Asha’s take on Covid

What do you know about Covid?I know Covid is a very serious disease which is spreading rapidly. Many people are dying because of it on a daily basis. That’s why it is a serious illness. Does anyone in the village has Covid?It is difficult for me to say if anyone in the village has Covid […]

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Time for the NEXT GENERATION to step up!

After three years our first batch of open schoolers – Asha, Anil and Arun – are preparing for their 10th grade exams in April-May 2021. They also conduct daily sessions with the kids where they pass on their learning. Now, it is high time for the next generation of the Janwaar village kids to share […]

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I’m THAT Girl (Hindi Interview)

The English version of the interview is here. द युवा एकता फाउंडेशन के रिज़ुल कटारिया ने आशा से वार्तालाप की उसकी ज़िंदगी के बारे में, सपनो के बारे में और म्यूज़िक की दुनिया में उसका प्रवेश के बारे में| रिज़ुल कटारिया ने आशा के पहले रैप ‘I’m THAT Girl’ (मैं वो लड़की हूँ) के तुक […]

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I’m THAT Girl (Interview)

The HINDI version is here! Rijul Kataria, Yuva Ekta Foundation, Delhi, talked to Asha about her life, her dreams, her journey and entry into the world of music. Asha has just “released” her first rap song. Check it out! Rijul has written the rhymes for her first rap “I’m THAT Girl!” You can download a […]

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I’m THAT girl!

Asha’s dream is to become a rapper. #RoarGirl And here is her blueprint to become one 🙂 The story begins when I was a childBorn in Janwaar, into the wild,As a girl, Adivasi, there was always a lineAnd If I stepped over, there would be a fine. But my eyes saw the future and I […]

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Work for the Villagers

(written by Asha) We were thinking how to create work for our villagers in the village itself to earn a little money. So that they don’t have to go out and find work. Anil remembered Asharam, he knew that Asharam is playing the flute well. We thought: Why can’t Asharam teach the children to play […]

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The Aakash Family

Aakash is the older brother of our jungle-knight Satyam. In-between is Shiva aka Spiderman. And Roshni, not even one year old, is currently the youngest child in their family. Almost every year the family welcomes a newborn – while struggling heavily to feed the ones who are already there. The concept of birth control isn’t […]

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The Barefoot Skateboarders

I wanted to do this for a long time – now it’s finally done: A collection of all the photos we have of our Barefoot Skateboarders in Janwaar. I am sure there are more kids in the village who are skateboarding, we just haven’t captured each and everyone of them on a picture yet – […]

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Asha’s Learning Journey 2020

At the end of this year Asha – just like Anil – has put together her learning journey. We’ve asked her to think and reflect what were her main learning over the last year. Here is what she has to say. (The English is a bit polished by us and we also helped her to […]

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