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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Pre-Diwali preparations!

This years all kids are helping together to make their Villa Janwaar look nice again. It needs a new laywer of mud and of course new paint – well done!!! Today they went in the jungle to get the mud! Asha Gond. Anil Kumar, Skater Arun, Ajeet Yadav, Brijendra Yadav, @Shivraj, @Selen …. and all […]

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Math & Skateboarding

We’ve wirtten before that we have now a math teacher (online sessions), Saurabh Suri, who really understands how to get the kids’ attention in math. Now we are building on this in a series of math experiments. He is the first one Anil and Asha did with the kids. It was about the AVERAGE. Anil […]

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I am Kamla Gond!

Anil Kumar, one of our Janwaar Open Schoolers, has interviewed Kamla Gond, Asha’s mother, and then written with my support a little story. The way I work with Anil on these books is actually very simple. We have a zoom recorder in Janwaar; so he was talking to tKamla Gond and then started writing in a […]

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“Kids teaching kids!”

Asha is giving sessions to the kids at our Villa Janwaar. Here is a little “report”. “Today I played with our kids an Indoor game: “When I say head, touch your head!” I found a YouTube video on this, After playing I asked to kids how was the game? Did you like it or not? […]

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First Harvest …

… from our kitchen garden! Kamla Gond, Asha’s mother, and Pappu have been working in our kitchen garden for the last few weeks and now our first harvest is in full swing. It feeds the elder in the village. Well done! The vegetables look yummy!

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Passports For our Janwaar Ladies

There is a saying: “If it takes long enough, it will be all right in the end.” After visiting the Satna passport office multiple times Anil was telling me, that yesterday the passports of my mother (Jalta Bai), Kamla Gond (Asha’s mother) and Siya Bai (Ramkesh’s mother) were in the mail!!! Hooray!!!!! They are really […]

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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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