13 - 15/2/2017

Bangalore, India

Agastya International Foundation is an Indian educational non-profit organisation based in Bangalore, India whose mission is to spark curiosity, nurture creativity and build confidence among economically disadvantaged children and teachers in rural India.

Agastya has a Creativity Lab located on its 172-acre campus in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh and over 100 Mobile Labs and 45 Science Centres all over India. It has implemented programmes for over 5 million children) and 200,000 teachers, from vulnerable and economically disadvantaged communities.

Agastya has been awarded with several awards and merits, including the Google Impact Award and the Clinton Global Initiative. The Prime Minister’s National Knowledge Commission has recommended the Agastya model for a nationwide scale up whilst the Rockefeller Foundation has nominated the organisation to a list of 100 Global Innovators.

The aim of the Study Tour is to learn and explore the possibility of replicating the programme to transform and stimulate the thinking of underprivileged children and teachers, elsewhere in the world especially in poor and other disadvantaged communities.

Monday, 13th February 2017
10:00 PM Depart KLIA on MH 192
11:30 PM Arrive Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore and check into Shangri La Hotel Bengaluru

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

06:00 AM Depart Shangri La Hotel for Agastya International Foundation’s Kuppam Campus in Andhra Pradesh (approx. 110 km from hotel, about 3hr travel)
09:00 AM Arrival at Kuppam Campus Breakfast
09:30 AM – 01:00 PM Tour of Agastya International Foundation’s Kuppam Campus

  1. visit to science-maths-activity lab
  2. interact with Campus Teacher Training Team
  3. interact with Young Instructor Leaders (YILs) Team (children-teaching-children program)
  4. interact with Media Arts team
  5. visit to mobile lab outreach program in a Government School
  6. visit campus ecology program walk
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch
02:30 PM – 06:00 PM Continuation of Tour
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Dinner
07:30 PM – 10:00 PM Tour of Operation Vasantha evening activities
10:00 PM Return to Shangri La Hotel Bengaluru
(* Note – day use room on twin sharing basis be provided at Kuppam Campus)

Wednesday, 15th November 2017

10:00 AM Depart Shangri La Hotel for Meeting
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Meeting with Management Team, Agastya International Foundation

Agastya International Foundation 101, First Floor, Varsav Plaza 12 Jaymahal Main Road Bengaluru, Karnataka 560046

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Lunch
02:00 PM – 05:00 PM Tour of Bangalore
09:00 PM Check out from Shangri La Hotel Bengaluru

Thursday, 15th February 2017

12:20 AM Depart for Kuala Lumpur on MH193
07:00 AM Arrive KLIA
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