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New-age pedagogy

Educational technology start-up Zaya Learning Labs is redefining classroom teaching by using innovative technology

Soumik Kar

Zaya in Mongolian stands for destiny or fate. But here, it refers to the story of a young Mongolian girl, Airun Zaya, whose destiny changed from a life of abject poverty to one of dignity, thanks to the intervention of a young engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Neil D’Souza, an engineer and ex-Cisco employee along with Soma Vajpayee, an ex-Citibanker, launched Zaya Learning Labs to provide high quality educational content to the underprivileged and thus transform the lives of young children.