Didi Ananda Jaya was ordained as a yogic nun of Ananda Marga in May 1981 in Davao Philippines. She worked in Italy from 1982-1992 and opened the kindergarten Asilo Giardino dele Sole in Verona, Italy. Starting in 1992 she worked throughout South America in Argentina, Chile, Bolívia and Peru. In 1998 she took over the management of the Peri Alto kindergarten in São Paulo. She expanded the scope of the project and is currently supervising 3 kindergartens and the Center for Child and Adolescents in São Paulo. They have about 500 children and 70 employees.