Monthly Report March 2021

When I came back to Janwaar in March, I felt more connected with the kids. They were more comfortable in sharing their feelings. Some of them were angry because I didn’t meet them before leaving and they didn’t know I’d left. Some were really happy I was back 🙂   My focus in March was: Open […]

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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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Monthly Report Feb. 2021

By Abhishek Singh You can download the report as a PDF-file here: I was always intrigued by the power of sports, how sports can help for personal development. When I heard about Janwaar Castle from a friend, I didn’t need to think twice before sending an email to offer my services. Ulrike replied with a […]

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Open School – The first two years

The first two years of our Open School Project are over – here are the outcomes / experiences and learning. We’ve summerised it in a report. The Open School project is our largest single project. The first phase of the project ended in December 2020. Currently, all five Open Schoolers are back in Janwaar and […]

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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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Importance of WHY!

(Written by Abhishek Singh) I am Abhishek Singh, a mentor, a teacher and a friend for the kids of Barefoot Skateboarder Organization. In November, Ulrike prepared a test for Anil. It was a completely different test than what I had been making for Anil for the past three months in my Data Entry sessions. This […]

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My First Steps In Robotics

(Written by Anil) We are going to have a hacker space in Janwaar. We got help from Zero2maker and Seeed Studio to understand what a hacker space is. We also got kits, Arduino and some other things. These things are new for me so I had an online session with Maharshi bhaiya to understand a […]

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A Hackerspace In The Making

(Written by Anil) For my NIOS exams, where I’ve chosen Dater Entry and Computer Studies, I’ve started to explore a new field: hacker spaces. We are planning to open one in Janwaar. Ulrike introduced me to Rajesh Nair in Kuala Lumpur, Ahmedabad, who had visited Janwaar earlier in the year. He is running a program […]

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Why a schedule makes sense

Anil is one of our home schoolers who participate in our Open School project. He has been struggling over the past one year to finally make a daily plan for himself whith which he is organising his studies. The plan also includes a wrap-up of the day! Here is what he has wrtten on facebook […]

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