Innovation and Science Promotion Foundation (ISPF), is a non-profit trust focused on promoting Innovation and Science, especially amongst children. ISPF’s primary focus is creating experience-based learning opportunities where science can be learnt hands-on with interactive experiences that inspire innovation.
ISPF offers kinaesthetic learning programmes with a range of materials and resources to create, experiment, tinker and innovate to inculcate a better understanding of scientific phenomena and improve cognitive life skills. The Rancho Lab programme partners with Government and low cost private schools providing teacher training, Tinker Chests and handholding support to schools in implementing the programme. The Valley School, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore incubated the programme from October 2014 to March 2016.
All content developed by ISPF is available under the Creative Commons Attribution License. In summary, this licence lets anyone distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as they credit ISPF for the original creation.
The programme currently covers the V to VIII standards.
Our mission is Making Experiential Science Learning
Accessible to All.
In the process we:
Relate science and maths to things that we encounter in our daily lives. Bring key concepts out of textbooks into the physical world by experiential activities
Help children experience the thrill of innovation - identify a problem, try a solution; if it fails, try something different till you succeed in solving the problem
Showcase innovations (especially grassroots Indian innovations in the areas of health, ecology, building sciences, agriculture, etc.)
Create an interest in pursuing science and create open minds; foster curiosity such that they challenge the norm and raise questions
Over 80% of all donations are applied to programme funding, traceable to individual teachers and students.
Establish a space where children can engage, explore and innovate such that the whole fabric of science learning can be revolutionised for one and all