Essar Bulk Terminals Limited (Hazira), with help of STEM Learning Pvt Ltd, has set up a Science Lab at Hazira village to support the local community school. The lab will help promote experiential learning that supplements textbooks. With 75 different types of modules, the aim of the lab is to make learning more experiment-based and practical.
Ms Zankhnaben Patel (MLA-Choryasi) inaugurated the Science Lab. Mr Dharmendrabhai Patel, the Hazira Gram Panchayat Sarpanch, and Mr Karsan Dodia, Vice President (O&M) – EBTL attended the inauguration. Marking the occasion, Dr Mitesh Parekh, Principal – Nav Jagruti Vidhya Vihar Hazira, said that school education must go beyond text and visual & audio aids. It is important for children to feel the subjects they learn through books and experience their practical usage.
Through the Mini Science Lab, we expect to create a child-friendly ecosystem that would encourage students to learn science and mathematics in a fun and enjoyable manner. The lab will also empower teachers with easy teaching aids and improve pedagogy during science and mathematics class.
The Essar initiative was well appreciated by the MLA, Village Sarpanch, school principal, teachers, as well as parents.