Odisha, INDIA

NaPLab ( Navonmesh Prasar Lab)

What is NaPLab

Navonmesh means Innovation and Prasar means communication and hence NaPLab is a labratory to spread the word of innovation. 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.

How to start a NaPLab

Join the NaPLab Network, an innovation movement in personal fabrication. The cheapest and fastest method to get a NaPLab is to buy and assemble it yourself. This approach does require some expertise on hand to help you set up, install, debug and train. Alternatively, the Navonmesh Prasar Foundation offers turnkey solutions for establishing new NaPLabs around India.

Find a NaPLab

The NaPLab Network is an open, creative community of fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs and professionals. NaPLabs offer a wide range of educational programs for all age groups and professional digital fabrication services for various types of organizations.

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.

Contact Person :
Mr Sunil Pradhan, Head of Operations

Ph: +91- 8989406306

Mail: hq.naplab@gmail.com , hq@navprasar.org