Project Brief: MakerGhat is a community-operated non-profit makerspace and incubator situated in Powai (Mumbai). We provide highly subsidized access to a staffed makerspace where students, hobbyists, and professionals can engage with cutting-edge hardware and software a
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Mumbai
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Smita Puniyani
Project Partner(s): Jitendra Shah
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Flat No. 14, 3rd Floor, Samodiya Apartment, Hanuman Rd,Samodiya Apartment,Mumbai,
Tel: 91 8291416965
Stewarding Chapter: Mumbai

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Our goal is to inspire a culture of making, exploration, and creativity. We not only provide a safe space for experimentation, but train youth to serve as volunteers and gain in-depth experience with troubleshooting and debugging. On one end, we identify talented and driven youth, those from under-resourced neighborhoods and under-represented groups. On the other end, we connect them to programs and opportunities in incubators, industry, and academia. In the middle, we train and support our students with the design, engineering, and leadership skills necessary for gainful employment.

We will partner with Asha for Education to support our material and resource costs that are required to offer after-school workshops, weekend seminars, and mentorship opportunities to students to support collaboration on projects, and build a civic and empathetic mindset through the culture of making.
Providing the resources and energy to nurture creativity, curiosity, inclusiveness, and community through making.
JagritResearch Foundation's vision is to kickstart a change in how innovation is traditionally viewed in India as the domain of the highly educated. There is a dearth of original ideas, products, research, and companies in India considering the massive human resources available. This will continue to be the case until the overlooked three-quarters of the population unable to attend university is mobilized and equipped. We hope to effect a cultural change in the technology sector in India, starting with Mumbai.