The TRL model implemented in Bahraich district, Uttar Pradesh impacts children, especially girls, by advancing their aspirations of pursuing STEM disciplines in the future, by supporting them in their foundational years. This will result in long-term social and economic dividends and more women opting for STEM careers. This project is aligned with the national and state government’s focus on promoting STEM education. It leverages existing government resources, and strongly uses CARE India’s technical partnership with the government to deliver change and impact.
The TRL project is based on a four-pronged approach, including:
- Access to a well-equipped teacher development Resource Centre including a library, laboratory and ICT
- Peer learning platforms for continuous development of teachers’ understanding on STEM pedagogy
- Mentoring students, particularly for girls, by organising interactive sessions with women scientists, doctors and other professionals working in STEM-related sectors
- Connecting with communities to increase their awareness about application of scientific processes in day-to-day life