Work for the Villagers

(written by Asha) We were thinking how to create work for our villagers in the village itself to earn a little money. So that they don’t have to go out and find work. Anil remembered Asharam, he knew that Asharam is playing the flute well. We thought: Why can’t Asharam teach the children to play […]

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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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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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Asha just received another award

The Divisional President of National Sports Uplift Council, Mr. Yusuf Baig, held a ceremony to honour the athletes of Panna district in late August. It was on the occasion of Major Dhyan Chandra Ji’s birthday and the National Youth Day. Asha was invited. She went there with Kalpana, Anil and her mother. She wanted to […]

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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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TicToc – The Handwashing-Machine

A few weeks I was at Panchgani and someone showed me a video about a “handwashing machine”. I fell in love with it and I showed it to the kids back in Janwaar. Now Brijendra has taken the lead and built on at Villa Janwaar together with the kids. And it seems that they love […]

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A Reading Lab

At our Villa Janwaar we had books right from the beginning. Mainly picture books for the little ones. Hindi, English and bilingual. The little kids, even though, they cannot read, love the books. More often than not I see them in the Villa sitting and flipping through them. Yesterday we got book shelves for all […]

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