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Cognitive Sciences Sessions for Deprived Students: Make them Brighter
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    Sapna Kappal
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    Sapna and Pranav Kappal

    from Pune, Maharashtra

We are a pair of siblings aged 14 and 10, who believe that all students deserve to be exposed to cognitive sciences. We are ourselves aspiring to be authors , musicians and Rubik cube competitors. Our parents are academicians by choice and now teach in management and engineering institutes after 20 years of corporate life. For the last one year we are trying to make cognitive interventions become mainstream in schools and create teenage trainers as workshop deliverers and bridge the social divide of cognitive learning between aided and unaided schools Through our initiatives, students will have the opportunity to express themselves and explore their capabilities in a vast array of public and private forums.  To achieve this, we work tirelessly throughout the school year to refine our cognitive based initiatives and have already reached out to Cambridge University Press and Tata Class Edge for support.  At these cognitive programs expected to be piloted in schools, students will absorb an immense amount of knowledge and further themselves as global citizens and individuals. One of the most important benefits of initiative is the chance to explore and learn from new techniques of learning and development.
However, the initiative is expected to cost Rs 2L for the pilot with 100 students and because of this constraint many of the students cannot experience these amazing opportunities. Our goal is to create the Program which will give grants to ambitious and hardworking sloggers and draggers to make the illuminati in the classrooms.

More detail
Our K12 Cognitive Sciences program is designed to ensure the affordability of for all members of deliverers and benificiaries. Through the donations acquired under this project, students will be provided with easier access to best in class cognitive science tools and trainers. Currently, students who are of lower socioeconomic backgrounds are largely excluded from exposure to such initiatives. We hope to eliminate this barrier between the students and these interventions by giving every learner and educator a level playing field. The project will be considered a success when students are no longer barred from cognitive sciences programs due to cost related reasons.

Our discussions with Cambridge University Press led to doing Brighter Thinking Forum conclaves of which the first happened in Pune and next expected in Bangalore. We got encouragement from schools about the need to have youngsters of our age take the lead to deploy such programs. However they have challenged us to do the first pilot at our own costs and we will not let go,

In general, we would specifically allocate the funding towards students who have shown dedication and skill in their endeavors, as well as, expressed their inability to pay for such cognitive interventions without financial aid. Students who never would have been able to attend otherwise will have the opportunity to improve by facing new challenges and creative learning, and receiving feedback from professional judges at these travel tournaments. These students will bring these skills back to our school and help our team grow as a whole.What we've done so far

Currently, we are in the process of planning many different fundraisers and also planning for encouraging businesses to donate. While all of these fundraisers are great in theory, they haven’t actually occurred, so as of now we are paying for bringing the concepts together by the money being invested by our parents .

Who we are
Sapna, founder and visionary of TeenzClap is a grade VIII student of Sanskriti School, Pune, deriving energy from writing, singing and playing the keyboard. She is a certificate holder of Trinity School of Music, London. Being the chief evangelist of TeenzEvents, she also handles the company's Instragram presence, @teenzclap. She blogs regularly and her stories , poems have been published in various magazines. She also has an account on Instagram where she posts short stories and quotes which hold the sense of originality.

Pranav is a promoter and a fan of TeenzClap. A Grade IV student of Sanskriti School, Pune, he is also extremely passionate about Rubik's Cubing, and has participated in two championships organised by World Cubing Association. Playing the drums gives him happiness and he is also doing activities which help him to learn coding, hence, becoming a software coder. As a pre-teen, he motivates teenagers to follow their passion and to fulfill theirs dreams

Why this is important
Usually none of the students able to attend any cognitive based learning programs since the costs are prohibitive in India. In saying this, a majority of the members are missing out on the incredible opportunity to compete and learn due to financial barriers.

Where the money is going
Upon the successful funding of our project, we will allocate certain amounts of money to do pilot projects for students from aided as well as unaided schools. The results of the pilot will be posted online and the next steps will be proposed accordingly.

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