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Sonata Software Partners with Agastya International Foundation to Promote Innovative Ideas from Rural Schools

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Sonata Software Partners with Agastya International Foundation to Promote Innovative Ideas from Rural Schools

CEO Insights Team

Sonata Software, a global IT Solutions company, partners with Agastya International Foundation, a non-profit organization. The collaboration is with an intention to develop interest in Science and Mathematics among the rural school students, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The three-year long project funded to the tune of Rs. 150 lakh will focus on building Mobile Science Labs for rural area students. Furthermore, it intends to develop a technology platform called ‘Lab on a tab’, which will allow the students to showcase their science innovations to the schools in remote areas through Mobile Science labs.

On the partnership, Srikar Reddy, MD & CEO of Sonata Software comments, “we believe that our partnership with Agastya’s Mobile Science Lab'’ initiative will help spark curiosity and interest in science and mathematics for the students in remote rural schools. Mobile Science Labs’ access to rural schools help raise awareness among economically disadvantaged Government school children on the importance of hands-on science education, while the Lab on Tab along with Hands-On science kits will benefit the government school students immensely in learning. We are committed to our goal of making a difference to wider society with technology through this partnership.”
The main focus of Sonata’s CSR activities is on skill development, employment generation and implementing technology to create a better society. The activities are implemented in collaboration with institutions from the primary and middle schools in rural areas and forest buffer zones to funding research in institutes of higher learning such as IISc, IIITB, and NITT. Sonata further believes in associating with organizations that hold proven track record and are highly innovative in providing education to improve the human potential.


Mobile Science Labs’ access to rural schools help raise awareness among economically disadvantaged Government school children on the importance of hands-on science education, while the Lab on Tab along with Hands-On science kits will benefit the government school students immensely in learning.



Ramji Raghavan, Chairman of Agastya International Foundation states, “We are thrilled to partner with Sonata Software in providing hands-on, interactive and engaging ways of learning Science and sparking curiosity and instilling the scientific temper in underprivileged children. We are also happy that we can leverage Sonata's technical expertise in further developing our 'Lab on a Tab' program to make it easier for children to absorb science concepts in a fun manner and further scale Agastya’s unique learning method.”