India Sudar - Science Experiment based Learning and Awareness (SEBLA)

Project Brief: SEBLA, one of India Sudar's pilot efforts provides supplemental science education to students in government schools in TN to help sustain an interest in science and to eventually create a compelling reason for them to study beyond high school
Project Type: Educational Experiments (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Stanford
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Rahul Batra
Project Partner(s): Balamanikandan K
Other Contacts: Udhaya Kumar V.
Project Address: , D-Lakshmi Sree Apartments, #2, Vedha Nagar,,Chinmaya Nagar Stage II Ext,,,
TAMIL NADU  600092
Tel: +919840295650
Stewarding Chapter: Stanford
Oct 2016StanfordUSD 9471
Dec 2015StanfordUSD 3957
Nov 2015StanfordUSD 3999
May 2015StanfordUSD 4300
Sep 2014StanfordUSD 4476
May 2014StanfordUSD 3795
Dec 2013StanfordUSD 3101
Sep 2013StanfordUSD 1395
Sep 2012StanfordUSD 4546

Total = $39040

SEBLA is a pilot effort started by India Sudar in 2011-2012. The initial scope of the project is to work with government schools in Tirpur and Karur districts of Tamil Nadu (TN), India. The main mode of instruction is through simple experiments that demonstrate scientific principles covered in the syllabus for grades 6th-8th.

In the year 2011-2012, Asha Stanford is supporting the effort by providing funds for educational material and salaries for 4 teachers. Additionally, Asha Stanford is working with India Sudar to define better metrics to track and measure the impact of the project.
Short-Term Objectives

* To create awareness on importance and method of learning science for middle and high school students in rural areas and urban slums.

* Reaching out to about 10,000 students in Karur and Tirupur districts

5-Year Vision

* Extend the project to other districts, and across the country gradually. Prepare a team that can organize training for needy students across schools in India.

* Conduct science conferences exclusively for Govt. school students to encourage them to learn science and implement their own ideas in science.
India Sudar's vision: Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education. The organization partners with government schools and educational blocks at the village level to improve the quality of education by undertaking efforts such as funding additional qualified teachers, establishing learning centers, providing scholarships to students and conducting seminars and science events. More details about the organization are available at www.indiasudar.org