Group of girls building a circuit board

Making a difference

The India STEM Foundation

Promotes hands-on contemporary education in science, technology engineering and maths, their teachings include robotics and programming for students of all ages.

Total Awarded: £59,000
Current Grant awarded: £28,000
Current Timescale: 2 years: 2023 – 2025
Location: India

In India, the search for sufficient STEM education faces many challenges – from inadequate infrastructure to cultural and social barriers, and a shortage of quality educators. Shaping the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers, and tech leaders.

Since 2006, the Indian Stem Foundation (ISF) have been striving towards their mission. With The Spectris Foundation grant, we hope to support ISF with revolutionising STEM education, making quality STEM education accessible to all through their state-of-the-art STEM programmes, tinkering labs, infrastructure, teachers training, and championing girls in STEM. The goal? To remove all barriers and inequalities for underprivileged and underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

ISF aim to ignite curiosity, encouraging a passion in the minds of young people for science and technology. Their mentor-driven programmes don’t just educate, they encourage students to rise to the challenges of our tech-driven world.

The Spectris Foundation is continuing to fund the Tinkering Lab at The Bharat English School and Junior College in Pune. A science classroom which provides students the opportunity to learn hands-on science and technology in their school; the India Stem Foundation provide a qualified technician to teach the students and teachers, and help schools transform unused space into creative STEM classrooms.