Why a schedule makes sense

Anil is one of our home schoolers who participate in our Open School project. He has been struggling over the past one year to finally make a daily plan for himself whith which he is organising his studies. The plan also includes a wrap-up of the day! Here is what he has wrtten on facebook […]

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Reverse Mentoring

As we’ve said many times before, Asha has taken the lead in the village when it comes to learning and education. Now even the local government teachers have realized this and have asked Asha to help them in their efforts. We are sure, Asha will show them many new ways of learning …. and proof […]

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A Folk Tale

I am writing this on behalf of Anil, one of our Open School kids. He always wanted to write a story he had heard from his grandfather and father about the lake in Janwaar – and how it has become a little book 🙂 It took some efforts to become a real story and Anil […]

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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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It’s teamwork what counts!

To act as a team and to support each other is probably one of the toughest things to learn for our open school kids. The quote: the team is only as good as its weakest team member is very hard for them to put into practice. Since January 2019 the five kids – Asha, Arun, […]

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The Rainbow Dream Camp

Before I start writing about the camp itself and why our girls went there, I want to thank everyone who made this possible. Thanks to all the friends who donated to make this happen – once again, the support came from all over the world! Thank you! The skatepark has changed a lot in Janwaar. […]

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Ramkesh in Noida

Last week Ramkesh came to Noida to visit our Open School kids. Arun did an interview with him. On Saturday 21st September I interviewed Ramkesh Adiwashi. Ramkesh lives in my village, Janwaar, in Madhya Pradesh. He was with me when I made a skateboarding tour in Europe. He is a good skateboarder. He came for […]

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Design Thinking@Prakriti

On July 27, 2019 I conducted a design thinking workshop at Prakriti School in Noida. Prakriti is our partner and supporter of the Open School Project. So naturally our kids were part of the workshop. Not only did they participate in the sessions, they also facilitated two sessions. Important sessions actually. Sessions that kept the […]

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Open School Project in Stormy Waters

We are currently sailing through some stormy waters with our Open School Experiment – not that we didn’t expect any kind of ups and downs, but the ones we are now struggling with could have been easily avoided. Now looking back it’s easy to say – as always 🙂 In my humble opinion it was […]

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