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  Project Name


Middle School Component - AID Chennai Proposal



AID Chennai






Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Nagai, Cuddalore



Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 7056000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Srinivasan Krishnamurthy











Improve the quality of education provided by the middle schools in the region.





1.Ariviyal Anandam: ‘Joy of Science’ Clubs in Schools and Villages/Slums. 2.Science Exhibitions, Festivals, Melas organised in villages. 3.Eureka Science Van: The van will be equipped with a small video and multi-media facility, experiment kits, flip charts and books. The van will visit each school once a month and demonstrates experiments and shows educational videos. 4.Eureka Learning Centers: Volunteers will run these centers for the youth and students in slums and villages. The focus is creative activity, spoken English, science demos and youth projects. 5.Eureka Science Labs and Teacher Training: Lab kits with 300 low cost experiments will be provided linked to 150 scientists and professors from across the world. 6.School Teachers Network: An email network for school teachers. 7.Tuition Center Network: Provide monthly training to volunteers on activity based teaching and also provide them with teaching aids and library kits. 8.Night Schools for children. 9.Monthly Science Concept and Experiment Booklets.





1. Improve the quality of Science and Social Science Education 2.Make science organic to children’s experiences and thinking process and foster scientific and rational thinking in children 3.Encourage children to think rationally about society, social issues 4.Bring about a measurable improvement in the understanding of science concepts – both in children and teachers 5.Improve resources for science & social science in schools 6.Create teachers networks – for sharing experiences and materials, developing better teaching techniques and enriching their skills.



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