Science for Society (S4S) aims to focus on innovations in science and technology that can improve the quality of life of under-served communities in rural (and urban) areas. We will work towards the vision of creating an “Ideal Village” where the basic needs of the community in water, healthcare, education, energy, livelihood, sanitation, etc. are fulfilled, with due consideration to eco-sustainability and local self-reliance.
Over 1 billion of the world’s population do not have access to electricity. Less than 10% of people have access to electricity in some countries.
660 million lack access to safe water. The water crisis is considered by many experts as the #1 global risk for impact on society.
Almost a third of humanity (over 2 billion) lack access to adequate sanitation.
Life expectancy globally varies from above 80 (in advanced nations) to below 50 (in some developing nations), due to inadequate access to health care.
16,000 children under the age of 5 die each day from preventable causes. 25% or more of children in 17 countries have never been to a primary school.