SANAND, India — In its commitment to lay the foundation for a better world, Ford recently hosted science fairs in two villages, Zolapur and Virochan, near Sanand Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant in India. Going Further to provide holistic education, more than 2,000 students took part in interactive science demonstrations, while their teachers received guidance, training and lesson planning tips.
At the events, more than 120 practical models were showcased to students – nurturing not only their minds, but also the minds of more than 150 young instructors that led the demonstrations. As part of the program, instructors are also providing opportunities for other students to learn using the “train the trainer” model.
More than 3,300 village residents also visited these schools to encourage students and participate in the organization of the events.
The Happy Schools program continues to help thousands of students, parents and teachers in areas surrounding Ford facilities in India. Currently, 10 schools near the Sanand facilities have successfully implemented the program.
“Such opportunities allow students and teachers to harness their potential and create an exciting environment for learning,” said, Rakesh Bhai Patel, principal, Zolapur Primary School. “This initiative by Ford India is a great example of a new‐age approach to science education and empowers students and teachers with experiential learning.”