Reimagining the possibilities of the ICT program and using technology to learn life skills
Reimagining the possibilities of the ICT program and using technology to learn life skills
Reimagining the possibilities of the ICT program and using technology to learn life skills

The Pi Jam Foundation

A COMMON VISION

Creating equal access to modern technology for all children and to inspire active members of society & change makers through a hands-on program.

WHat THEY DO

Pi Jam offers quality computer skills that promote a problem-solving mindset and design oriented thought, with a model that is built on three pillars –

 

Pi Labs: A comprehensive and cost-effective solution for setting up new computer labs or reviving existing ones in schools.

Community Centre: A free, open-to-all lab where children learn by working on projects.

 

Pi Jam Curriculum and Teacher Training: Focused on curriculum design that is pedagogically sound and up-to-date in partnership with field specialists; along with training and post-training mentorship in subject matter and computer pedagogy.

Pi Labs are a dedicated period in schools

Pi Labs are a dedicated period in schools

Kids look forward to working in the labs

Kids look forward to working in the labs

Learning theory and concepts of technology

Learning theory and concepts of technology

Interactive learning makes technology easier to grasp

Interactive learning makes technology easier to grasp

Design thinking and problem solving

Design thinking and problem solving

Time for exploration

Time for exploration

Collaborating on projects

Collaborating on projects

Build your project from scratch

Build your project from scratch

Grade-specific Pi Lab curriculum is provided to teachers

Grade-specific Pi Lab curriculum is provided to teachers

Teacher training sessions at Bansuri’s office

Teacher training sessions at Bansuri’s office

CORNERSTONES

Pi Jam uses low cost, open source technology to implement their curriculum, thereby enabling scalability. The hardware used is the Raspberry Pi mini computer. They have designed & developed a thorough curriculum under the guidance of

specialists from top institutes in India, with a view to give experiential, hands-on learning. The program is language-agnostic, and has successfully been taught in English, Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu.

Raspberry Pi (mini computer)

Raspberry Pi (mini computer)

Transcending language barriers

Transcending language barriers

Fun is encoded into the programs

Fun is encoded into the programs

ADDING VALUE

Bansuri has supported Pi Jam at an early stage in their journey, by mentoring the team to tackle the challenges of a young organisation and guiding them as they refine their operating model.

Funding was provided for 1 Pi Lab at a low income private school in Pune, Pi Jam operations for 2 years and to set up a lab at Bansuri’s community centre in Yerwada, Pune.

Reimagining the possibilities of the ICT program and using technology to learn life skills

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

  • Close to 500 students at Epiphany School, Pune have undergone the Pi Jam program over 2 years, 150 of whom have done 2 levels of the curriculum. Two of Epiphany’s ICT teachers have been trained by Pi Jam and continue to attend training & mentoring sessions to address their challenges and to improve their knowledge.
  • At the Yerwada Community Centre, 53 children have been regular participants at the Pi Lab over the last year.

HIGHLIGHTS

A student at the Pi Jam Community Centre created a prototype of an e-walking stick for the blind, which can alert the user about water, pot-holes

A student at the Pi Jam Community Centre created a prototype of an e-walking stick for the blind, which can alert the user about water, pot-holes & obstructions while walking.

The Weather Station program developed by Pi Jam, helps children grasp geography related concepts and collect real time weather data which can be shared with the IMD.

The Weather Station program developed by Pi Jam, helps children grasp geography related concepts and collect real time weather data which can be shared with the IMD.

Sonic Pi is a unique program conducted in Pi Labs where children learn algorithms by creating music.

Sonic Pi is a unique program conducted in Pi Labs where children learn algorithms by creating music.

The Makers’ Factory is an annual event where children from various Pi Labs across schools come together to showcase their creations, exchange learnings and play games.

The Makers’ Factory is an annual event where children from various Pi Labs across schools come together to showcase their creations, exchange learnings and play games.

Reimagining the possibilities of the ICT program and using technology to learn life skills
Insight Walk

Using the untapped potential of women to become change makers in their communities

CYDA

Developing a positive attitude towards health, hygiene and humanity at a young age

Reimagining the possibilities of the ICT program and using technology to learn life skills