The Army Goodwill School Harka Bahadur, Kargil (partner school under Bharti Foundation’s Satya Bharti Quality Support Program), which is located approx. 8000 ft. above sea level amidst mountain peaks, often faces mobile connectivity issues.
A group of motivated students came together to brainstorm and find ways to improve the mobile phone signal strength in the school area. The young students decided to build their own mobile tower using recycled material. Showcasing leadership, the children collected unused scraps of aluminium wires, pipes and cables, with support from local community people. Using the principles of applied science learnt at school and a lot of research, the children built an antenna like tower in just three days.
A considerable improvement in the signal strength was noticed after the fixing of the tower. The efforts of the students was highly appreciated by teachers and local people, inspiring many more children to participate in science experiments and activities.
Job Description Academic Mentor