Date: July 30, 2016.
Venue: Innov8 Coworking Space, Chandigarh.
A unique initiative launched in collaboration with Chandigarh Metro , under which around 70 slum children from the tricity were imparted training in a startup culture at the newly opened INNOV8, a co-working space here in Industrial Area Phase I. The programme was launched at a workshop here, which would train slum children on a fortnightly basis at the co-working space, which has a number of startups working from its premises now.
The participating children were brought in a radio cab to give the feel of an entrepreneur and were even trained how to use the mobile application to promote digital India. They were on the inaugural day explained basics of robotics. They were also given away certificates to acknowledge their participation in the workshop.
Trained by the Chandigarh based RoboChamps, Tushar Sarin, a Class Eight student of Vivek High School, Sector 38 here, would be a part of the training module, which is supported by the staff of RoboChamps under the mentorship of Akshay Ahuja, Founder of RoboChamps.
Vivek Atray, I.A.S, Author and Mentor, while speaking on the occasion said, “It is highly important for society at large to encourage children from underprivileged backgrounds to shine and realise their potential.”