Being Self-Sufficient – COVID or Not

Janyaa founder Ms. Venu Nadella shares her experience with gardening. My friends and family ask me if I have stocked up during these lockdown days. I keep telling them I don’t need to – because I am self sufficient. I have so many vegetables growing in my small yard, I even froze some of them….

Online Classes for 10th graders

Janyaa started online classes for 10th grade students to keep them engaged and be prepared for exams when that happens. We are receiving very good feedback from the government on how good and interactive our sessions are. Ms Sabitha Reddy, Telangan State Education Minister has also tweeted about this. We are proud of our team….

Janyaa facilitators share their experience

Facilitators are the key to the success of our program. They are the ones who go from one school to the next, provide support to teachers in using our experiments, and advance peer learning sessions for students. Essentially, they are the heart and soul of our JLIB (Janyaa Lab In a Box) program.  ‌ If they are motivated…

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…

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…