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 this team says ‘When we first started it just seemed like a big dream, but now we have a working prototype. We want the community to help us with funds so that we can make this dream a reality and improve the facilities at our school’.

To achieve this, these high school children need your generous support. Estimated cost of the project is INR 45000/-. Your small help will bring a big improvement in the school facilities.


Kakani, a small rural village near Narasaraopet in Guntur district with a population of 3800 has only one government school. Most of the population falls under below poverty line and has a low literacy rate in Andhra Pradesh.

kakani_schoolJanyaa Foundation has provided Lab in a Box kit to this school last year in 2017. After successful implementation of our program and using our kit, the teaching and learning environment has become more engaging in the classrooms and the school has shown remarkable improvement in the academics within a short period of time. Janyaa has conducted JSIC (Janyaa Social Innovation Challenge) event in January 2018, in which we asked students to come up with solutions for day to day problems in their respective communities.

The children from Kakani ZPHS have come up with a model of rainwater harvesting which can hold rainwater in small storage tanks and filter it. This water will be used in their restrooms and to water the plants in their school garden.

This model won Janyaa Social Innovation Challenge and has been appreciated by the Deputy Educational Officer Mr. Ramarao, Narsaraopet.

“It’s really incredible to see our students working together to find solutions to community issues,” said Mr. Ramarao.

Please make a small donation to support and motivate these kids to become creating problem solvers and work towards the betterment of their communities.

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