- BASF promotes interest in science to primary school students
- Kids enjoy real laboratory experience at newly opened Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Mumbai
- 20th anniversary of BASF Kids’ Lab worldwide
Following the inauguration of the Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Mumbai, India, BASF brought its annual Kids’ Lab program to its new laboratories inside the Innovation Campus on Saturday. More than 240 Mumbai school children aged 6-12 learned more about the world of chemistry through simple, fun-filled experiments that highlight how chemistry plays an integral part in our everyday lives. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of BASF Kids’ Lab worldwide.
BASF focuses its corporate citizenship activities in India on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), in support of the UN Strategic Development Goal #6, which seeks to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. This year, the Kids’ Lab program focused mainly on the theme of clean and healthy food and nutrition, and aimed to promote awareness about the benefits of clean and healthy food. Through the “Clever Foodies” experiment, children were encouraged to become mini-foodies, and to understand the intrinsic role of chemistry in food as well as the key constituents of good food habits.
Dr. Raman Ramachandran, Chairman & Managing Director, BASF India Ltd. and Head, BASF, South Asia, said “It is our collective responsibility to stimulate young, bright minds and to nurture them for a promising future. At BASF, we wholeheartedly support engagement programs that are educational and enjoyable, and spark kids’ interest and curiosity in science and chemistry.”