Tanya Elizabeth Ken is a Grade 11 student from Chennai, India. She developed an interest for technology early and is keen on being the change that she wants to see around her. When the opportunity came her way, she decided to work towards contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals and is the strong believer that Education can be the key driver towards achieving her goals. This lead to Tanya developing an app designed to help children actualize their dreams which was the finalist at the Technovation Challenge 2017. By 8th grade, she Founded LakshyaShala EduTech. She became the Student Ambassador for Technovation 2018-19 and working with students from the underserved communities with the mission `Equality in Education’. LakshyaShala empowers children to reach their aspirations through a unified component model and believes that diversity and inclusion starts at the grassroots level.
Tanya has a keen interest in technology and is looking forward for higher education in cyber security. She is passionate about being engaged with teaching, training, and hand holding children till their career. Her nonprofit organisation called Tulya is currently engaged with around 500 plus children. She mentored three teams for Technovation 2019. From 2000 teams from 57 participating countries, two of her teams reached the semi finals and one qualified as Finalists. All the three teams had students from the underserved communities, who came up with apps to solve problems they faced in their communities. Tanya is interested in playing basketball and follows NBA ardently. She enjoys travelling, a foodie, fond of animals and spending time with friends, family and her pets.
Being SUPER (Students United for Progressive Education and Reforms) and Good Cause Shop are two of her current unified component model initiatives towards contributing to a better world.