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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.

Janwaar’s First Skateboarding Exchange Program

Janwaar’s First Skateboarding Exchange Program

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark | One Comment

The 2nd week of April marked Janwaar Castle’s first ever Skateboarding Exchange Program. Eight skateboarders from Delhi boarded the train that would take them to Khajuraho. Some of them had been training with the freemotionsk8 for the last 3 years. De-boarding at Khajuraho, the kids were all charged up to skate. Giving their skateboard a […]

Karan might have found his passion

Karan might have found his passion

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Blog, Learning Experience, Social Impact | No Comments

Karan is a 16 year old boy in Janwaar. He has finished school in Panna (10th grade) and is now taking care of the family’s buffalos. That would be is future: buffalos and agriculture. He came to the skatepark in the beginning and then somehow he dropped out because we addressed more the smaller kids. […]

A new journey starts

A new journey starts

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog, Learning Experience | One Comment

Shivraj aka Dr. Kouch Kouch has received a scholarship from Sanjoy Roy, teamworkarts, in Delhi. The way it happened is actually a very typical network kind of story. It wasn’t planned, it simply happened. Vicky Roy, our Janwaar Castle documentary fotographer, was posting pictures of our Rural Changemaker campaign he had shot on facebook. Sanjoy […]

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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