Social Impact

To promote Science Education and make it universally available and accessible to all across rural and semi-urban areas, QED has been conducting free Science Days under the aegis of "QED on Wheels" for the benefit of these marginalized schools and school children.

QED has since its inception reached out to 1 Million people through its public spaces, exhibitions, events, science fairs and science days

QED – Making a difference

Phase 1 – Feb – Jun 2013

In collaboration with the State Government of Tamil Nadu and the TN State Education department, QED adopted Kanchipuram district and Trichy district for this outreach program. The QED social outreach program has been conducted across 2 districts in Tamil Nadu viz. Kanchipuram district and Trichy district.

6 Educational Blocks, 69 Schools and 9382 students benefitted from this QED on Wheels program.

District – Kanchipuram

Educational Block# of Schools# of Students
Chitlapakkam

17

5,823

Uthramerur

10

447

Kanchipuram

21

1,212

Total

48

7,482

District – Trichy

Educational Block# of Schools# of Students
Thiruvarumbur

3

300

Anthanallur

10

900

Manikandam

8

700

Total

21

1900

 

The journey of this "Science is Fun" QED on Wheels has been meaningful to the QED team in measuring excitement and learning impact on students, receptivity of teachers to this mode of learning and its pros and cons.

These activities have been documented by us on videos, photographs and feedback testimonials. There has been a lot of media interest with local print media and TV channels such as Jaya Plus, Captain TV, Pudhiya Thalaimurai covering these QED on Wheels.

The state education department impressed with the findings and the implementation of the QED program across the 69 schools has consented to provide QED with the opportunity to extend this program in Phase 2 to a total of 7 districts, 25 Educational Blocks and over 200 schools with a potential to impact and outreach to 40,000 students.

Our journey has just begun. Our learning has just started. Watch for more updates.

 

Testimonials

"Science City a Government of Tamilnadu Organisation under the Department of Higher Education organized a Science Camp exclusively for the winners of the Children's Science Academy Awards-2012. The Science Camp was organized from 5.5.2014 to 8.5.2014. One of the programmes was by QED: (Quest. Explore. Discover) which was organized on 8.5.2014 between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. The programme was well received by the student Scientists. QED made the programme informative, creative, interesting and enjoyable. The feedback was also encouraging. We will associate with your organization in our future programmes organized by Science City. We thank you for the efforts taken."
M Kutralingam, I.A.S. - Additional Chief Secretary/ Vice Chairman, Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.