Digital Education Program - United Way India

Digital Education Program

Digital Education Program


Strengthening government-run schools by introducing experiential learning through the establishment of simulated classrooms, including support for setting up science labs, digital classrooms, and tinkering labs. This involves the installation of technological equipment such as smart boards, the development and implementation of a STEM curriculum, and teacher training on how to use the new technology and integrate it into the curriculum. This is a catalytic approach that offers an interactive, engaging, and enjoyable way of learning, with the aim of raising awareness, enhancing information retention, and strengthening children’s aptitude. It will enable children to become active learners, helping them develop STEM skills that will, in turn, prepare them to become capable leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers.

The Need

The Indian education system is evolving with a strong focus on science and math but still faces practical challenges.

Fear of difficult subjects like science and math persists, especially in rural and municipal schools with inadequate teaching staff, catering to underprivileged children.

As India promotes initiatives like Make in India, Skill India, and Digital India; STEM and simulating labs like Tinkering labs are crucial. To prepare school-going children, we need new skills and innovative learning methods.

The Benefits

  • Improved aptitude of rural students for learning science and mathematics, achieved by creating a simple, child-friendly ecosystem that is fun and enjoyable.
  • Empowering teachers with easy teaching aids and achieving better results in science and math in student academics.
  • Improving teaching pedagogy through the use of models in conducting science and math classes, leading to better engagement of teachers in teaching.
  • Increased enrollment and interest in STEM-related courses in schools, with continued participation in STEM programming.
  • Increased self-confidence in tackling science and math classes and projects.
  • A shift in attitude towards careers in STEM and a higher likelihood of graduating and pursuing a STEM career
  • Increased test scores compared to non-participants, along with a general knowledge of science and math-based concepts.

Our Intervention

An innovative mini-science lab, the Tinkering Lab, is established in government schools. These labs are permanent additions to the school environment, featuring 80 working models, 33 backdrops, and regional-language manuals for hands-on learning in science, math, and modern subjects like robotics and coding for students in classes 5 to 10.


Children attending Government or Government aided schools in low socioeconomic settings.

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Impact Till Date

3900+ students across 13 Government Schools


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