NaPLab acts as centre of innovation for the rural community. It is space which provide tools and mentorship to think, design and innovate for the community.
Innovation in education can take many forms, like incorporating new technology or teaching methods, going from field trips, rejecting social norms or partnering with the local community. Navonmesh Prasar believes that a knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can bring about a revolution in the rural community by engaging students and employing youths.
NaPLab is the connecting point for eager students in the different parts of the country who are keen to learn and study but does not have any such provision in their place where they can enhance their knowledge in an innovative education.
Educating students on innovation and technology in rural India is difficult as study material is not available in their local language. And that’s where a solution was found – to design platform/curriculum/ for kids where they have access to STEM-based subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their own language.
Navonmesh Prasar also has a grade level digital STEAM content from class 1 to 10, a technology set up at their premises and a boot camp to train facilitators at the premises.
"Children must be taught how to innovate things, not what to innovate." – Er Anil Pradhan
Hence any interested student can simply enroll in their nearby center to avail this facility and start learning in a much easier format in their native language, unlike the traditional bookish methodology of education.