“No School, No Skateboarding” in Chinese
“No School, No Skateboarding!” in Chinese, by Lau Waiyiu aka Miki on the Chinese online platform BIE. Miki really manages in a good presentation to provide background information. She is digging deeper than many other journalists do. Here is a rough translation of the article into English … Rough! No school, no skateboarding!The story of […]
Asha goes IPL!
@Mountainfilm 2021 USA / Duration: 11 minsDirected by: Danny Schmidt In one of the largest and poorest states in India, there lies a community skate park built-in 2015. Ulrike Reinhard, the creator of this Janwaar Castle, is all about challenging the status quo and providing a safe space for kids to find their own way. […]
Janwaar goes Apple :-)
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, […]
First event at Satna School
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 […]
Some thoughts from our open schoolers in Satna
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 […]
The power of peer-to-peer learning!
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 […]
Asha and the Ashoka Fellowhip Program
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 […]
Teamwork make the plants grow!
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 […]
We never give up!
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 […]
After being refused by a discriminating neighbourhood in the approximity of the VITS School in Satna, we finally found a home for our 7 new open schoolers. Thanks to Naushad Bhagwagar we found a decent apartment which we rented and prepared for the kids! They will start going to Satna from February onwards! FINALLY! Asha, […]