Workshops at Schools in Maram, Chanoli and Satoli villages in the Himalayas, April 2016

After Hiteshi, in the Indian Himalayas I also visited Jeevashala in village Maram, Government Junior High School in village Chanoli and Aarohi Bal Sansaar in village Chanoli. The theme was the same ‘Tinkering with Electronics’ and the objective was to explain to students how to think like a scientist and ignite their interest in science.

Jeevanshala, a tiny school in village Maram, that I have been visiting for last four years.

Jeevanshala, a tiny school in village Maram, that I have been visiting for last four years.

Children made ToothBrush bots and then used their imagination to convert them into fantastic creatures!

Children made ToothBrush bots and then used their imagination to convert them into fantastic creatures!

Enjoying 3D Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard, an inexpensive virtual reality viewer.

Enjoying 3D Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard, an inexpensive virtual reality viewer.

Government Junior High School in village Chanoli.

Government Junior High School in village Chanoli.

I liked their students' suggestion box 'Mann ki Baat' (what your heart desires) - same name as that of the monthly programme hosted by Indian Prime Minister.

I liked their students’ suggestion box ‘Mann ki Baat’ (what your heart desires) – same name as that of the monthly programme hosted by Indian Prime Minister.

After the workshop the children had organised a march under the government's 'School Chalo Abhiyaan' (let's all go to school).

After the workshop the children had organised a march under the government’s ‘School Chalo Abhiyaan’ (let’s all go to school).

I too enjoyed the mid-day meal provided free at all government-run schools.

I too enjoyed the mid-day meal provided free at all government-run schools.

Aaron Bal Sansaar, a K-8 school in village Satoli, run by the NGO, Aarohi.

Aaron Bal Sansaar, a K-8 school in village Satoli, run by the NGO, Aarohi.