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Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Our vision is to change the lives of under-privileged rural children in India. We do this by equipping school teachers to help children solve everyday problems. Our program ingrains math and science concepts by using 'learn-by-doing' techniques. We provide educational kits (including experiments and games) to the schools and train the teachers on the use of these kits. The results of our program is that the kids are creative problem solvers and innovative designers who can lead lives very different than their parents.

Results: We started in 2009 with 4 schools in state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently we are serving nearly 117,000 students in 492 schools in the states of Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Target demographics: rural children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 31,000 students

Geographic areas served: rural

Programs: by ingraining curriculum based Science and Math experiments using hands-on-learning techniques. We provide these kits and train teachers on how to use them. Result of our program is that kids become creative problem solvers and innovative designers to lead a different life than their parents.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Janyaa for past 2 years. You need to understand Indian schooling and infrastructure they have to know the difference Janyaa is making. Most rural schools do not have any science lab or enough teachers to explain the science and maths concepts well. When a child experiences these concepts with materials that they use everyday, then they understand better. Janyaa's concept of the education kits and passion with which volunteers take it to many schools is what makes Janyaa a great success brining joy and science into thousands of children lives :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THE PHILOSOPHY
What you hear stays with you for minutes, what you listen for days or weeks. What you learn for years. And what you experience stays with your for a lifetime.

Experiential learning is what distinguishes Jaynaa -- the use of balloons, fruits, vegetables, kitchen utensils to study expansion, and color pencils to solve polynomial equations.

THE PEOPLE
The selfless volunteers ensure that administrative costs are kept to a minimum resulting in an outreach of almost 500 schools and 100,000 students.

MY ASSOCIATION
I got associated with Janyaa a couple of years ago by providing the live band music for fund raisers. The principles, the people, the leadership, and their commitment were all impressive.

I wish this org continued success.

1 Shobana R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

"Educate a child, You educate a nation", only with education you can address issues such as poverty, gender inequality, awareness about physical and mental health etc. Janyaa understands the value of education and especially the importance of encouraging kids to enter the STEM field. They provide underprivileged children in rural areas, hands on learning experience in the field of math and science. Growing up in a small town I personally know the effects of not having access to a science lab. As a kid I had so many questions and filled with curiosity about simple scientific statements, however I never had the opportunity to experiment or fully comprehend.
I was excited when I heard about Janyaa last year, I have been following their efforts and progress. To say that I'm impressed is an understatement. They are one of the most dedicated, hardworking and intelligent bunch of people. More then 90% of the funds they raise goes directly towards the program and every single person on their board is a volunteer. I hope they grow everyday and reach as many children as possible. My sincere best wishes are with Janyaa and it's amazing team.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Janyaa for the last two months and have been able to reach and hear stories about that inspire me on a day to day purpose. Did you know a ten-year children donated his birthday money to Janyaa instead of buying gifts? As a social media marketer for facebook and youtube, I have witnessed the different ways that people have helped make a difference to thousands worldwide. Volunteering here has allowed me to appreciate my life more and has impacted me in a positive way.

1 Sarah Eliz

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Janyaa not long after it was founded and have done various writing and online tasks for the organization since then. What has kept me involved has been the passion and dedication of the all-volunteer organization and my deep belief that what they are doing is making a difference in the world. The concept is simple and the practical implementation of their programs is incredibly cost-efficient. I can't wait to see where this organization goes and how many lives it touches as it grows bigger and better each year.