Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises in partnership with Ericsson today inaugurated “The Robotic Lab” at Satya Bharti Senior Secondary School, Jhaneri, Punjab.
The lab in the government school will benefit the underprivileged students from class IV to class VIII and further stimulate their interest in science and technology.
During the robotic classes, students will learn the basics of programming and develop the skill sets to create precise and accurate instructions. The three-year partnership with Bharti Foundation aims to impart knowledge that inspires students to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With Ericsson’s global experience and expertise in leveraging ICT technology, this program will provide knowledge in the areas of new technologies, coding, programming and robotics to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion, Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said, “Robotics at the school is now a significant part of learning that improves the analytical skills of students. I would like to thank Ericsson for partnering with us in this initiative and provide this exciting learning opportunity to the underprivileged students that they would not have access to otherwise.”
Working in the robotics projects will also help students to improve their analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
Heather Johnson, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson said, “The program with Bharti Foundation aims to inspire and equip children to approach technology and problem-solving by creating an open atmosphere for learning, where instructors share their enthusiasm for STEM, thus inspiring children to participate in future technological studies. The project highlights Ericsson’s commitment to supporting access to education for students everywhere and leveraging ICT to enhance learning outcomes.”