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 πŸ™‚ It took some efforts to become a real story and Anil […]

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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 folk tale about Janwaar

When you turn off the main Panna-Satna road and you drive down the four kilometer stretch to Janwaar you will see a lake at the left hand side. Anil, one of our Open Schoolers has written something about this lake. A story that his father and grandfather have told him. Here is Anil’s folk tale […]

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Corona precautions in Janwaar

The kids have repaired the hand washing machine at the Villa Janwaar and they`ve built four news ones around the village. The biggest challenge will be to make the villagers understand that they have to wash their hands with soap and that they have to wash their hands frequently ….

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Happy New Year!

To celebrate the new skatepark and the new year, we had a party at our Villa Janwaar. All the villagers and the kids together made the food and at least 5000 poorisπŸ˜…. And at the skatepark we cut our New Year’s Cake. Gatherings like these can really help the village to grow as a community. […]

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A hero behind the scenes

Kamla Gond. For me this lady is one of the bravest and strongest women in Janwaar. She is Asha‘s mother. Her trust in Asha and me paved the way for so many things which have happened in Janwaar. She didn’t shy away from being threatened, mistreated and disdained. She somehow felt, that she had to […]

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Father and Son

Another story from a different kind of world. Father and son in the fields around Janwaar. The father was married when he was 12 years old. He was married to the wife of his elder brother when the brother suddenly passed away. Pure economic reasons and to keep the wife out of a life in […]

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