To give a boost to the strategic nation building initiative ‘Mentor India’, NITI Aayog has invited applications from leaders who can guide and mentor schools students in 900+ Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).
The ‘Mentor India’ is a initiative taken under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Government of India’s flagship program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
“The deadline for submission of applications to join Mentor India is September 30, 2017,” NITI Aayog said in an official statement. Interested corporates, professionals, academicians, students etc. can submit their applications at http://aim.gov.in/mentor.php.
‘The aim of the programme is to engage leaders who can dedicate 1–2 hours every week in one or more such labs and enable school students to experience, learn and practice future skills such as design and computational thinking,” NITI Aayog said.
ATLs are dedicated works spaces where students (from Class 6th to Class 12th) learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India.
More than 30 top thought leaders have already signed up as brand ambassadors for the initiative.
Possible areas of contribution from mentors include technical knowhow, innovation and design, inspirational, and business and entrepreneurship.