We are members of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) community, working to improve science education in rural India. We aim to
- Inspire students from rural backgrounds towards science by teaching them hands-on science experiments
- Create awareness and encourage the student community of IISc and other educational institutes to work towards this cause.
The SFRI group originated during the discussions by a few like-minded students from IISc Bangalore in 2016, who felt the need to improve science education in rural India. Currently, the group has members including students, staff, and faculty from various departments on the campus.
We conduct science experiments in different government schools in the outskirts of Bangalore, aiming to experience the real scenario of education in rural areas.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we resorted our outreach activities to a digital platform, where we demonstrate experiments using pre-recorded videos.
Every year, IISc opens its gates to the public on the occasion of Open day. Kids Zone has been a part of the Open Day since 2017, where students from different departments demonstrate basic school-level science experiments under a common roof.