Ram Ram

Many Hindus greet or farewell each other by saying “Ram Ram.” Hindus believe if they pronounce “Ram”, it will create positive energy. This is why you often find “Ram” as part of a name. For the two brothers Baliram (photo 5) and Rajaram (photo 6) this belief proves true. They really spread positive energy in […]

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The Aakash Family

Aakash is the older brother of our jungle-knight Satyam. In-between is Shiva aka Spiderman. And Roshni, not even one year old, is currently the youngest child in their family. Almost every year the family welcomes a newborn – while struggling heavily to feed the ones who are already there. The concept of birth control isn’t […]

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The Barefoot Skateboarders

I wanted to do this for a long time – now it’s finally done: A collection of all the photos we have of our Barefoot Skateboarders in Janwaar. I am sure there are more kids in the village who are skateboarding, we just haven’t captured each and everyone of them on a picture yet – […]

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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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Importance of WHY!

(Written by Abhishek Singh) I am Abhishek Singh, a mentor, a teacher and a friend for the kids of Barefoot Skateboarder Organization. In November, Ulrike prepared a test for Anil. It was a completely different test than what I had been making for Anil for the past three months in my Data Entry sessions. This […]

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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 🙂 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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My First Steps In Robotics

(Written by Anil) We are going to have a hacker space in Janwaar. We got help from Zero2maker and Seeed Studio to understand what a hacker space is. We also got kits, Arduino and some other things. These things are new for me so I had an online session with Maharshi bhaiya to understand a […]

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Getting Ready for Winter

Thanks to Decathlon Foundation and private donors we were able to provide blankets, warm clothes and shoes to 100 people in the village. We selected 11 elders, men and women who are living alone and 89 children from the poorest families. It was a big day in the village as you can easily see in […]

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A Hackerspace In The Making

(Written by Anil) For my NIOS exams, where I’ve chosen Dater Entry and Computer Studies, I’ve started to explore a new field: hacker spaces. We are planning to open one in Janwaar. Ulrike introduced me to Rajesh Nair in Kuala Lumpur, Ahmedabad, who had visited Janwaar earlier in the year. He is running a program […]

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