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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

Volunteers

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

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.

Donations

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.

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 […]

Janwaar Skate Park: A Modern Indian Temple

Janwaar Skate Park: A Modern Indian Temple

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

An awesome, stylistic and graffiti-clad skate park, sounds rad ; you’d expect such a contraption in the suburbs of New York. Yet, we find one such monument of human collaboration, in the remotest of villages in India, Janwaar, Madhya Pradesh. The story of the barefoot skateboarders of Janwaar is a fascinating one. Janwaar, a remote village, […]

These kids are Janwaar’s future!

 

Learn more about Janwaar Castle

LOCATION

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.

STAKEHOLDERS

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

PUBLICATIONS

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

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