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A van makes learning science and mathematics a lot of fun

  • A van makes learning science and mathematics a lot of fun
    Summary: Larsen & Toubro and Prayas Trust have come up with an initiative for the benefit of underprivileged children. Under this welfare project, a van called “Fun N Learn,” will visit various government and government-aided schools and orphanages with the objective of enabling children to learn various concepts of science, mathematics and history and geography in a way they would enjoy. At the launch of the initiative, Devendra Desai, founder and managing trustee of Children Toy Foundation said, “Our target is to visit ten to twelve schools every month. Designed by Children Toy Foundation, the van houses toys, games on mathematics, paintings of the Indian map and illustrations of a moral story and posters of acclaimed personalities, including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Dr. A.P.J. We have introduced the same model in Mumbai with three vans and with one in Uttar Pradesh.”Meena Subrahmanyan, president, Prayas Trust, said, “This exercise will help children hailing from weaker sections of society engage in constructive recreational activity.”

    Larsen & Toubro and Prayas Trust have come up with an initiative for the benefit of underprivileged children. Under this welfare project, a van called “Fun N Learn,” will visit various government and government-aided schools and orphanages with the objective of enabling children to learn various concepts of science, mathematics and history and geography in a way they would enjoy. Designed by Children Toy Foundation, the van houses toys, games on mathematics, paintings of the Indian map and illustrations of a moral story and posters of acclaimed personalities, including Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Dr. A.P.J.

    Abdul Kalam, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Sachin Tendulkar and Viswanathan Anand. Also, the staff on the van will spread awareness about Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 20, 1989), which states that every child has a right to leisure and play and should be enabled to participate in cultural and artistic activities. At the launch of the initiative, Devendra Desai, founder and managing trustee of Children Toy Foundation said, “Our target is to visit ten to twelve schools every month.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/a-van-makes-learning-science-and-mathematics-a-lot-of-fun/article18184551.ece


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