Aimed at inculcating curiosity and inquisitiveness, QuizShala seeks to enable our children to effectively question their way through the multi-faceted, and sometimes confusing, global society that we now live in. We encourage our children to think independently and form their own opinions, leading them to be outspoken and expressive, both in thought and action.
QuizShala employs storytelling and relevant audiovisual content to engage kids of all ages across a variety of topics. Kids from different grades are placed in groups to foster teamwork, and given interesting contextual questions that they can relate to. Rather than just coming up with the correct answer, the kids are guided towards using the clues and given context to work out the questions. We also place an emphasis on decision-making and effective communication such as reading, listening, speaking and presentation skills.
We have been conducting QuizShala successfully in a number of reputed schools across Bangalore for the past 3 years – and the response has been tremendous! In fact, we have even been requested to conduct our QuizShala workshop again, in every school that we have visited so far.
Our workshops are geared towards grounding the participants with a strong streak of curiosity, enabling them to make well-informed decisions in today’s fast paced world.
With a wide variety of extra curricular content, we ensure that the kids develop a sense of awareness, which is vital in our increasingly global society. This does not mean just trivia, however. All our content has been carefully chosen to provide extra context to the curriculum infrastructure already in place – allowing the kids to draw inferences and connect the dots together.
Here are a few schools we are currently working with:
Driven by our need to engage children from all ends of the spectrum, we kicked off our QuizShala Outreach program last year in Immadihalli High School, in partnership with the Teach For India fellowship. Simultaneously, we began engaging children from all over the state through our Outreach program, from Madikeri to Narsapura. The response of the participants has been enthusiastic, and we are now actively expanding the Outreach program!
Our Outreach workshops follow the QuizShala philosophy of curiosity and independent thinking, but are tweaked accordingly to accommodate the participating children. For example, our content is chosen to provide the children with increased exposure to the world around them, along with extra content that builds upon their existing curriculum and their perspective of the world – and all this in the prevalent vernacular language! This allows for a fun-filled and relevant session that mentally stimulates and engages the children effectively.
A few of our Outreach Partners are:
Walnut Knowledge Solutions has a long history of quizzing, both formally and informally. Founded by two quizzers turned lawyers turned entrepreneurs, Walnut has been conducting quizzes since 2011, and as a company, since 2014. From the beginning, our aim has been to strike a fine balance between quizzes that are fun and interesting, and yet challenging enough to even the most seasoned quizzer.
Over the years, we have conducted quizzes for all sorts of events, ranging from quizzes for the IITs and IIMs to niche quizzes on topics such as LGBT rights. Did we mention that we’ve also conducted a quiz on Antarctica, in Antarctica?
Apart from our signature offering QuizShala, we’ve also conceptualized and conducted knowledge properties for multiple clients, with these properties being held statewide as well as nationwide. A few of the knowledge properties we have conducted include the Prajavani Quiz Championship 2017 (engaging over 12,000 stuents across Karnataka), Ascendas BizQuiz 2016 (engaging employees of over 300 companies across the Ascendas technology parks) and ConQuest 2016 (engaging over 1,000 college students across India).
Since it’s inception, Walnut has quickly made itself a leader in the quizzing space, and has become the go-to of choice for the majority of fests in the country. A few of the fests under our belt include Mood Indigo (IIT-Bombay), Tryst (IIT-Delhi), Vista (IIM-Bangalore), Symbhav (Symbiosis Law School-Pune), and Springfest (IIT-Kharagpur), among many others.
Based on our experiences, we find that most companies face similar issues regularly. In general, company employees usually:
Utilize a non-holistic approach to problem solving.
Limit their company perspective to their specific roles.
Do not have comprehensive knowledge about the company and its products/services.
Are unaware of company policies.
Are unaware of company provided facilities.
Face issues in connecting with other employees due to differences in culture and backgrounds.
Walnut Knowledge Solutions offers a comprehensive program to address these diverse needs. Variously described as innovative, informative, and engaging, we have a range of quiz-based activities designed to captivate and educate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Our Empower program was devised out of the need to create a quiz segment that was agenda driven and theme centric, and yet still retain a flavor of originality and entertainment. In typical Walnut style, we use questions and stories to provide relevant context and a unique perspective on traditionally dull topics.
Our sessions can also be modified to work as an icebreaker activity, or as a teambuilding and networking event for both new and old employees.
Our sessions are curated to provide employees with:
Out of the box thinking and problem solving abilities.
Holistic development and context about the world in general.
Learning and awareness on chosen themes and topics.
Knowledge about the company and its products, and develop a sense of pride about the company.