Empowering Migrant Children using
E-STEM Education in the Rann of Kutch
Our solar-powered e-STEM computer lab for 400 migrant tribal children between the ages of 12 and 18 provides e-STEM education to the children, most of whom have never seen a computer in their life, teaching them about energy conservation through solar energy usage and how they can use clean energy strategies to build climate resilience in their community by protecting their biodiversity, practicing sustainable agriculture and sustainable transportation, and spreading the word amongst their families.
• Sustainable ecosystem management
• ICT skills
• Science skills
• Technological skills
• Engineering skills
• Math skills
• Environmental education
• Leadership within their own spheres of influence
• Empathy for people and planet
• Interdisciplinary thinking
• Collective Action
• Commitment to gender equality
Through the computers, our members from all around the world connect with the children, imparting this e-STEM education through creative modes of communication such as art, music and drama. We also teach the students how to search up information regarding fighting climate change using the computers. The science, technology, engineering and math education that we provide to the migrant children translates into environmental ground-level action in the form of sustainable agriculture and sustainable transportation.
The sustainable agriculture that our students implement using their e-STEM education is through agrovoltaics, which provides food security, creates green jobs and improves the socio-economic conditions of their marginalized rural community that has been disproportionately impacted by land degradation.
The sustainable transportation that our students implement using their e-STEM education is through our solar-powered mobile library,
which leverages a combination of clean energy and youth stewardship to provide education to other out-of-school migrant children.