Revival of our Hacker Space
Kids teaching kids
More than a year ago we started with the support of SEEED Studio and David Li in China our hacker space at the Villa Janwaar – but then it somehow lost momentum. Now Anil is re-connected with SEEED and is trying to re-start the initiative. He has written a little report on the activities they’ve […]
Reality Check in Satna
Almost four years ago we’ve started our Open School Project – one part of it is “Kids teaching kids” which is mainly supervised by Asha. Here is her brief report of the activities in this week: We did three activities in this week one with Leaves, second with stones, and third with stick and paper. […]
Everything will be good at the end. And if it’s not good, it’s not the end. John Lennon John Lennon’ quote hopefully holds true for our Open School project in Satna. These seven young Janwaar scholars left their village last week with great plans and full of curiosity to start a new learning journey at […]
The Villa Janwaar is geting nice again. The “inside” work is mainly done by the older kids themselves, the outside area with the mud work was done by Kamla Gond (Asha’s moher) and Jalsai Bai (Anil’s and Arun’s mother).
Last weekend the qualifications for the Indian National Skateboarding Championship took place in Janwaar. They were at the same time the Madhya Pradesh Championships. It was a gold rush for the Janwaar kids … From what I heard all the gold medals went to Janwaar, and many silver and bronze medals as well. The young […]
Shoes, shoes, shoes!
As every year Diwali celebrations are a BIG thing. I feel it is nice that the Janwaar kids also celebrate among themselves and not only in heir families. They posted photos of their celbrations on Facebook and then the local media picked up and published the article below. When we saw the article we realized […]
The kids are know as the Barefoot Skateboarders – but over he last 2 months 250 pairs of shoes have arrived in Janwaar. Sport shoes, rain boots, sandals …. They were sponsored from three different sources: the first batch arrived from the WARRIOR Shanghai, Amsterdam, Netherlands. My son Tim has arranged this. The second batch […]