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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.

We’ve got news for you!

We’ve got news for you!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | 2 Comments

Let me be correct. We’ve got the biggest news in Indian Skateboarding for you! A short while ago, 101India came to Janwaar and produced a heartwarming and right to the point video that clearly showed the social impact Janwaar Castle has triggered in the village. The video reached out to millions and it helped us […]

The Barefoot Skateboarders

The Barefoot Skateboarders

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog, Social Impact | No Comments did a very nice documentary on us 🙂 “A sport which has long been identified with urban neighbourhoods across the world, is being used in a village in central India as a trigger for social change. Ulrike Reinhard – a German national – established a skate park in Janwaar, Madhya Pradesh in February 2015, […]

Art for Equality

Art for Equality

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, our CEO Ulrike got offended by a young man in Panna. She took him to the police – but instead of filing the case Ulrike turned the thread into an opportunity for the boy. She asked him to help create a campaign which empowers the boys/men in Panna to respect women. […]

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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