UN Sustainable Development Goal: Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 11 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: X
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
1. Access to STEM (science and math-based) experiential learning for underprivileged high school children; 2. Transforming the rote learning system used by teachers to impart science and math knowledge in Indian schools; 3. Access to creative problem-solving skills in rural children which can be applied to real life, even if they discontinue formal education;
United Way of Hyderabad; Cognizant; KPMG; Ernst & Young Foundation; Microsoft; Nava Bharat Ventures Limited; Telangana Social Welfare Residential Education Institutions Societies (TSWREIS); Virchows Laboratories Limited (VLL);
Janyaa, whose name translates to life, is a non-profit organization founded by Ms. Venu Nadella in 2010, whose mission is enable creative problem-solving skills in underprivileged children by applying science & math to their daily lives through experiential learning.
Janyaas vision is to transform the way teachers impart science and math knowledge and build a strong foundation for STEM learning in high school children. While Janyaa is based out of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, it has a pan-India reach with operational focus on Telangana and AP.
Janyaa’s programs include:
Janyaa Lab In a Box (JLIB) - Children in Grades 6th-10th (enrolled in government schools) learn co-curricular science and math concepts through hands-on learning. The school’s Science and Math teachers are trained on Janyaa training methodology so as to impart the knowledge to children. The JLIB Kit comprises 500+ science and math experiments developed in partnership with Stanford alumni, government teachers, and science & mathematics experts.
Janyaa Social Innovation Challenge (JSIC) – At next stage, children apply the Janyaa learning to develop solutions or models to solve daily-life or community problems such as water or resource conversation, safe drinking water etc. as part of an inter-school science contest.
Janyaa Children2Community Solutions (JCCS)- Models developed by children are implemented at the school or community level with donor support so children can see their creative solutions come to life. This JLIB-JSIC-JCCS program is an end to end model, unique to Janyaa.
Janyaa Nature Lab (JNL)- Children learn science, math & commerce concepts in relationship to nature and apply them to their school gardens. They learn life skills, become environmentally aware, practice teamwork, learn budgeting/book keeping, and develop taste for natural & healthy foods as a result.
Janyaa Learn from Home-Online Program (JLF) - Launched in 2020 in response to COVID-19 school closures, JLF involves students learning science/math experiments via weekly interactive online sessions delivered by Janyaa resource persons using experiment material easily procured from their homes.
Since inception, Janyaa has conducted its programs in 957 government schools across 14 Indian states targeting 480,000 children and 15,126 teachers.
Income Rs40 lac
Expense Rs35 lac
Source : Audit Report 2020
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