Janyaa, a 501c(3) organization set up in 2009, focuses on developing creative problem solving skills in rural kids in India.
The name, Janyaa, which translates to “life” appropriately fits with the vision of this organization.
As envisioned by founder, Venu Nadella, the kids educated from the principles of Janyaa are empowered to make progressive changes to their immediate communities and can help advance socio-economic state of their country.
Hands-on learning of the concepts & teaching how the concepts are important in real life makes learning fun and excites..
NGO / Government / Corporate Partners
Janyaa has been fortunate to be able to partner with other like-minded NGOs / Government / Corporates..
Professional Fund Raising
More than 98% of your donations go directly to the cause. Janyaa is a 501c(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
Monitoring and reporting – Mobile based monitoring for experiment usage and group sessions, e-Learning to teachers
Mobile Application based Monitoring for experiment usage, group sessions
Janyaa is committed to educate School students across the globe through ‘hands on learning’.
Hands-on learning of the concepts & teaching how the concepts are important in real life makes learning fun and excites the imagination.
A child understands the concepts better, and also able to retain them longer
The kit is like a Kohinoor diamond for teaching science in my school. The learning curve is increased by using this kit. It’s easy to use
Students are able to conduct the experiments on their own. They can explain the concept easily and clarify doubts easily with the apparatus.
Even without studying at home, we are able to do well in the school exams. We are able to write in our own words in the exams.
These are helpful to children to collect low cost materials themselves from the local shops and conduct the experiments and additional activities.
Having experienced the education system in the United States and also in India, the contrasting styles were quite obvious. The idea of making learning fun and interactive was what drew him to Janyaa. The passion and dedication of the founder, Venu and the rest of the team is what keeps him excited and involved.
Dr. Kilaru went to medical school at Guntur Medical College, in Guntur, India. He subsequently trained at world-class institutions on both coasts in general surgery, plastic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery. He was on Staff at the USC Plastic Surgery Division in Los Angeles, before moving to the Bay Area. He has been in the Bay area in Private practice for the past 14 years. Prasad has also completed MBA from the Wharton School of Business. In addition to being involved with several business ventures, he is on the Board of Non profit organizations both here and in India.
This was a pleasant surprise as he was the first person to ask us. He went through each and every experiment and helped us improve the quality and branding of our kit. He also helped us in procuring partnerships with Deshpande Foundation and with Chittoor government that we mentioned last year. He has been instrumental in refining our processes and strengthening our organization in India. He has been on our Board since 2015.
She joined SAP Labs, Palo Alto in 2001. During this time, the thoughts of under-privileged children disinterested in science and math always bothered her. Her goal to do something to change the way children learn was the driving force behind her creating Janyaa. She founded Janyaa in 2009 and started working with a small team of colleagues.
Her rooted belief is that by just teaching the concepts in a simple, practical and fun way so that children can relate to their daily life – a monumental shift can be achieved in learning. Her dedication and inspiration bought this very important teaching solution to primary focus.
Being a volleyball player herself, she drove the efforts and played a key role in bringing over 70 teams. Since then annual volleyball tournament has become a tradition for Janyaa. Apart from playing a key role in all fundraising events, she also worked with Venu in defining the processes for Janyaa, establishing partnerships and working on program execution. Without Usha, Janyaa wouldn’t be where it is.
She holds a Masters Degree in Software Engineering from San Jose State University and under graduate degree in Computer Science and engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India. She currently works as a Platinum Engineer at SAP, Palo Alto. She loves to play basketball with her 5 year old son and read books whenever time permits.
Dan leads PTSOS, an organization providing support to new physics teachers. A video of one of the PTSOS workshops about gravity went viral on YouTube and now has over 26 million views. Dan has done workshops and developed curriculum for NASA, the USGS, the SETI Institute, the SCCOE, EnCorps, and NMSI.
Dan was selected by NASA to be an Airborne Ambassador for Astronomy and flew into the stratosphere aboard NASA’s Sofia 747. Prior to becoming a teacher Dan was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed/Martin where he developed advanced space systems. Dan has a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois, a Physical Science teaching credential from San Jose State University, and a Master’s in Instructional Technology from the American College of Education.