Janyaa’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

As an active stakeholder of India’s educational ecosystem, Janyaa is committed to support the communities in which it works in the face of any unprecedented situations or calamities.

During the first wave of COVID-19 in India in April 2020, Janyaa launched its “Learn from Home” online program to ensure children were not cut off from learning and continued to be academically engaged. As part of this program, online teacher trainings were conducted; Janyaa Lab in a Box (JLIB) curriculum- bridged science and math experiments were remotely taught to students using simple training (YouTube) videos; and online tutorials were held for polytechnic students.

Janyaa’s virtual learning program saw an enrollment of 852 children across 65 schools in Telangana. Meanwhile, 1126 public school teachers received 52.6 hours of online teacher training on STEM experiential learning between April 2020 and March 2021.

India is reeling once again under the impact of a virulent second COVID-19 surge since March 2021. This year, Janyaa has decided to step up its pandemic response to include relief efforts to support the needy and distressed. Our COVID-19 Relief Campaign will focus on the dissemination of Janyaa Ayush Mitra COVID-19 protection toolkit for Covid-impacted people in select districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The kits will comprise dry ration, essential medicines, oximeter, and COVID-19 personal protective supplies like masks, sanitizers, disinfectants and face shields, etc. They will be disseminated to home-quarantined Covid patients in collaboration with state government-appointed volunteers as well as the grassroots community heads.

Additionally, Janyaa is launching a multi-media and multi-lingual COVID-19 Children’s Awareness Campaign targeting high school children in the public schools of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The campaign will feature an educational video aimed to sensitize children on COVID-19, its causes, and practical ways to prevent contraction and transmission. An infographic poster will be disseminated to children via schools and/or community heads carrying information on coronavirus health and safety tips including wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining social distancing.