element14 equipping young innovators with a brighter future

element14 facilitates STEM and project based learning within underprivileged communities

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element14, the global technology leader is working with a number of NGOs in India to set up state of the art lab facilities and promote STEM education. As the Development Distributor, element14 is committed to developing an interest in technology among young people, especially in underprivileged communities.

This support has included:

  • Working with the We Share Happiness Foundation (WSH) as they launched their first Raspberry Pi Lab, which opened in August, by helping to equip the lab withRaspberry Pi kits.The foundation aims to encourage government school children to build an interest in STEM education through its WSH Pi Lab program.

  • Supporting Kadapa-based, Aarti For Girls, which fosters and supports abandoned girls by providing them with a home and opportunity. Aarti For Girls works to educate and empower women in the larger community through training and advocacy programs that allow them to achieve economic independence and increase their self-confidence. element14 provided BBC micro:bits to support a workshop for students at grade 7-10.

  • Role as official equipment partner for the STEM-C (Science, Technology, English, Mathematics and Computer) Program developed by the Saraswati Sewa Foundation (SSF), a non-proft organisation, and The Institution of Engineering and Technology Services India (IET), to create ‘Tech Awareness Events’ in schools.  element14 provided a range of Raspberry Pi and Micro:bit Kits for the program, which aims to promote project-based learning (PBL) in schools and organise STEM-C classes for under-privileged children in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Uma Pingali - Business President, element14: “element14 believes that every child irrespective of his or her background should be provided with an opportunity to learn and use technology and that by introducing them at a young age, can help them to choose and excel in STEM and give wings to their dreams. We are honoured to be able to facilitate the interests and talents of these aspiring innovators and it is encouraging to see so many young children given the opportunity to develop an interest in STEM.”


About us

Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.

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