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
Kids look forward to working in the labs
Learning theory and concepts of technology
Interactive learning makes technology easier to grasp
Design thinking and problem solving
Time for exploration
Collaborating on projects
Build your project from scratch
Grade-specific Pi Lab curriculum is provided to teachers
Teacher training sessions at Bansuri’s office
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)
Transcending language barriers
Fun is encoded into the programs
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.
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.