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Janwaar Castle is a learning camp with a skatepark at its core. It's a social experiment and the goal is to transform the village of Janwaar into a wealthier and more prosperous place.

What we need


We were very lucky so far – many volunteers have been with us and really enjoyed being at Janwaar Castle. Please feel free to connect with them if you consider to come and visit. If you want to join us, please drop an email to ulrike (at) janwaar-castle (dot) org – Thank you! We are […]


Technology needs to be state-of-the-art and it needs to be robust. For us tablets, smartphones and mifi-devices are crucial. We seamlessly integrate them in our programs and the kids are using is as they’ve used it for many years. No introductions needed.


Janwaar Castle is completely crowdfunded. Until today more than 100 friends from all over the world have contributed to make Janwaar Castle happen and to keep it running. 100 % of all donations go into the project – no overhead costs.

From our Blog

Find out what we have been up to.

Mandala Model School: the base concept

Mandala Model School: the base concept

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | No Comments

For the lack of better words we say that we are a bunch of collaborators (including you) who believe that all world problems stem out of the lack of the following: Curiosity Concentration Courage Confidence common sense Character Creativity Resourcefulness, to name a few. We, therefore, started a social experiment out of a regular village […]

Janwaar Castle at Pan IIM World Management Conference 2017, IIM Lucknow

Janwaar Castle at Pan IIM World Management Conference 2017, IIM Lucknow

From December 14 to 16, the conference’s esteemed audience (government representatives, research scholars, thought leaders, to name a few) took a moment and heard the tale of Janwaar Castle. Leaving the exhibition stall, the attendees were in awe of the purpose and founding principles of Janwaar Castle. Some even expressing their interest to contribute to […]

Learning over education will prepare today’s children for the ‘Imagination Age’

Learning over education will prepare today’s children for the ‘Imagination Age’

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Beyond Janwar Castle | No Comments

The times are changing swiftly, but why are we still schooling our children like we did in the 19th century? It is high time that we focus on learning over mere education. In a recent article for FEE, M.Ed in Education Policy from Harvard and advocate of self-directed education, Kenny McDonald, quipped how “we have left […]

These kids are Janwaar’s future!


Learn more about Janwaar Castle


Janwaar Castle is located
at the eastern buffer zone
of Panna National Tiger Reserve,
Madhya Pradesh, India.
It’s 7 km from Panna,
4 km off Satna road.


The Janwaar Castle Community
Organisation is a not-for-profit
company under section 7
of Indian Companies Act 2013.


Here you find all Janwaar Castle
publications in an easy
to read format. You can also download them.

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