Saturday, November 5, 2016

My name is Arvind Gupta and I am a toymaker from India. I started making science toys 35 years back to make make science fun for children in village schools. Most of the 0.7 million village schools in India have no science laboratory. Even in the city schools - if you visit a science lab you will see all the fancy burettes, pippittes glassware and plastic ware locked away in cupboards covered with a grime of dust!! All this precious equipment is meant for the School Inspectors, NOT the children.

So, we started devising toys, science experiments using throwaway stuff - we have over 100 experiments with old plastic bottles, tetrapaks, one dozens caps using old newspapers, we make 30 different kinds of PUMPS with which children can inflate a balloon, throw water 15-feet away or make a water sprinkler with a plastic straw. We have put all this in the FREE public domain. Today 51-million children across the world have wathched our videos in 20 languages. My Website

From Science Teaching I was slowly drawn to Education. India has multiple languages. We have tried to translate some of the worlds' best books on Education in Indian languages to make them accessible to our teachers fom Free.

If you are a teacher, you can download 83 of the best books on Education in English 



Thanks to Steve for inviting me to contribute. Together we can make this world a better place for our children

love and peace
arvind gupta