Teams from Mumbai headquartered not-for-profit Sarmaya and the Pratham Education Foundation conducted a series of education camps in Kanpur and Gaya for students enrolled in the PraDigi Creativity Club, a tech-enabled initiative to foster innovation in children aged between 10 and 14 years.
Over 150 students were selected for the camps from a pool of over 3,500 aspirants. Workshops were designed to get the kids thinking about concepts like currency and value, and art and storytelling.
Sarmaya used historical objects and art from their in-house collection of ancient and medieval coins, indigenous Indian art, 19th-century photography, rare books, antique maps, etchings and engravings, to spark lively discussions and inspire creativity. The young participants enjoyed creating their own art and even designing their own currency, a team member said.
Sarmaya offers a wide range of innovative, immersive activities, collaborative workshops and arts integrated learning opportunities for:
schools, colleges, children with special needs and art educators. It also partners with schools, colleges and to conduct workshops inspired by their growing collection of art and historical objects.
Pratham was established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai. Thousands of volunteers work with Pratham to implement learning interventions at the grassroots level. These volunteers are mobilized, trained, and monitored by the Pratham team. They are also provided with teaching-learning material and books developed by Pratham.
Sarmaya’s digital modules go out to Pratham’s network of 60,000+ children across 3 states and in 3 languages.
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