At Yearn to Learn India, we set up Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics laboratories in under-resourced government schools. These schools cater to a large amount of India’s children who come from low-income households.
For most of their lives, these children are deprived of any form of practical learning and are instead forced to memorise textbooks. Due to this, many score less than expected in their exams, don’t cope well in college, and often drop out.
Despite receiving primary education, these children still do not develop the appropriate skill set required to attain higher paying jobs and so they end up working the same low-income jobs as their parents.
This is why we, at Yearn to Learn India, are taking large steps in ensuring students receive a whole-rounded education that gives them enough practical and real world experience so that they can set out to discover, create and innovate. By using the Yearn to Learn labs, students as young as 12 years old have significantly improved their scores and are now beginning to invent solutions to problems that plague their homes or their societies.
To date, Yearn to Learn India has opened and maintained 120 labs in 30 schools, giving around 15000 students access to experiential learning.
To know more about how these students are using their experiential learning, click here.