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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 the Janwaar kids have been up to.

Head Over Wheels

Head Over Wheels

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

The Janwaar kids taught me a lesson in time. I am not late. But I’d say I am running on Indian time.  The tendency to be perpetually late seems to be genetic in India. But the Janwaar kids proved us something that even their elders don’t know. Without a word, they took ownership of a 5 […]

What a Kindle can do!

What a Kindle can do!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog, Learning Experience, Social Impact | 2 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 […]

Discovering Lego

Discovering Lego

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

Vikram, one of the elder skateboarders at Janwaar Castle, went to Delhi to visit his friend Shivraj, who is from Janwaar and lives currently in Delhi. He has got a scholarship there. Vikram came to the capitol for the first time in his life. He was very happy to see his friend again and spent […]

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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