Building on our partnership with Social Welfare Schools since 2018, we launched Think and Make, Inqui-Lab's Flagship program, across 40 Social and Tribal Welfare Schools in Telangana.
We launched the program under a 2-year MOU with the TSWREIS and TTWREIS departments. We are grateful to the invested officials in these departments who encouraged us to innovate and implement a 4-module version of Think & Make at scale.
To take this peer-led program forward, a 3-day residential training was held for a cohort of 160 ‘student leaders’ and 40 ‘mentor teachers’ from 2nd to 4th August in Hyderabad. The aim of the training was to arm the cohort with necessary skills and knowledge to facilitate this in-person program in their respective schools for their peers.
The program aims to push a culture of problem-solving in learning spaces. Drawing from past student feedback, the current version includes many more activity based sessions to deliver engagement & learning. From practicing Observation through a game of ‘I Spy’ or ‘Dumb Charades’ to prototyping their ideas by up-cycling or designing eco-friendly products - there’s a lot that students will benefit from. With this blend of activities, debrief, and problem theme-centred learning, student teams can: