US English Access Program – US State Department
The programme brought twenty five children from India to the US to discover the culture, the importance of the English Language in the world. To continue and prepare their learning, each student was given an IPad with internet connection so that they could surf online and exercise their English skill.
At the beginning of the programme twenty five children from rural village in India received an IPad with a complementary internet connection, they received training on how to surf the web safely and English. Then they all went for three weeks to the United States of America where they got to travel the country, visit museum, theme parks, science centres, they also took classes in English.
The aim was to give them English and make them understand that knowing languages is important for their development and the development of their village. With the help of the technology and knowledge, the twenty five children became leaders and they empowered their village and the surrounding villages.
This programme was our first major success and it confirmed us in our drive for education. We learned that the slightest of international exposure can bring a lot of positive change in a children and students. The children will become leaders for their families, friends and localities. They will become actors of change.
BRIC Internship – Le Forem, Wallonia’s government agency for employment and lifelong learning
In 2014, Edulab partnered with Le Forem, the Walloon governmental agency for employment and lifelong learning. The project will send 20 to 30 young graduates each year to India for a three month internship in a company, association or institution. Each graduate will receive a substantial grant from “Le Forem” in order for them to complete their internship.
Every year, twice per year between twenty to twenty five young graduates go through a series of test conducted by Le Forem and Edulab. Out of that ten to fifteen get selected for a fully funded three months internship in India.
We cater to their internship, the visa, the orientation pre departure and post arrival, their accommodation in India, their transport between home and their office. As for most of them it is their first trip to India, we make sure they participate in cultural events that are held throughout the year.
The programme has been a success. All interns have worked in top companies across India. After their internship 90% of them managed to find a job.
This is our impact, making the youth work ready. Giving them the opportunity to learn and enhance their skill while gaining actual work experience.
China and India Student Exchange Programme – CPAFFC (China People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries)
In 2015, The CPAFFC contacted Edulab to manage the Indian part of their Student Exchange Programme with India. Later in the year a group of 20 students with one teacher and a representative of Edulab flew to China for two weeks of classes, industry visits, governmental agency visits, academic campus visit and Chinese culture exposure.
This two week programmes gave the student an invaluable international exposure. In a connected world, having a international sensibility, an ability to adapt and talk to people of different culture and horizon is a major skill for professional and personal development.
SILICE Project – co funded by the Erasmus + initiative of the European Commission
The SILICE project is an international capacity building project. It is composed of 14 universities and institutions from 6 different countries that will span for minimum 3 years.The aim of the programme is to develop Social Innovation in Israeli and Indian Local Communities and in Entrepreneurship Student.
It started in March 2017, where every project coordinators from every institution and university came together in Israel at the IDC, Interdisciplinary Centre, in Herzliya, Israel. The host and leader of the project, Dr Eric Zimmerman along with his assistant Mrs Ariella Azoulay welcomed all team members for a three intense day of preliminary work.
In May 2017, the first SILICE Indian meeting of SILICE took place at SP Pune University, a partner of the programme. During this meeting, the Indian Universities with the help of Dr Eric Zimmerman, Mrs Ariella Azoulay and the Edulab Team organised the work for the Indian side of the project.
The first meeting happened in March of 2017 in Israel and it was followed by one in Pune in May to organise the work of each institute. Around ten teachers from India will receive twelve days of training in Europe on Social Innovation, they will integrate their learning into the curriculum to impact their students.
The project will also fund the creation of Social Innovation Lab that will help social ventures all over India.