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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.

Where water and skateboarding meet

Where water and skateboarding meet

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog, Social Impact | No Comments

The rainfall at Janwaar has been erratic for years now. This year we saw a major drought, leading to some human deaths while also killing livestock, which spells heavy financial losses for the villagers. After natural wells were filled up and water hand pumps were installed by some corrupt government officials in the village, Janwaar […]

A visit to India

A visit to India

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog, Talks/Interviews | No Comments

The news of Nyjah Huston visiting Janwaar Castle went viral among the skateboarding community in India. For it isn’t everyday that a five-time Street League Skateboarding and six-time X-Games champion comes visiting. When Nyjah rolled out on the park for the first time, it’s probably the only time the kids took a backseat. There were […]

What’s harder than skateboarding? Judging it!

What’s harder than skateboarding? Judging it!

There was one thing which was more difficult than the tricks the champions were attempting at the 1st Janwaar Skateboarding Challenge – judging them. The jury comprised Julian Dykmans of Belgium, Graham Sinclair from Canada and Samuel Silva from Brazil, who were left scratching their heads at times, unable to take a call. The champions were […]

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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