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.

“Schooling without learning is a wasted opportunity,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

“Schooling without learning is a wasted opportunity,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

The world is racing forward with innovation and it has never been more important to get the next generation ready for the future. Not only because they could embrace it but also because they will lead it to greater heights. However, at this point, we are far from achieving that goal. Especially, when it comes to […]

Janwaar Castle featured in Swedish magazine, Sydasien

Janwaar Castle featured in Swedish magazine, Sydasien

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | No Comments

The story of Janwaar Castle and its barefoot skateboarders featured on Sydasien, a Swedish publication. Given below is the English version of the article, published with due consent of the publication – The project Janwaar Castle tries to break social patterns in traditional Indian society. They gather children from all caste and community groups in […]

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 […]

Creativity knows no bounds and it should not

Creativity knows no bounds and it should not

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | No Comments

The definition of creativity has remained relative to this day. Everyone has a new version to share. Essentially, it is to notice something special in the ordinary and make the world take notice of it. Our opinions might differ on this statement. However, children somehow make us believe in it. Their creativity knows no bounds […]