Corona precautions in Janwaar

The kids have repaired the hand washing machine at the Villa Janwaar and they`ve built four news ones around the village. The biggest challenge will be to make the villagers understand that they have to wash their hands with soap and that they have to wash their hands frequently ….

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Re-thinking education

From Jan. 20-55, 2020 I was in Bombay, India at the MIT India Initiative. I was invited to talk about Re-thinking Education. Here is my talk – I hope there is something in it for you! That’s an audio file of my talk. When I went to school I always felt like an outsider.I never […]

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Seglal – Sachin’s father

Sachin, one of our Janwaar kids, is healed from skin TB. After suffering for many years Sachin can now live a happy life. And he does! His healing had also a very positive impact on his father, Seglal. He basically stopped drinking and became more serious with and in his work and even more responsible […]

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Happy New Year!

To celebrate the new skatepark and the new year, we had a party at our Villa Janwaar. All the villagers and the kids together made the food and at least 5000 poorisπŸ˜…. And at the skatepark we cut our New Year’s Cake. Gatherings like these can really help the village to grow as a community. […]

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The champs are back in town!

After two weeks on the road and more than 3000 km later the champs are back in Janwaar – decorated with five medals from the Indian Skateboarding Championships in Vishakhapatnam! The parents prepared some nice flowers for their kids … ! Nice to have them all back for the new year !

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Stop over in Dharambhandha

On their way back from the Indian Skateboarding Championships in Vishakhapatnam our 31 kids made a stop over in Dharambhandha, Orissa, where weβ€˜ve built a skatepark earlier this year. This skatepark is inside a police campus and is meant to connect the locals and the police. The location is inside the Red Belt of India. […]

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They did it again!

30 champions were in Vishakhapatnam at the Indian Skateboarding Championships – and five won medals! 2 x gold 1 x silver 2 x bronze And the girls have taken the lead! Asha and Kalpna (far left) won gold in their age groups, Dilasha (middle) won bronze! Vinay (second left) made it to silver in the […]

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A hero behind the scenes

Kamla Gond. For me this lady is one of the bravest and strongest women in Janwaar. She is Asha‘s mother. Her trust in Asha and me paved the way for so many things which have happened in Janwaar. She didn’t shy away from being threatened, mistreated and disdained. She somehow felt, that she had to […]

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