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Bayer Science Teens
An exciting educational program for junior scientists: the Bayer Science & Education Foundation is awarding 25 scholarships this year for the Bayer Science Camp in Denver, United States. Ten scholarships are open to school students from Germany, five each to young people from the United States and India, and for the first time another five spots to youngsters from Africa.
Applicants should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have good grades in scientific subjects, a very good command of the English language and a strong interest in medical health issues.
Making Science Make Sense
The Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS) program provides school students with an insight into everyday natural science phenomena with the help of all kinds of fascinating experiments. The recipe for success is both -simple and effective: Bayer employees take time out to visit the schools, armed with hands-on science. These are experiments that the school children can carry out themselves.
The initiative aims to advance science literacy among students through hands-on, inquiry-based learning. The program is designed in a specific way that includes live demonstrations, experiments, audio-visual tools and interactive sessions to enhance the learning experience and make sure that science is taught in a way that's enjoyable and fun.
In India, the Making Science Make Sense program has been able to inspire a large number of students and inculcate in them the love for science. With around 60,000 students who have already benefited from the program since 2007, we intent to reach out to another 15000 students from Mumbai, Vapi, Himatnagar and Hyderabad for the academic year 2015-16.
Shiksha Abhiyaan - an education drive
In 2013, the Animal Health business rolled out a scholarship initiative for the children of aqua farmers associated with Bayer. The initiative was called “Shiksha Abhiyaan” which means an education drive. Eight scholarships worth Rs 25,000 each are to be given across India to children of aqua farmers who score highest in 12th standard - Science stream. This program acknowledges and encourages students who have fared well in the science stream and hence also aligns with the philosophy of ‘Bayer : Science For A Better Life'.
The Agricultural Education Program aims at raising awareness for food and farming all over the globe. It encourages young people to think more deeply about sustainable agriculture, food supply and the role of science in this context. The Summit provides a platform for young leaders to discuss challenges and develop solutions – small and large scale. The program is specifically for students between the ages of 18-25 years and serves as a platform for change.
In an attempt to transform the lives of child labor children in Koppal - the most poorest district of Karnataka, Bayer and its NGO partner initiated the 'Chiguru' project. Together the organizations work towards rehabilitation and reintegration measures for children in the age group of 7-12 years who are found working as child labor, primarily in agriculture operations or in other occupations.
Vocational Training: Bayer Ramanaidu Vignana Jyothi School of Agriculture
Teenagers coming from rural areas often don’t see job opportunities and move away to the big cities, thus adding to urbanization. To provide them with a professional alternative to earning their living in their rural home regions, the Bayer Ramanaidu Vignana Jyothi School of Agriculture was established in 2007 in Medak district of Andhra Pradesk. The school conducts two 6-months vocational training courses every year with approximately 30 students registered per course.
Bayer National Scrabble Championship
The Bayer Group worldwide has promoted cultural and sporting activities since the company was founded. In line with this, Bayer in India organizes the Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2009 under the aegis of the Scrabble Association of India as an annual event. The aim is to encourage and support Scrabble across the country. The ultimate brain-teasing word game championship reaches out to a huge number of participants across India. People of all age groups including school students, professionals like Doctors, Lawyers, IAS officers, Chartered Accountants, Journalists, MBA students and housewives competed for the coveted title.