HaritaDhara Research Development and Education Foundation (HRDEF) organized a program on Interactive Hands-on Learning from 13th Dec., 2017 – 12th Mar., 2018 for school students who are finding difficulties in understanding subject’s concepts and having fewer opportunities. Under its GOAL program and Alternative Education project such students undergone interactive learning experience with various hands-on, game based activities for learning science, maths, and other subjects concepts at two learning centers one at its campus and other at Brahmawala Khala. Training program linked with curriculum of science, maths, English, geography, disaster management through different tasks and teaching with hands-on, game, and multimedia approach made concepts learning easier and understandable to students. Today, HRDEF started a new batch of Digital Learning Skill project inaugurated by former Chief Engineer of U.P. Coop. Sugar Factories Shri Vijay Kumar which is free for students from low income background.
In this regard, research work of HRDEF related to game-based learning selected for presentation at the Global Conference TECH 2017 which witnessed participants from 75 Countries organized by UNESCO MGIEP at Vizag in Dec., 2017 jointly with AP Govt. Er. Anant Bhaskar Garg presented research work at the TECH.
NavUrja Sanchar a unit of HRDEF and registered with VIPNET, Vigyanprasar, DST, Govt. of India upgraded to Silver category. Dr. Manisha Agarwal, Director and Coordinator received award for hands-on learning during Two day event at the NCERT, New Delhi on 28th Feb., 2018 on the occasion of National Technology Day.
HRDEF designed and developed a card game for learning about medicinal plants, sustainable food and health relationship in a joint project with Walton Sustainability Centre, Arizona State University (ASU), USA. Students also gaining knowledge of current issues such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change, water, waste, energy management. We are grateful to Dr. Arvind C. Ranede, VIPNET, UNESCO MGIEP, Shri Aditya Pundir for their support.