Deepak's online fundraiser for Education | Milaap
I am fundraising to bring science and technology alive in my classroom!
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    Deepak Chandra S M
My 2 year old nephew Vihaan has an ipad and learns numbers, alphabets and colors on youtube whereas my 11 year old student, Vimal has never seen an ipad or a simple science experiment unfolding in front of his eyes and Vimal wants to become a scientist when he grows up. I’m afraid whether Vimal will ever get there! Hello! My name is Deepak Chandra S M and I teach a bunch of 29 exasperating (of course they’re kids) yet delightful, super curious, ever enthusiastic and therapeutic kids in a low income school at Mc Nicholas Road, Chetpet run by Corporation of Chennai. The gap between Vihaan and Vimal concerns me and something which I want to bridge as a teacher. My students come from very humble backgrounds and they cannot afford facilities and educational resources like books, novels, labs, field trips etc. Hence I’m raising funds to bring all these amenities closer to them. Following are my specific areas of focus 1) Science lab: Teaching of science has become devoid of any excitement and the curiosity of the students is left largely unsatisfied. I want to set up a science lab with all basic apparatus and want my kids to question science rather than conforming. Eventually I want them to say “Science is fun and we can prove it”. 2) Technology: I strongly believe technology is an important tool for coping with a constantly changing world. I want to bring in a mini projector and low cost tablets preloaded with educational videos from Khan Academy and Youtube through which children learn just as form of play out of their innate curiosity and as a teacher my time would be effectively utilized to concentrate on slow learners. 3) Exposure: Although the above points can already be called exposure, I also want to bring in books, novels, board games or take them on field trips, science and general knowledge quizzes, Olympiads, dancing, painting workshops to create a natural love of learning in children. I believe learning should, and can, be made interesting, enjoyable, fun and a little contribution will go a long way in making that happen.

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