment and Supplies: The major portion of funds will likely go towards purchasing essential equipment and supplies for the lab. This could include items like microscopes, computers, 3D printers, robotics kits, sensors, lab benches, scientific instruments, and various hands-on learning tools. And it's also based on what facilities the school already has, and what it needs further.
Safety Measures: To ensure the safety of students and instructors funds could be used to install safety features like fire extinguishers, emergency showers, ventilation systems, and safety goggles.
Technology: Incorporating technology into the lab can greatly enhance the learning experience. Funds could be used for projectors, audio-visual equipment, and software licenses.
3) What are the other areas the funds will be used?
Investing in training for educators and lab technicians ensures that they are knowledgeable about the latest advancements in STEM fields and effective in guiding students through experiments and projects.
Developing a well-structured curriculum that aligns with educational standards and objectives might require funds for curriculum design, content creation, and alignment with the overall educational goals.
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