The Next Generation

As part of our Open School Project we’ve added various online sessions for the next generation of kids to our schedule. Since schools are still not open in Janwaar, the kids appreciate their online sessions. Together with freelance teachers and Passionguru we’ve set up a schedule which provides a learning experience which is closely related […]

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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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Janwaar Math

We’ve enlarged our open school project and include now ALL children of the village œ whoever wants to come is welcome. We’ve set up a range of online courses with two freelance teachers (Hindi and Math) and PassionGuru, an NGO working with kids in rural areas. The kids have selected spoken English, Karate and Creactive […]

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10th Grade Exams Passed!

After long struggles and with a fair amount of luck our Open Schoolers passed the National Institute for Open Schooling (NIOS) 10th grade exams. Lucky them! It brought relief to the parents and families, and of course to the kids themselves. For a couple of month it was very much unclear how the NIOS would […]

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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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