June 24: Dell Technologies, in partnership with Learning Links Foundation, has unveiled a Community Tinkering Lab across three locations, namely Bangalore, Pune and New Delhi.
The Community Tinkering Hubs (CTH) have been inspired by the Atal Tinkering Laboratories set up in schools by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, and Government of India.
The Community Hubs will cultivate a collaborative, learning-centred environment where members belonging to different parts of the community can work with each other leveraging their shared knowledge and creativity with the resources provided.
The objective of establishing Community Tinkering Hubs is to promote and strengthen the joy of informal, experiential learning through technology and bridge the digital divide among communities. These Hubs aim to inspire and encourage community participation, promote the horizontal exchange of knowledge and provide community members with easy access to resources to learn.
To ensure maximum accessibility, the location of the CTH has been chosen in consultation with local wards and authorities. As mobilization is key to make the initiative meet its objective of collaboration among different members of the community, awareness campaigns and drives are to be launched soon. The CTH will be open to those who aim to leverage on their passion to develop solutions to community issues and engage in self-learning activities that focus on problem solving and innovation.