Researchers' World/"Forscherwelt"

Researchers’ World or Forscherwelt (as it is called in German), is an international education initiative set up by Henkel. It aims to encourage children to explore the world of science and to make research fun. The initiative includes teaching units for primary schools.

Infographic: Forscherwelt

Through the Researchers’ World initiative of Henkel, children discover the thrill of scientific experimentation. They become little researchers and get a playful introduction into science’s secrets. The initiative’s patron is Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee at Henkel.

This international education initiative was launched in 2011 atour Düsseldorf Head Quarters where a child-friendly laboratory is dedicated to this initiative. Over the years, this initiative in various formats has been rolled out to other countries. More than 34,000 children around the world have already taken part in this initiative, playfully discovering scientific secrets by conducting a variety of experiments.

Researchers’ World initiative in India

to In India, the Researchers’ World initiative was launched in December 2017. The initiative is funded vide Henkel India’s CSR budget. The beneficiaries of any CSR initiative in the country have to be from needy communities. Thus, for the first time in Henkel’s experience, this initiative is being conducted for underprivileged students studying in Government/ Municipal schools.

We have tied up with EDREST, an NGO, to execute this initiative. In September 2017, six teachers from the NGO were trained at our lab by the Global Head of the Researchers’ World initiative, Dr. Ute Krupp.

Since the launch of this initiative, these trained teachers have conducted experiments with students of 6 Navi Mumbai Municipal schools in Marathi/ Hindi from grades 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. Considering that these schools do not have labs, these teachers carry the equipment and material required to conduct these experiments to the schools and the students conduct experiments in groups in their own classrooms.