Enabling Innovation & Creativity

Bringing Janyaa Program to Nigeria

In partnership with Rotary, we have officially started Janyaa program in Nigeria. Teachers have been trained, and we are very excited! We were told that these teachers are also very enthusiastic about using our experiments. Good to know 🙂

Janyaa/United Way Schools Visit

Janyaa founder Ms. Venu Nadella is currently in India visiting the schools where we partnered with United Way, Hyderabad to implement Janyaa program in 50 schools. Below is the note from Venu Nadella summarizing her visit. During my first school visit, children were busy with peer learning sessions. The girls were very excited about their…

Janyaa – KPMG partnership

As we continue our journey through 2020, we would like to share Janyaa’s accomplishments from the past few months. We are partnering with KPMG India to provide training to school teachers where we are implementing the Janyaa program. We conducted trainings in schools in Kothagudem (Telangana, India). Demos were given to teachers on the experiments…

Janyaa Nature Lab – Grow to learn

  Janyaa Nature Lab (JNL) is an in-school initiative where children can apply Janyaa Lab In a Box(JLIB) science & math concepts to nature. The idea is to encourage schools to grow gardens in their premises under the ownership of children. School gardens are an effective way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with…

Scientific Rangoli – Creativity Explored

At Janyaa, not only do we engage students with our exceptional Math and Science experiments, we also encourage them to explore their artistic and creative talents. Recently we organized a “Scientific Rangoli” competition in 16 Government Schools in 2 districts of Andhra Pradesh. We asked students to design rangolis based on the science concepts that…

Janyaa students find solutions to community problems

A team of 3 eighth grade students of Kakani High School in Andhra Pradesh, built a rain water harvesting prototype which can help conserve rain water and reuse it in their school.  They were inspired by Janyaa’s Social Innovation challenge to find a solution for a long-standing water problem in their school. D. Vijay from…

Janyaa Success Story: Bringing back Dropouts

Janyaa’s Lab-in-a-box (LIB) program not only engages with students, teachers and head masters (HMs) but also has an influence on parents like Ms. Shaikh Khajabi, who is also Sarpanch of Munagodu, a small rural village in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). Ms. Khajabi, having visited Zphs Munagodu, and having seen the improvement in the…

Peer Learning Sessions for Children

“We retain 5% of lecture, 50% of what we see and hear, and 80% of what we experience.” – Educational neuroscience consultant David Sousa (2011) ‍ Unless you experience, you cannot benefit nearly as much. That is why we host peer learning sessions for children to help them practice with the experiments they were taught…

Teacher Training

Training teachers is one of the most important aspects of our program. We ensure teachers are trained at least 3-4 times per year on our experiments. Our facilitators support teachers as needed. Only teachers who are comfortable and experienced can teach children in the classroom effectively. Here is the feedback from one of the teachers…

Janyaa Success Story: Cloth & Paper Recycling

Sustainability might look great as a concept, but real value is derived only when words get translated into actions. And when it comes from a group of students studying in grade IX, belonging to a rural village by the name of Munagodu in Andhra Pradesh (AP), it demonstrates that our future is in good hands….