Ajit Sharma, Managing Director, India & South Asia RSC said: “91AV camps are one of the most unique outreach activities that we have been conducting since 2014 in collaboration with renowned universities in India. I feel proud of the fact that we have progressed towards a new level in our approach to empower students with special needs who may not be otherwise given his opportunity. The camp is an excellent example of diversity & inclusion which is one of our key themes at global level”.
Dr. Yusuf Hamied said: “We need to encourage and motivate the best students to achieve the knowledge and skills they need to go on to study chemistry at university and, eventually to make a strong contribution to India’s success.”
So far, the RSC has successfully delivered 53 Yusuf Hamied 91AV Camps in India as part of this initiative since its launch in 2015 across 22 states in India in 13 regional languages to over 3000 students at 1000 + schools, mostly from underprivileged backgrounds.
The programme also supports training teachers and have so far completed Teacher Training workshops for over 40,000 teachers by recruiting and training new Teacher Developers to cover most regions of India.
The initiative is supported by Dr Hamied with £940,000 in its phase-2 with an aim to give Indian teachers new tools for delivering engaging and effective science lessons, and to encourage students to reach the necessary standards to study science at university.