Thirty Kendriya Vidyalayas are among the around 250 schools selected for NITI Ayog’s ‘Atal Tinkering Labs’ (ATL) scheme which aims to groom one million children in the country as modern innovators.
ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through do-it-yourself mode and learn innovation skills.
Thirty Kendriya Vidyalayas are among the around 250 schools selected for the ATL scheme. Nearly 13,000 schools had applied for the scheme under the Atal Innovation Mission, a release by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan said.
Each Atal Tinkering Lab will be eligible for a one-time establishment fund of Rs 10 lakh. An addition amount of Rs 10 lakh as operation expenditure for a maximum period of five years will also be provided.
Children will get to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ATL will also contain educational and learning ‘do-it-yourself’ kits and equipment on science, electronics, robotics.
Other desirable facilities include meeting rooms and video conferencing facility.
The vision is to ‘cultivate one million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’ and foster curiosity and creativity as well as encourage computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, among others.–PTI