Around 2,200 schools that were provided funding by Niti Aayog to set up the Atal Tinkering Labs in order to promote research in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among school students will be surveyed by The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). NCPCR will be suggesting ways to ensure that children from marginalized communities that are there in the vicinity of every such school will be given access to such labs.
NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo stated that the child rights’ body will be acting as a monitoring agency for the implementation of the scheme.
Kanoongo further said that from the Central government these labs have received direct funding in order to advance innovation and creativity among children. It has to be ensured that the resources have to reach all sections, especially children from marginalized communities who are in the nearby settlements and schools. Around 2,200 such labs are already functioning and another 6,000 will roll off soon.