Latest Projects

"I see, I remember ; I hear, I forget ; I do, I understand"
-Confucius
VASCSC focucses on spreading the Joy of Science by reaching out to different segments of the community by the support organisation gets from its funding and project partners every year. Through this, the organisation aims to bring about change by providing a common platform to its stakeholders - teachers, students, research workers, administrators and the community.
WAAH Community Science Centre
With support from WAAH Foundation, Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) sets up first ever WAAH Community Science Centre in Prakash High School run by Bareja Kelavni Mandal at Bareja. WAAH Community Science Centre is equipped with a STEM learning resource consisting of over 150 Teaching Learning Material (TLM) like models, teaching aids, large and small interactive exhibits, kits for performing experiments and demonstrations, equipment, puzzles, panels, charts, templates, publications, and much more. This Community Science Centre has been developed keeping in mind the recommendations of the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
More than 200 students and their teachers, from Prakash High school and surrounding schools took an advantage of the facility on the day of inauguration itself. Several hands-on STEM activities were conducted along with demonstration of the models.
Model Rocketry and Astronomy Workshops for Students
With support from Kostwein India (KICPL), VASCSC offered 15 Astronomy and 15 Model Rocketry workshops to schools catering to underprivileged children. Preference was given to schools in Ahmedabad and neighboring districts.
Through this collaboration, we covered 31 schools, trained 129 teachers and taught 1680 students.
Students Reached : 1680
Teachers Trained : 129
Schools Covered : 31
Hands-on Teachers Orientation Workshop & Student Learning Packs
With support from TIPL (Truetzschler) India, VASCSC conducted Hands-on Teachers Orientation Workshop for 500 teachers across 164 schools. They prepared various models for teaching difficult concepts and learnt about effective teaching of science and mathematics through hands-on methodology.

While, 15309 students benifitted through the Learning Kits (supported by TIPL) provided; to have a continuity in learning during pandemic times.

Students Reached : 15309
Teachers Trained : 500
Schools Covered : 164
Teacher Training Workshops for JNV ATL Schools
In collaboration with AIF, VASCSC, as a Technical Partner conducted 6-days online Teachers Training workshop for 115 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) to build the capacity of the teachers for setting up their School Atal Tinkering Lab. 218 teachers from 15 states participated in the training.
Teachers Trained : 218
Schools Covered : 115
States Reached : 15
Hands-on Approach in Science and Mathematics Education
Capacity building of teachers of Gujarat through workshops on 'Hands-on approaches in science & mathematics education', was supported by HCL Foundation under HCL Grants 2020. As part of this project, 12 teachers training workshops were planned for govt. school teachers teaching in std. 6-8. The project was aimed at orienting teachers towards hands-on and experiential learning; thereby building their capacity and equipping them with skills for effective science and mathematics teaching.

Out of these, 9 workshops were conducted in different districts of Gujarat during the reporting year, with participation of 461 teachers. The workshops were organized in in-person mode, after the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted and restrictions were eased. All the necessary guidelines and safety protocols were followed. Masks were distributed to each participant.

Teachers Trained : 600
'Joy of Science - Mobile Science Lab & Exploratory' (MSL)
The 'Joy of Science - Mobile Science Lab & Exploratory' (MSL) is a unique exploratory-on-wheels which takes science laboratory to underprivileged children, right in their school premises. Through this Mobile Lab, the students get exposure to hands-on learning and science practicals, which is helpful for understanding of difficult curriculum-based concepts with fun and ease. With support from NCSTC, Dept. of Science & Technology, the Centre initiated Mobile Lab in 2018 for schools in Gujarat. This lab is being taken to schools where there is shortage of laboratory facilities. In the second year of its implementation during 2020-21, the Mobile Science Lab experience reached 100 schools. These included schools from Narmada, an aspirational district and rural, remotely located schools, catering to underprivileged children. Other districts covered were Aravalli, Sabarkantha, Anand, Mehsana, Surendranagar, and Ahmedabad. The project was successful with participation of 16166 students and 547 teachers from upper primary and secondary schools. The vehicle used for the Mobile Lab was procured from grant by KHS Machinery.
Students Reached : 16166
Teachers Trained : 547
Schools Covered : 100
Enhancing Learning in Schools through Innovation & AI
VASCSC’s partnership with IBM India started in 2014. With their, VASCSC has conducted hands-on teachers training workshops which directly benefitted over 4200 govt. primary school teachers from Gujarat. Since 2018, new capacity building initiatives focusing on Innovation and AI, for both teachers and students were introduced in keeping up with the latest trends and emerging technologies. In 2020-21, the project with IBM India involved 3 components viz. ATL Teachers Training Workshops, ATL Student Workshops, AI Workshops for Teachers and AI Workshop for Students. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all trainings were conducted in online mode with Pan-India participation of teachers. Activity material required for the training was sent to each participant beforehand followed by online sessions. This enabled to give hands-on experience to the participants even when they could not attend the training in physical mode.
Teachers Trained : 4200
Hands-on Approaches in Science and Mathematics Education
Two online workshops were conducted for school teachers from Kheroj in Gujarat. These workshops were supported by CInI. The science workshop titled ‘Hands-on Approaches in Science Education’ was conducted during 7-10 Oct 2020 in which 12 teachers participated. A mathematics workshop titled ‘Hands-on Approaches in Mathematics Education’ was conducted during 20 - 23 Oct 2020 in which 23 teachers participated. The workshop activity material was sent to the participants beforehand.
Teachers Trained : 35
Capacity Building Workshop on Mathematics for DIET
Two online workshops in Mathematics titled ‘Capacity Building Workshop on Mathematics for DIET Faculty Members of Uttar Pradesh Teachers’ were conducted by VASCSC with support from CARE India, Lucknow and SCERT-UP. The first workshop was conducted during 17-19 Feb 2021 and second workshop was conducted during 23-25 Feb 2021. Activity material was sent to the participants beforehand. Total 56 DIET faculty participated in the training workshop.
Teachers Trained : 56