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 […]

Raja Mouja 2018, Odisha: innovation by Artiosys Ventures on display

Raja Mouja 2018, Odisha: innovation by Artiosys Ventures on display

Among various facets of the rich culture of Odisha, is Raja festival – a three-day long festival that celebrates the power of fertility = both of Mother Earth and young women. For three days every year, the females are given a break from the daily household chores and instead of cooking in the kitchen they […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

The Barefoot Skateboarders Tour Europe

The Barefoot Skateboarders Tour Europe

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

Skateboarding is Olympic and we want to go! The home of the Barefoot Skateboarders is Janwaar Castle – the first skatepark in rural India. Located in the village of Janwaar, it’s become a beacon for change through skateboarding the whole world over. Last November, Janwaar Castle hosted its first Skateboarding Challenge for kids (4-16 years […]

Ajay’s home away from home : Vigyan Ashram

Ajay’s home away from home : Vigyan Ashram

Ajay graduated from 8th grade this year. He is a very active, smart kit but sitting in a classroom is certainly not his strengths. He missed school quite often, Instead he preferred to roam around in the village and to hang out with the wrong people. He was easily tempted to chewing tobacco, smoking and […]

Suman – A flower Blooms In The Guwahati Rains

Suman – A flower Blooms In The Guwahati Rains

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Blog, Kids stories | No Comments

By Mannan Gupta Suman, a ten-year-old Adivasi girl, was never seen talking to anyone. Many kids at the skatepark didn’t even know her name. They pointed at her and told me that she had started to skateboard. She always looked a bit shabby and lost in this new environment. Nevertheless I felt challenged so I […]

Janwaar Castle paw#2

Janwaar Castle paw#2

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Blog, Kids stories, Social Impact | No Comments

This is our second edition of Janwaar Castle paw#2 – the newspaper of the first skatepark in rural India.