“Researchers World” Program a Fun Learn Science and Researchers Way of finding solutions, Started in Germany, presently running in 9 Countries, in India by EDREST
“Researchers World” Scientific and Researchers Way of thinking program was launched on 22nd January 2019, at CIDCO Convention Centre, Vashi by the hands of Dr Jurgan Morhard – Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mr Shilip Kumar President Henkel India. In last two years the pilot project has reached out to 4700 children’s from 13 Navi Mumbai Municipal Schools, a CSR partnership program of Henkel and EDREST in India. This program is currently running in Germany, Russia, UAE, Chili, Turkey, Poland, Italy, UK, Argentina and India. The program is designed to conduct sessions of 90 minutes each, with 8 session in row to a batch of 30 children which continues for 2 months, for class 3rd to 6th standard (8 to 12 years) children. The Teaches of Researches World conducts multiple batches in each school and then move on to another school. The session facilitates how to use basic material available in kitchen to create a product/solution focused on theme areas of Adhesives, Dental Care & Cosmetics by the researches way of thinking. This program targets to build solution oriented thinking among the young children. It was a short but grand launching program which had participation from industry delegates, media houses, Henkel and EDREST Team and Students. The students conducted live experiments which was the biggest highlight of the launch.
In our society even today, science education is seen only from the vocational and employability perspective. We need to see Science Knowledge as a tool in building effective individuals with solution oriented thinking. It should be seen as part of the personality development process, which will then respond to environmental sustainability right at start and responsive citizenship. EDREST also believes that Sports should be part of the school curriculum and organisations need to invest in organising local and regional sports events to polish talent, which will build a strong, interdependent and law abiding citizen.