Campaign Ended! The campaign ended on January, 10 2017
Charity Women Empowerment
Making classes possible for 20 little innovators. Young girls who come to a maker space with a difference-Jugaad Lab
Jugaad (Innovation) Lab is an out of the box and inspiring initiative of Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), which creates a much-needed space for girls from disadvantaged communities to kindle their interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This space more popularly called ‘the lab’ for girls is a place which sparks their imagination and aids their intellectual growth and development; a place where they can tinker, build, break and rebuild stuff to learn through hands on work and experimentation, all the while also learning STEM concepts.
Classes here are typically for two to three hours where the girls follow a lesson plan, that also corresponds with their school syllabus.Apart from learning new concepts of STEM, new projects are initiated and completed. Apart from this informal sessions on school work, issues at home, etc., are also discussed.
The Lab uses tools like videos, projects, books, worksheets, games, activities and model-making to build their understanding around STEM subjects. Exposure visits to different makers-spaces, museums, exhibitions, science fairs etc. in Delhi are also organised so that girls can understand science application as well use the equipment in professional labs to get over their fears and inhibitions.
I have seen the transformation in these girls. They now understand science and math concepts and love making new projects. Initially, the team had to push them to learn new things, now they come up with their own ideas to make things. They started with basic projects like photo frames and origami and now are building their own lamps, electric table fans, electric bells, DC motors, and many more. The Lab has become a place where they feel free to think, create, make, break and have fun as they learn. The girls enjoy the classes so much, they don't want to go back home.
Come join me as I raise funds so that FAT can continue to hold these classes.
To give impetus to the FAT’s initiative around STEM education for women, a six-week long online fundraising campaign named #MakeIT2BreakIT was launched in December to create awareness about the increasing role of women in STEM and to highlight Jugaad lab’s efforts in innovating learning experiences for young girls in STEM.
This campaign was successful beyond our wildest dreams and it was all thanks to your support. Thank you for your generous support but we still have a long road ahead:
Again, a Huge Thank you from Jugaad Labs and we hope you continue to support us in this tough but exciting journey!