Tech led Innovation & Efforts for Socio-economic Impact by Young Minds!

By moGossip Team Sep 22, 2020  

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Students of Bombay Scottish School raised approx. Rs 16 lakh to set up the Subjee Storage Cooler for over 100 farmers in Marathwada! 

Storage Facility by Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, set out to raise around Rs 16 lakh that can help over 100 farmers in Marathwada to set up the Subjee Cooler, a cooling unit designed by Rukart Technologies.Mumbai school students undertake crowdfunding to help Marathwada farmers set up storage facility.

A group of 55 Class 10 students of Bombay Scottish School in Mahim, started a crowdfunding initiative to help small farmers in Marathwada set up a basic brick and mortar storage facility, designed by a startup from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The storage facility helps farmers store their produce for up to a week and overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A workshop at the school with crowdfunding platform—Fuel a Dream, made the students aware of the plight of the farmers and that impacted the students who then took upon themselves as a Team to raise Rs 30,000 via the crowdfunding platform to help two farmers set up Subjee Coolers. As most of the students have exceeded their goals; the funds will be used to help more farmers.

Contactless dispenser to curb COVID-19 spread by a10-year-old from UP ! 

Shreshta Singhal, is a 10-year-old student from Presidium School, Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh won the top spot in a challenge in the Avishkaar League that encourages young minds to think of solutions to solve global challenges.  Using robotics and coding, a contactless dispenser that can curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic was what at the end the hackathon resulted in, for Shreshta Singhal and for the larger benefit of the society. 

Having interest in electronic gadgets and the inclination towards Robotics, the hackathon facilitated hands-on experience in coding through Avishkaar Maker Board and allowed students to perform every experiment before and same for Shresht, before it reached the final design. 

The product is made using an Avishkaar maker board, an infrared sensor, a water level indicator, a water pump, a 10K resistor, a breadboard, a Z44 Mosfet and wires for connection, the product is compact and looks presentable. 

Shreshta’s Contactless dispenser as the name goes, will help avoid the unnecessary touching of tap surfaces and be explored for usage such as: dispensing liquids like drinking water, tap water, or liquid soaps. The power supply to the maker board can be from any USB power source like a computer, laptop, power bank etc.

Minecraft to make learning -teaching fun in schools! 

12-year-old, Namya Joshi, a Class VIII student at the Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana is leveraging technology to make learning and teaching a fun- using game-based learning platform Minecraft that offers a transformative way to engage students and ignite their passion for learning. 

Minecraft, is being used across the globe to teach a range of subjects, from History and Chemistry to sustainability and foreign languages, and one can map lessons directly to specific learning outcomes and curriculum standards.  

Microsoft game Minecraft can be best described as a sandbox video game that looks a lot like LEGO at first glance. In the game, players are placed in various randomly generated worlds which the players have the ability to manipulate.

For Namya Joshi, it  all began as a game and fun but then she realized that it had the potential to help children like hers… at large; learn the regular lessons in an interesting manner. Seeing all of her friends and classmates getting bored with regular lessons, Namya decided to recreate these with the help of Minecraft. Namya says in an interview that as per her Minecraft can help one enhance the topics visually and thus, leverage technology to make learning fun and exciting. Minecraft’s Education Edition, is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is one's own imagination.

Namya has also been training teachers across the globe with the help of interactive Minecraft sessions.

Gossip on such creative and social impact endeavours by the young minds.. is the need of the hour, especially efforts driven to bring in worthy solutions!

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