Testimonials from students of Akshar school who attended IRIS National Science Fair Workshop at MakersLoft
“This is an excellent workshop and should continue offering children a good insight in to the scientific world.” – Arun Maity
“This workshop has indeed increased my questioning and reasoning capabilities.” – Vaidchi Gupta
“This workshop has changed the my science attitude. Whatever I see now has a problem, Hypothesis and conclusion.” – Samriddhi Ghosh

5.jpg“MakersLoft is a place that is very relevant to Gennext. I have an eight year old boy and at times I channelize, his infinite energy levels, unending curiosity level positively. Activities offered at MakersLoft are quite engrossing, challenging and full of creativity that adds positive value to the overall development of the child.  The Scratch session is fantastic solution to the challenge of constant exposure to screen (laptop, computers, phones, tablet, iPad) which as parents we find very worrisome.” – Anisha Chaturvedi, mother of an 8yr old 

rg.jpg“MakersLoft – one of its kind in Kolkata ..A step towards revolution ..change in learning .. in the way a kid thinks , the process !! It is an essential platform which was required in the city!!” – Ragini Goyal, mother of a 6yr old

“MakersLoft radiates a different kind of energy. If you are a tinkerer by nature and you are not allowed to deconstruct things at home, then MakersLoft is the place for you. You may take a robot apart and put it back piece by piece  or you may take an old tape recorder apart and salvage the parts that are still working or you may take apart the grandfather clock that refuses to keep time and put the gears to some other use. If you are stuck, there will be some others to help you.If gears and wheels are not your cup of tea, you may simply spend hours creating pottery with lumps of clay or making jewelry with scraps of cloth or create your own installation with broken chairs. MakersLoft is a place where you can be ‘hands on’ without any inhibitions.” – Subha Das Mollick, Media teacher and Documentary Filmmaker, she was the head of the Film Studies and Mass Communication Department at the St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

lia“I highly recommend MakersLoft’s kids activities.  The opportunity to be creative is something that is sorely lacking for kids in Kolkata but Makers Loft provides this opportunity.  Parents wishing to support their kids’ creativity and critical thinking skills should definitely send their kids here.  My son has loved everything he’s attended in MakersLoft, he absolutely loves the place!” – Lia Delancey, mother of a 7yr old

“MakersLoft is a one of its kind innovation space for the city of Kolkata. What i simply love about MakersLoft is its diverse set of activities which is versatile enough for every age group. The makerspace in Ballygunge is an Invention Hub for budding entrepreneurs and creation space for art lovers. MakersLoft is doing a brilliant job in unlocking the creative streak of the citizen of Kolkata. Youth has tremendous potential to build products and ideas to fulfil their entrepreneurial ambition. I had a chance to explore the makerspace and it was by far the most adventurous places I have ever visited.” – Siddharth Agarwal, President of AIESEC, Kolkata

piyaligupta“For anyone who wants to create something, MakersLoft is a wonderland. Large work tables with trays full of fascinating things and a 3D Printer! The children were thrilled. On the final day each group had to give a formal presentation. This, for me, was the best part-the process of design thinking. Meghna Bhutoria told them about smarter ways of solving each problem. Children who had never been heard in class, spoke with confidence and clarity. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and want to come back to learn more.”- Piyali Gupta, Teacher, Akshar school