Reality Check in Satna

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 […]

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Diwali Clean-up

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).

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MP Championships

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 […]

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Diwali Celebrations

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 […]

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Shoes, shoes, shoes!

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 […]

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