Shortly after FLOS's creation in the summer of 2017, we began working with GHPS Yelahanka; a government school located in Yelahanka, Bangalore that educates underprivileged students coming from families that are below the Indian poverty line. We started by conducting monthly workshops with 8th grade students. Each workshop was centred around a specific topic and consisted of theoretical concepts, experiments, activities and quizzes. The workshops focused on engaging students in hands-on activities as opposed to reading from a textbook. We were able to do so by making use of the laboratory equipment available to us in our school.
After 2 years and numerous well-received workshops, we realised that FLOS could be scaled to reach as many students as possible. In the summer of 2019, we recognized Assam as a place where the education provided by the State was and still is, below the country’s median. To advance, we got in contact with Faculty Higher Secondary School in Guwahati, Assam and established a team consisting of 12 students and 3 teachers. Since then, both FLOS teams have been working with local government schools to make learning science more fun and interactive!