The Seconds Now Turns First

In this small booklet I tell the story of why Janwaar got its second skatepark and how all happened. It’s illustrated by Nilesh Auti. The book is meant to thank all those who’ve helped us to realize this second park.

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The Kids Show The Way

Last week Asha, Arun and Anil conducted a puppet show workshop with the smaller children. Ten of them attended: Kalpna, Sachin, Dilasha, Mahdi, Anikesh, Luvkush, David, Aakash, Priyanka and Sandeep. They made puppets out of clay. They brought clay from the fields, soaked it in water and then prepared the clay and formed the puppets! […]

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Sukarti, a grandmother in Janwaar

Sukarti is the grandmother of Priyanka, Lavkush and Keshuram. She is receiving vegetables and fruits through our “Food For Janwaar” campaign 2-3 times a week for her family. “Food for Janwaar” is a program we’ve set up before I left Janwaar in early April. In these days it is essential that we support the villagers […]

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In February 2020 Matjaž Tančič came to Janwaar. He came with Jamie Fullerton, a freelance writer. And together they did a great story on Janwaar for The Guardian. Besides the photos for this story Matjaž took impressive shots of the kids and the village. And because he is not only a great photographer but also […]

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A folk tale about Janwaar

When you turn off the main Panna-Satna road and you drive down the four kilometer stretch to Janwaar you will see a lake at the left hand side. Anil, one of our Open Schoolers has written something about this lake. A story that his father and grandfather have told him. Here is Anil’s folk tale […]

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A New School Is Born

Asha and Arun have received a fellowship program at the Connecting Dreams Foundation in cooperation with Ashoka. For six months they are part of the program and their project is to set up a kindergarten and a small school for differently-abled kids in Janwaar. They have to write reports frequently – below you find Asha’s […]

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Wie Skateboarding in einem indischen Dorf zu nachhaltiger Veränderung führt

For our English audience, this report is only available in German 🙁 This is a report written by Benjamin Fritz who volunteered for two months in Janwaar and helped us to build the new skatepark. Von Benjamin Fritz Benjamin Fritz, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Industrial Ecology (INEC), war zwei Monate lang bei einem ungewöhnlichen […]

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A Learning Excursion to Rajasthan – part 2

In March Asha, Anil and Arun – three of our Open Schoolers – went on a learning excursion to Rajasthan. Rachael Hammerlein, US citizen with a deep affection for India and a dear friend of mine, accompanied them. Their first stop was at The Barefoot College in Tilonia and from there they went up north […]

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A Learning Excursion to Rajasthan – part 1

In March Asha, Anil and Arun – three of our Open Schoolers – went on a learning excursion to Rajasthan. Rachael Hammerlein, US citizen with a deep affection for India and a dear friend of mine, accompanied them. Their first stop was at The Barefoot College in Tilonia and from there they went up north […]

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