Off to Prakriti

Today a team of three Janwaar guys went to the new Prakriti School building in Noida: Pappu, Shivraj (who had spent half a year at Prakriti School four years ago) and Seglal. Their mission: building a few small playground areas at the new school and then in a second step a small skatepark for the […]

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OMG! Yeh Mera India

Next week OMG! Yeh Mera India will shoot in Janwaar. They did an interview with me ahead of the shoot, it was recorded in Luz de Tavira, Portugal, where I am currently. Thank you Michael Sauer, Leading Interactive, for helping out and recording the interview. Here is a slightly polished transcript. OMG! Yeh Mera India […]

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7 Rules to Disrupt Successfully

Last week I was part of a Musterbrecher-workshop (online) “Unternehmertum” (Entrepreneurship), which they condicted for their client freenet, Hamburg, Germany. My role was to share my experiences with my social experiment in Janwaar and to draw parallels between my work in the village and my work as a consultant for companies. This might seem odd […]

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Recipient of the GEC Award On Dec. 2, 2020. our initiative The Rural Changemakers received The Rural Changemaker Award – same name for award and recipient πŸ™‚ We received the award because we contribute to bring kids into / back to schools – an important goal within the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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NOW AVAILABLE: Janwaar. Beyond Skateboarding.

We are pretty proud – our new book is NOW available. We just got it from the printer! Janwaar. Beyond Skateboarding. Skate. Educate. Build community. These are the pillars of Janwaar Castle – the greatest skatepark you’ve never heard of. In the small village of Janwaar, India, the skateboard is more than four wheels and […]

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Barefoot Skateboarders Organization

As an offshot of the The Rural Changemaker e.V., Berlin, Germany, the Barefoot Skateboarders Organization is an independent section 8 company, registered in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It serves the village of Janwaar. It was founded by the youth of Janwaar – two of the young leaders, Asha Gond and Karan Yadav are directors and have […]

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Out-of-the-Box

Instead of sending out emails – as we did earlier – we’ve now created a newsletter. We call it Out-Of-The-Box! It will provide you out-of-the-box news from Janwaar and our rural changemakers. It’s more like quick shots, not as deep and profound as our newspaper and book. It’s a way for us to say thank […]

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