Hearing-impaired students indulge in scientific experiments

KARACHI:19 May:More than 150 students with hearing impairment got to take part in activities and learn science through experiments at Deaf Reach School and Training Centre in Gulistan-e-Jauhar on Tuesday.
The activities were arranged for the students as part of an interactive session organised at a mathematics, arts and science festival. The event was organised by Alif Ailaan, in collaboration with the Pakistan Alliance for Mathematics and Science, Science Fuse, Robotec and ‘I Am Karachi’.
The activities were arranged for the students as part of an interactive session organised at a mathematics, arts and science festival.

According to Sikander Bizenjo, Alif Ailaan’s regional campaign organiser for Karachi, after working with the idea in different public sector schools, their next target was to approach differently-abled children and help them learn about subjects such as science and mathematics through fun experiments.

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“We approached the special education secretary but he was not supportive to allow our team to conduct the festival in any government-run centre,” he said while speaking about why the festival was organised in a private centre.

The festival was divided into three sessions. Mathematics sessions were conducted by Robotec, science experiments were led by Science Fuse while art sessions were managed by the ‘I Am Karachi’ team.
The event was organised by Alif Ailaan, in collaboration with the Pakistan Alliance for Mathematics and Science, Science Fuse, Robotec and 'I Am Karachi'.
The founder of Science Fuse, Lalarukh, who was interacting with the students through the help of their teacher, explained to the children how they can learn physics and chemistry through soap bubbles. “We prepared two different modules for the children to explain them easily,” Lalarukh said. In the first module, she said, they explained laws such as Newton’s gravity and force laws, while in the other they worked with soap bubbles that are fascinating for everyone, including elders. She explained how they have prepared different experiments for the hearing-impaired students to understand easily.Express Turbune.