In the heart of the village of Malihata, Mahanga, Cuttack, a spark of innovation and curiosity recently ignited in the hearts of over 250 students. This transformative moment was made possible by three remarkable young minds – Akhanskya Das, Basudeba Bhoi, and Om Padhi, who have taken the mantle of Young Tinker Champions to make a profound impact on their community.
Fostering Innovation and Curiosity
Akhanskya, Basu, and Om are not your ordinary students. They are Young Tinker Champions, on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower their peers. With a vision to cultivate innovation at the grassroots level, they recently organized an event that left a lasting impact on the students of Malihata.
At the event, the Young Tinker Champions showcased their Hydro-Rocket model, a testament to the power of hands-on learning and tinkering. They encouraged the students to do more than just observe; they asked them to launch the rockets themselves. This interactive approach not only piqued the students’ curiosity but also instilled a sense of wonder and excitement about the world of science, technology, and innovation.
Peer-to-Peer Learning in Vernacular Language
One of the most remarkable aspects of this initiative was the use of vernacular language for instruction. Akhanskya, Basu, and Om recognized the importance of effective communication to ensure that every student had the opportunity to engage with the content. By breaking down language barriers, they made sure that the message of innovation and tinkering resonated with all students.
The power of peer-to-peer learning cannot be underestimated. The Young Tinker Champions, being students themselves, shared relatable experiences and encouraged their peers to explore the wonders of science and technology. This approach not only made the concepts more accessible but also fostered a sense of community and collaboration among the students.
A Bright Future for Malihata: Young TinkerSpace
The impact of this event doesn’t end here. Akhanskya, Basu, and Om have bigger plans in store for Malihata. They are gearing up to establish a Young TinkerSpace in the village, which is set to benefit over 500 school students. This innovative space will serve as a hub for creativity, learning, and exploration, providing access to tools and resources that will empower students to tinker, build, and innovate.
Young Tinker! – A Journey Continues
On December 29, 2022, these inspiring young leaders proudly celebrated their status as “Young Tinker!” With a promising journey ahead, they are determined to continue inspiring young minds and fostering innovation at the grassroots level.
The impact of Young Tinker Champions, Akhanskya, Basu, and Om, is a testament to the transformative power of education, curiosity, and community. Their dedication to inspiring the next generation of innovators is paving the way for a brighter and more innovative future for Malihata and beyond. We look forward to witnessing the incredible impact that their Young TinkerSpace will have on the lives of countless students and the community as a whole.