New Pavillons for Villa Janwaar

Over the last two months Pappu and his team of locals have been working hard to give the courtyards of our Villa Janwaar and the neighbouring land of the forest department a new look. After renovating what was already there and painting all the walls the first goal was to avoid the ponding of the […]

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At the elephant camp in Panna

Today the kids went to Hinauta Gate at Panna National Park to see th elephants. I asked Asha to call me once they’ve reached. I haven’t seen the elephants for more than 2 years now – and I really, really miss them! So nice that Asha walked around the camp and showed me the animals […]

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Asha goes IPL!

On 21 March Asha got a phone call from Surjeet, a friend of the Barefoot Skateboarders, in Delhi. He asked her, if she was interested in participating in an ad for IPL Royal. And to be very honest, we had no idea w hat IPL was 🙂 D Cast Track, a casting company, in Delhi, […]

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Janwaar goes Apple :-)

Anton Pelzer, the son of Maria Pelzer, a very close friend of our charity, brought ipads and computers to Janwaar – another generous donation from friends in Munich! All this beautifully complements our two iMacs in the Villa! The ipads will be with our open scholars in Satna. The computers will stay at our community […]

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First event at Satna School

Our next batch of Open School Project kids had a program at VITS School where they performed what they have been learning in Satna since February. We planned our visit as a surprise – the Satna kids didn’t know that we all were coming to attend the program. VITS School had sent a school bus […]

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Happy Holi from Janwaar!

Happy Holi to all of you!!! We celebrate Holi – with the happiest faces! Anil and Anton, our latest guest from Germany. brought plenty of colours from Jhansi, in the morning all kids met at Villa and we started celebrating Holi.So once again Happy Holi to all of us in Janwaar!!!

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Some thoughts from our open schoolers in Satna

After being one month in Satna, we’ve asked the Stana kids how they felt, when they first arrived in Satna. Here is what they have to say! पंचवती जब मैं सतना आई थी तो मुझे लग रहा था कि मैं मैम और सर कैसे बात करूगी फिर सर और मैडम ने बताया कि हमें कैसे […]

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The power of peer-to-peer learning!

By Asha Asha is working with th ekids in Janwaar and we always push her to find creative ways of makinglearning fun! Here are two examples! “I have chosen three topics to work on with the kids: practical life, a new Janwaar song and basic math. I’ve defined my three month goal: In three month […]

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Asha and the Ashoka Fellowhip Program

This blogpost was written by Asha My three days experience in the workshop was very good, I enjoyed a lot with my friends and with new changemakers as well!. Learning- Ethos: is the Greek word for the intellectual and emotional character of a speaker. It’s what people often refer to as your honesty or your […]

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Teamwork make the plants grow!

By Anil Kumar. It has been quite a long time since we have been helping and growing vegetables for elderly people. We are able to distribute the vegetables twice a week. We faced a water problem because we don’t have a way to water the garden at our skatepark. A few days ago Ajeet was […]

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