We never give up!

After being refused by a discriminating neighbourhood in the approximity of the VITS School in Satna, we finally found a home for our 7 new open schoolers. Thanks to Naushad Bhagwagar we found a decent apartment which we rented and prepared for the kids! They will start going to Satna from February onwards! FINALLY! Asha, […]

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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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Warm clothes for the Elders

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.

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Spare parts for our wonderful TRC_Decks

We are very happy! Only recently we have received The Rural Changemaker Desks from Decathlon Skateboarding and how Impala Roller Skates has donated all the spare parts for it! Trucks, wheels, bearings, grip tape ….. everything! This is HUGE for us! Thank you so much! Now we can fix all the skateboards and can distribute […]

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Girls Champions

Once again the Indian Skateboarding Championships were a huge event. 21 kids left Janwaar to travel to Chandigarh. Some went by train, for the younger ones and the girls we’ve rented a small bus. STopovers were once again in Agra and Prakriti School. All the kids were very happy and they all managed very well. […]

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Our Kitchen Garden is Flourishing

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 […]

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Online-School

Since May last year we have regular online sessions for all of our kids – they support their activiies at school but also touch areas which aren’t part of the school curriculum. We have Hindi, spoken ENglish, creative sketching and karate for girls – and skateboarding math. The kids love these sessions and attend regularly […]

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Revival of our Hacker Space

More than a year ago we started with the support of SEEED Studio and David Li in China our hacker space at the Villa Janwaar – but then it somehow lost momentum. Now Anil is re-connected with SEEED and is trying to re-start the initiative. He has written a little report on the activities they’ve […]

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Kids teaching kids

Almost four years ago we’ve started our Open School Project – one part of it is “Kids teaching kids” which is mainly supervised by Asha. Here is her brief report of the activities in this week: We did three activities in this week one with Leaves, second with stones, and third with stick and paper. […]

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Reality Check in Satna

Everything will be good at the end. And if it’s not good, it’s not the end. John Lennon John Lennon’ quote hopefully holds true for our Open School project in Satna. These seven young Janwaar scholars left their village last week with great plans and full of curiosity to start a new learning journey at […]

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