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Spreading The Joy Of Science
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    Created by

    Surekha Bhalerao
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    students

    from underprivileged

Story

PROBLEM:
  • Today India is facing a challenge of 60 lakh school dropouts per year at the secondary level.
  • Kids in rural India are NOT developing a Scientific Temperament because of the way science is taught. 

APPROACH:
  • Make science Fun, Engaging, and Hands-on for the kids in rural schools. 
  • Empower their local science teacher with a fresh and engaging way to make kids fall in love with science.
IDEA:
  • A Complete Experiential Learning Science Kit Set - DIY Mysteries Science Kit.
  • INCLUDES- 
  • 10 experiments and 1 product development kit ranging from physics, chemistry, and biology for one semester.
  • A-Train the Trainer program for the teachers via videos and booklets and personal help from the team.
  • Each kit trains 50 students.
  • HOW WE MEASURE IMPACT -
  •  MCQs conducted Immediately after experiment sessions.
  • Consistent Sessions and Mentoring is being done by the team for five years with the same set of students.
  • Improvement in Academic Results.
PLAN OF ACTION:
  • WE ARE READY TO SCALE 12000 students Across the schools of Maharashtra.
  • We have already tested with 700 students by the end 2020

TARGET:
To Reach 12000 Students
  • Each kit trains 50 students for 1 semester 
  • Therefore we need 240 kits x 2 semesters = 480 kits
  • Each kit costs Rs.3000
  • Therefore we need 480x3000 = 14,40,000 INR
Fundraising goal: 14,40,000 lakh INR by the end of 2021

WHAT WE HAVE DONE (OUR STORY)
  • 300 kits designed by Women Scientists 
  • 14 sessions conducted throughout 7 schools across Maharashtra
  • The kit is tired and tested, and we are READY TO SCALE
TEACHER TESTIMONIAL
Prof. Samir Ghole
  • President, Vismay Foundation
Respected Madam, Warm Greetings!

This Art of Science project of Smile Wellness Foundation is a very good initiative. I feel every school should welcome this. This is especially going to add value to the students in villages, where many times there are no Laboratories... Students enjoy doing experiments and they get thrilled when they realize they can make some product.

Students get interested and come up with many inquiries. Students perform experiments and they grasp concepts in science easily. Smile Wellness Foundation has conducted 4 Science Workshops..and students felt so enthusiastic to handle material..tubes.. doing experiments by themselves. They really look forward to the next Science Workshop.

Manasi Deshpande
Vice president,Radhabai Hardikar pranijat mangal sanstha,Gujar-Nimbalkarwadi,Jayraj,Pune.


We would like to thank you for the informative and interesting workshop.
It had a strong positive impact on our students. So much so that they have started implementing the ideas discussed during the workshop in their everyday lives ; doing small experiments at home and especially in the kitchen.
It has been great associating with you.



MORE DETAILS
Founder:- Dr.Surekha Bhalerao
- "I started the SMILE Wellness Foundation (SWF) to spread SMILEs and promote wellness by educating communities about physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Our team comprises scientists and researchers who believe in the power of quality education to create long-term wellness in communities. Thus, we want to use science education as a tool for creating empowerment and unwavering smiles.”

We provide education kits that spark curiosity and love for learning in children who do not have access to quality education.

Dr. Surekha Bhalerao has also received Award as a Social Entrepreneur for Art of Science Project Finalist All India level in the hands of Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, on the platform of the National Conference for Social Innovation of Pune International Center.(18th November 2019)

Executive Team:
Dr. Surekha Bhalerao
  •          Founder
  •          Biochemist
  •          Innovator
  •          FICCI Gold Medalist, DST Award
  •          Corporate Trainer and Wellness Coach.
Dr. Neelambika Meti
  •          Botanist
  •          Professor
  •          Nutritionist
 Meenakshi Ghuge
  •          Yoga Trainer
  •          IT Professional
  •          Social Worker
Dr. Mamata Katadare
  •          Biochemist
  •          Consultant, Pharma Biotech
  •          Planning and Management
Varsha Koshti
  •          Beautician
  •          Animal Lover
  •          Social Worker
Suniti Kulkarni
  •          Software Professional
  •          Innovator
  •          Technical Support
Read further to learn more about this project:
According to a study, 2 major reasons students dropout out of schools are :
    a) LOSS OF INTEREST
    b) DIFFICULTY IN COPING UP WITH STUDIES.
 OUR SOLUTION:

Kit Features:
1) Experiments For V to VIII std Students
2) A Portable Ready use Science Lab Kit with brand new Accessories
3) Experiments designed By Professional & Experienced Scientists of India.
4) Videos for all Experiments.
5) A Quick After Experiment Test to quantify learnings.
6) Most Fun and Effective way of Learning.
7) Active Since last 2.5 years

We offer 2 Science workshops per year. We propose this exercise for 5 years so, at the end of 5 years, the student has come across 100 experiments and will develop skills to make 10 new products.

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