Wabtec has long worked to meaningfully impact the communities in which it works and operates through its “Caring for Our Communities” program. The company, in collaboration with STEM Learning, took another step last week to further that mission with the inauguration of a STEM Science Center at Karnataka Public School located in Dodda Banaswadi.
“This inauguration is an exciting milestone in our partnership with STEM Learning and Government Schools in Bangalore,” said Rajesh Ranjan, CSR Leader, Wabtec India. “These Science Centers will nurture interest in STEM careers in young minds. Our hope is that these centers position students for successful careers in STEM-related professions.”
Wabtec and STEM Learning are targeting to build six similar Science Centers in schools across Bangalore. Approximately 3,000 children from Classes 1 to 10 will have access to these high-quality interactive science centers. The project also will provide students with opportunities to learn, develop and grow in various mentorship programs.
“We at STEM Learning believe that school education should not be only visual or audio, but it is important for children to practically understand STEM concepts. Through our science centres in partnership with Wabtec, we would like to open doors to students to construct evidence-based explanations of real-world concepts. The labs will help deeper absorption of STEM concepts and therefore creating a student-centred learning environment,” said Mahesh Kumar Corporate Relationship Manger STEM Learning.
“Wabtec‘s Caring for Our Communities program has been working with various partners near our office locations and in states where we operate for several years,“ said Rakesh Jain, Wabtec’s Vice President of Technology - Digital Electronics. “We will continue to partner with government schools and explore opportunities to engage kids to enhance their learning experience.”