Most of the time when we think about robots, it’s an image of a humanoid in a metallic suit serving us something on our command. But there is much more to robotics than a human-like figure on our beck and call!
Did you know that Robotics can play an important part in education too?
Through Robotics children are encouraged to indulge in out-of-box thinking and make new decisions that can ingrain a sense of independence in them.
Recently a batch of corporate volunteers from Qualcomm conducted a robotics workshop for children in Lady Siva swami Ayyar Girls Higher Secondary School, Mylapore. This school is one of the many schools where Bhumi has intervened for transformational education.
The volunteers from Qualcomm were overjoyed with this meaningful interaction with the children. At the end of the workshop, all we could see were beaming smiles!
Maanasa Vijayasarathi was thrilled that she could share her knowledge with the littles ones. This is what she had to say “This workshop aims to provide a technical platform for the students. Here we endeavor to smoothen their journey in the field of robotics and to promote robotics right from the grassroots. It consists of fundamental and practical concepts of basic electronics and its applications.”
The students were immensely happy to be a part of this workshop and Harini from class 8 remarked “ We learned basic concepts and gained hands-on experience. We are not just building robots, but something bigger, greater passion for robotics to take on the world with our self-made machines. This knowledge of autonomous robotics has made us capable to build and program a robot.”
Thus it can be very much concluded that through robotics, children get an entry into a whole new world where they get an opportunity to learn and hone new skills like problem-solving, logic building, critical thinking, and programming.
Bhumi’s School Transformation Programme supports low-income schools on their journey to becoming exemplary schools in their communities. Currently ongoing in 15 schools across Chennai, and supported by corporates like Qualcomm, FLEX, Greenergy, SEW Eurodrive, the programme also focuses on building the capacities of the teachers for improved content delivery.