Agastya is a movement led by entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, teachers and children to revitalize and transform primary and secondary education in India and provide an affordable education model that can be replicated anywhere in the world.
Agastya International Foundation is a Bangalore-based non-profit educational trust that seeks to stimulate and transform the thinking
of economically disadvantaged children.Agastya does this by bringing innovative science education to the doorstep of Government schools in various states of India.
Tapping into the valuable resource of bright but underprivileged children and teachers in rural India, we provide an environment, in which they can tinker, create, seek solutions and find them. We encourage inquiry from children, who are inquisitive by nature. When you get to the HOW of Agastya, you reach the place where we roll up our sleeves and dig in, shoulder to shoulder. Whether globally or locally, training teachers or teaching children, raising funds or raising awareness - there is work to be done.
Agastya makes learning a) Fun and engaging b) Hands-on and creative c) Useful and relevant to the child's current and future context d) Visible and attractive to parents and community members and e) Accessible at the village doorstep by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children
At Ek Soch Sandbox, we operate two Mobile Labs and one Lab on a Bike, which visits Government schools in Varanasi and Azamgarh enabling hands-on science learning for children.
The Mobile Lab is a large tempo traveler that has been converted into a Science Lab.
The Lab on a Bike carries a Lab in a Box which is demonstrated to students by a trained instructor.
We also conduct Science fairs where a few thousand children are shown demonstrations of interesting science phenomena, kindling their curiosity and instilling a love to learn.