Creative Learning

Kriti Program

Engaging young children in low-cost making in under-resourced settings.

Through this project, we aim to encourage and support low-cost maker activities among young children at-scale, especially from under-resourced populations. Our approach for this is to:

  • Develop or curate semi-structured and localized guides on maker activities.
  • Focus on maker activities that are culturally relevant, affordable, and accessible.
  • Distribute the maker guides through various communication mediums.
  • Facilitate engagement around these activities remotely.
  • Support documentation of maker projects through tools and formats.
  • Foster project sharing with peers.

This project is currently in a pilot phase. We are looking to partner with schools, NGOs, and individuals interested in helping us run a pilot with their children. As a pilot partner, your role would be to help facilitate engagement around the activities with kids, report feedback, and help us understand the program's effectiveness. We plan to use the lessons learned from this pilot to further design and develop new tools and programs to support this work at-scale so that it could reach many schools and kids from under-resourced settings.


Maker Guides

cardboard-automata.pdf
vichitra-yantra.pdf
explore-spinning.pdf

🙏 Credits: Our localized maker guides are based on Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio activities: https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering/projects.


Report & Blog Post

https://unstructured.studio/uploads/2020/09/kriti-program-report.pdf

Kriti Program: learning remotely via low-cost making and tinkering!
In the summer of 2020, we launched a new pilot, Kriti Program [/kriti-program/], to engage students from under-resourced environments remotely in low-cost maker activities. In a two month pilot, 77 students from 3 organizations (2 schools and 1 NGO) based in Gujarat, India, participated in eight low…
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