“Janwaar” in Janwaar
Written by Anil Kumar. Last night we had a film screening at our Villa Janwaar. “Janwaar” – a short documentary by Danny Schmidt. Gopal and Arun have helped me to set up all the technical stuff and made it run. We invited the kids and parents.They all were curious to see “Janwaar” – a documentary […]
@Mountainfilm 2021 USA / Duration: 11 minsDirected by: Danny Schmidt In one of the largest and poorest states in India, there lies a community skate park built-in 2015. Ulrike Reinhard, the creator of this Janwaar Castle, is all about challenging the status quo and providing a safe space for kids to find their own way. […]
A Wise Investment
Written by Anil Kumar Satoshi has been suffering. His foot was literally falling apart and turning back and brown. This went on for seven months. I got to know about it from my father. I went to his farm three weeks ago with my father and clicked some photos and sent them to Ulrike. We […]
Happy Holi from Janwaar!
1.5 years ago we bought more than 150 SAWYER water filters for the villagers of Janwaar. They are very happy these days to have them. The heatwave and the lack of proper drinking water (all wells are dried out in Janwaar or have only very bad quality water) transform these filters to survival kits for […]
Warm clothes for the Elders
Happy Holi to all of you!!! We celebrate Holi – with the happiest faces! Anil and Anton, our latest guest from Germany. brought plenty of colours from Jhansi, in the morning all kids met at Villa and we started celebrating Holi.So once again Happy Holi to all of us in Janwaar!!!
Our Kitchen Garden is Flourishing
Thanks to a donation from Sheila and Martin Sturrup from London, Anil, Pappu Bhaiya and Asha could go to Panna to buy sweaters and blankets for the old ladies of our village. All Elders are very happy!! You can see their happy faces in the photos.
It makes me happy when I see our kitchen garden in Janwaar. It’s a real process of cooperation and co-creation. Prem Singh adivsed, Pappu and Kamla Gond made it happen and now the kids are watering the garden. With the harvest we can feed the older, lonely women twice a week. What you see in […]
Shoes, shoes, shoes!
As every year Diwali celebrations are a BIG thing. I feel it is nice that the Janwaar kids also celebrate among themselves and not only in heir families. They posted photos of their celbrations on Facebook and then the local media picked up and published the article below. When we saw the article we realized […]
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 […]
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 […]