Podcast Series “Indian Teens: Unfiltered”

Trampoline Media in India has launched a podcast series worth listening to: “Indian Teens: Unfiltered”. It gives Indian teenagers a voice. Children from cities as well as teenagers from Janwaar have their say. The latter are surely adding a special “colour” to the series. Their answers are different from those of the city children.  The […]

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Monthly Report June-July 2021

My focus in June-July was: Kitchen garden Open School Passport for the ladies Kitchen garden We began building the kitchen garden near the skatepark in April. Pappu, our local backbone, filled the land with the soil, added compost to the soil, laid out the beds for the crops and fenced the area. The objective of […]

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Happy Shoe Day

Once again new shoes for the Janwaar kids and some elders. This time the package was shipped from Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Warriors Shanghai via my son Tim supported us. As you can easily see, the kids were in heaven! Thank you Warriors Shanghai!

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Reel & Real

Since the trailer and then the movie SKATER GIRL was released on Netflix a few weeks, a discussion is going on on social media and in various media outlets wether the movie was inspired by our story in Janwaar or not. While the movie writers/producers state that the SkaterGirl movie was an amalgamation of many […]

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Asha interviewing her grandfather Maniklal

They speak in Bundeli – here is the translation. Maniklal seems to be in ease with his answers. Regarding “marriage” Asha is saying that he always was the first person in my family who was saying that I have to get marry. But this has now changed as well. Asha: When the skatepark was constructed […]

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#SkaterGirl on #Netflix

I think what we have to do with #SkaterGirl on #Netflix is best described by Sushmita Pathak who did a piece for National Public Radio (npr), India. It’s a clear and complete article in which everyone gets a voice. Good journalistic work – not PR.   Of course we feel it’s fair to say that the Janwaar story […]

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Asha and Kamla Gond

In this interview Asha speaks with her mother about the changes in the behaviour and mindset of her mother over the years. Which obstacles she was facing and what people were telling her when she decided to let her daughter go and live her own life. The interview is in Bundeli, which is very close […]

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Kitchen Garden

The land beside our new skatepark was always meant to become in parts a kitchen garden. We started the project now to be ready to sow the seeds and plant the trees after the first sets in. This will be in the third week of June.  Pappu, our local backbone and Abhishek gathered the information […]

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Corona Awareness Campaign

Thank you Rijul Kataria (Delhi) and Lucy Pepper (Lisbon) for your efforts to make this series of comics become reality in such a short time. This Covid/Corona Awareness Campaign aims to reach the youth of rural India. Anil Kumar and Keshuram made print outs of the posters in Panna and posted them at public places. […]

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