The Kids Show The Way

Last week Asha, Arun and Anil conducted a puppet show workshop with the smaller children. Ten of them attended: Kalpna, Sachin, Dilasha, Mahdi, Anikesh, Luvkush, David, Aakash, Priyanka and Sandeep. They made puppets out of clay. They brought clay from the fields, soaked it in water and then prepared the clay and formed the puppets! […]

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Sukarti, a grandmother in Janwaar

Sukarti is the grandmother of Priyanka, Lavkush and Keshuram. She is receiving vegetables and fruits through our “Food For Janwaar” campaign 2-3 times a week for her family. “Food for Janwaar” is a program we’ve set up before I left Janwaar in early April. In these days it is essential that we support the villagers […]

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A New School Is Born

Asha and Arun have received a fellowship program at the Connecting Dreams Foundation in cooperation with Ashoka. For six months they are part of the program and their project is to set up a kindergarten and a small school for differently-abled kids in Janwaar. They have to write reports frequently – below you find Asha’s […]

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We become official skateboarders!

Last year 21 of our Janwaar kids participated in the Indian Skateboarding Championships in Vishakhapatnam, Tamil Nadu. We were very successful and won many medals. This year these championships become even more important as they are a qualifier for international competitions and even the Olympics, where skateboarding will be for the very first time an […]

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What skateboarding can do!

A few days ago, Clara from the The Skateroom, which financed parts of our new skatepark, asked us for some quotes. She wanted to know what kind of impact skateboarding has in the village and in the lives of our kids. Here are some of the quotes we got: Jagprasad and Jalsa Bai (Arun’s and […]

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Sachin’s newly found freedom

Since 5 years I am now in Janwaar. I only saw little Sachin running around like this: He was always wearing something around his head to protect the open wounds from dirt, he had pain and was restricted in his movements. One day I asked Vicky Roy, a Delhi-based photographer who frequently came to Janwaar, […]

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A study

Gaëtan Depecker, a social work student from Belgium, HoGent, asked us to answer a few questions on skateboarding and social change in India. He is doing a little research about how skateboarding can promote gender equality for his bachelor thesis. He wanted answers from the organisation itself and from one of our skateboarders. Anil took […]

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Kyra’s Book Bank

Kyra is a teenage girl in Mumbai who really cares a lot about those who are not as fortunate as her. A few years ago she started collection books from friends & family and passing them on to kids in the slums of Mumbai. I’ve met her a few months ago in Mumbai and we […]

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A surprise at Decathlon

Last week the kids who are in Delhi for our Open School Project – Asha, Arun and Ajeet – went to Decathlon Noida to pick up some new skateboards and decks! When they reached the skateboarding section at the store they were completely surprised to see “their” story in pictures surrounding the mini space they […]

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