Asha goes IPL!

On 21 March Asha got a phone call from Surjeet, a friend of the Barefoot Skateboarders, in Delhi. He asked her, if she was interested in participating in an ad for IPL Royal. And to be very honest, we had no idea w hat IPL was 🙂 D Cast Track, a casting company, in Delhi, […]

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Ashoka Fellowship Report

Asha and Arun participated for a year in a fellowship program which was organised by Ashoka and The Rainbow Foundation. Now they are invited to give an introduction to the next batch of fellows. Here is what they’ve had to say: Asha My name is Asha Gond, I am 22 years old. I live in […]

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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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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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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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MLA came to Janwaar

By Asha Gond On June 7, 2021. I had a phone call from Nipendra bhaiya. He said that the MLA of our district wants to meet us. I said ok but I’m not well yet because I had a problem with my stomach. He said OK, then we will come tomorrow morning. They arrived a […]

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#YuvaAage toh #CoronaBhaage

#WhenYouthIsAtTheForefront then #CoronaRunsAway For HINDI click here. Together with Lucy Pepper and Rijul Kataria we’ve pulled together the Covid Awareness Campaign: WhenYouthIsAtTheForefront then #CoronaRunsAway Our target group is the youth in rural India – therefore we’ve chosen comics. You ALL can/should use these comics! They are optimized for mobile screens. Download your package NOW. It’s […]

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TRC_Deck_120

Together with the Decathlon headquarter in Lille, France, and the photographer Matjaž Tančič we developped over the last couple of months the Rural Changemaker’s Skateboarding Decks. We are very, very, very proud and happy!!! A skateboarder would probably say “I am stoked!” 🙂 Thank you Jean-Philippe and your entire team – the boards rock and […]

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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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