Founder Profile

Aneesa Jamal

Innovative educator & serial entrepreneur, Aneesa has been involved with innovative work in school education for the past 14 years. She is the founder of Cogitation Club & Al Qamar Academy. In 2023, she was selected as one of the 30 global CEE-Change Fellows by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).  Aneesa is a NatGeo certified educator for teaching Geo Inquiry, Storytelling using Photography & teaching Climate Change. She also holds micro-credentials from Cornell University for Climate Change & Environmental Education and has completed a certification on Reinventing Schools from Teach for India. An alumna of Smith College, USA & an MBA from the University of Washington, she is currently pursuing her PhD in Education at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her research work focuses on Project Based Learning, environmental education and climate change education. Learn more at ORCID

Hauroon Jamal

Hauroon, a B.Tech from IIT Madras, worked with top multinational companies like Microsoft and Infosys. At Microsoft, Redmond, he was a part of the product teams.  He was also a consultant to various companies in India before switching full time to education.  Hauroon designed the pedagogy and the STEM program at Al Qamar Academy & Cogitation. He designs and conducts modules on mathematical & logical thinking math classes, inquiry based science & enriched Math/Physics for engineering aspirants. His students have won prizes at science fairs and international math competitions.