Atal Tinkering Labs are dedicated works spaces where students (Class 6th to Class 10th) learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India. The labs are powered to acquaint students with state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, robotics & electronics development tools, IoT & sensors etc. The lab activities are designed to spur the spark of creativity and go beyond regular curriculum and textbook learning. The labs will let students explore skills of future such as design and computational thinking, adaptive learning and artificial intelligence.
This is to initiate technology into young minds at a bit earlier age so that they develop an interest into whichever field they choose in the Pre University Education.
Balika Adarsh Vidyalaya received this grant in November 2017 and the ATL was inaugurated on March 3rd, 2018.
The Tilakwadi Female Education Society’s Balika Adarsh Vidyalaya is known to be the first Marathi Medium High School in Belagavi to receive Atal Tinkering Lab.
Here, children who are interested and want to explore more about Science are welcomed with their ideas. Students are taught about Hardware and Software, Conceptual ideas that are used in day to day life are made easy and understandable.
Every month end a real-time industry is visited by these kids to understand how India is developing and how can it be developed more by putting some more ideas.
Anuja Tinaikar, ATL Incharge, Balika Adarsh Vidyalaya, is an engineer, possesses an MTech from Visvesvarayya Technological University and handles this lab and is carrying out the noble task of training children how to handle components in a playful tinkering manner.
She has been taking students to different Exhibitions like Rotary Sci-Fair, Meraki At GSS PU College and also has won many Prizes.
The students are proud winners of the title “Nature Conservation award” of an award and appreciation at Yantrotsava 2k18 in Bangalore held at St Anthony Claret High School, Bangalore.
Speaking to AAB, she said “It is different about the projects when the children observe. Children are keen observers, because of them I get to learn many more new things through their thinking.”
“I asked a small boy how India can be developed?” He said Mom and Dad don’t know anything of Banking. Like a Piggy Bank, there should be a big bank for the kids like us who know many things of transactions and we can grasp things easily. We will learn to save money rather than wasting it on chocolates and Maggi. We can save and give a surprise to mom and dad on their Birthday. All children will get an ATM card and their scholarships will be put in their accounts on time. These ATM cards will be in our ID cards so that we can swipe easily and can be located if in any danger like many children are kidnapped
This idea influenced me that I should keep learning and that is what I do every day and I enjoy every moment of my work”.
Anuja Tinaikar is a multi-talented and multi-faceted personality who is a voice artist an can dub for many, she is also ATL Incharge, an Anchor, a businesswoman who handled her fathers business.