Skills for Schools:

The Second Foundation Initiative

AMMACHI Labs has created the 2nd Foundation in 2016, an education initiative for teaching 21st-century technology skills to school children and young adults in rural and semi urban India.

If the first foundation of education is provided by the school and community in the basic literacies and values, the 2nd Foundation fortifies these with the 21st century skills. We put equal emphasis on teaching essential life and social problem solving skills alongside advanced technical skills like programming, robotics and hardware prototyping. This unique mix ensures that the youth build up resilience to face all eventualities that an unpredictable future brings.


The 2nd Foundation program reimagines education holistically and combines high technology with social and emotional learning. The workshops and year long programs are taught in schools across India and are delivered by mentors from AMMACHI Labs, fostering a peer-to-peer learning environment that is conducive to learning. The technical content and social/emotional learning content are woven together to create a unified platform for deeper and more integrated learning.

Our programs

Amrita Student Aeromodelling Club

An year long program conducted by Ammachilabs in schools to promote aeromodelling for humanitarian applications

Amrita Data Science Club

A new initative by ATL mentors of Change to help school students think critically about data, collect and analyze data in collaboration with professionals

Mentoring for ATL Marathon

ATL Marathon is a national level competition where Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Niti Aayog brings in a new theme every year for student innovators to carefully research, ideate, innovate and implement their innovations

Mentoring for ATL Tinkerprenuer Summer Bootcamp

A summer boot camp on digital skills entrepreneurship for school students organized jointly by NITI Aayog and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

Our Workshops

Robotics and IoT for UN SDGs

Computational Thinking

Maker Skills


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