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Experiential Learning at Scale

"When all our senses are being deployed – visual, tactile, auditory – our retention is much better." – Agastya, Chairman

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Agastya spreads knowledge to rurally dispersed locations via mobile labs ("science on wheels"), science fairs, youth instructor training, scientist+youth Q&A's, teaching with toys, night visits for astronomical classes, etc. They also have a campus built on wasteland in Andhra Pradesh in an area of some of the lowest literacy rates in India. Their focus? Capacity building. As of 2009, the Agastya Model has positively impacted over 3 million children and 120,000 teachers in 30+ districts and 4 states in India.

They've done great things like landscaping two huge human figures which 600 children planted out with various medicinal herbs. And check the image above for their innovative, mobile suitcase demo-gardens.

Yet another example of hands-on knowledge sharing – from folks who are already working at scale with their engaging initiatives.

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We could even take reference from a project by an NGO - VIDAL called "computer on wheels" its in the early stages right now but works on the same lines