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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 a Kindle can do!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

A few weeks ago we started a Kindle program at Janwaar Castle. It was triggered by my dear friend Isaac Mao who instantly donated five Kindles. Some of the kids really fell in love with it – some didn’t. They were actually annoyed that the Kindle doesn’t play videos – so they stuck with their tablets. The ones who love the Kindle not only find now time for themselves to read but also pass on the stories to those who cannot read. So reading on the Kindle became a community event – which is wonderful.

We are still figuring out which is the best content for them. Currently Hindi short stories, e.g. Akbar Birbal, achieve top scores and occasionally they do read bilingual English/Hindi short stories. The journey has only begun …

For Karan the Kindle is just another element of his creative soul. His passion for the arts he discoverd at Art Ichol is now being enriched by literature. And – as you will see in this short video below – he is more than happy to share his learnings with the other kids. A very nice counterpart to his daily job which is taking care of the buffalos. The buffalos are the center of his live and he really loves them. Both – arts and the buffalos – are cherished by him in the same manner.

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