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.

I believe I can fly!

I believe I can fly!

Asha is a seventeen-year-old Adivasi girl. She left school before completing 11th grade. Most of her time she used to spent helping her mother at home or her father in the fields. The skatepark has turned her life upside down. It all started in June 2015 when we had our first summer camp. Vivek, a […]

When work becomes a children’s story

When work becomes a children’s story

Strolling through the March edition of Tinkle, a friend’s kid saw a story about skateboarding. Tejas, the mother, clicked pictures of the strip and posted it on Facebook tagging Janwaar Castle. Tinkle is one of the most popular children’s magazine very dear to all 90’s kids. It is readily available at all train station book […]

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 […]

It’s time for the ace – here comes Nyjah!

It’s time for the ace – here comes Nyjah!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | No Comments

Role models are an inspiration for what they do. It’s always a dream to meet one and we at Janwaar Castle believe, Nothing Impossible! So when we first connected with Nyjah Huston, we did hope for the day when he would skate amid our midst. And after months of working with Nyjah and his team, […]

Loved by All

Loved by All

Shivraj’s first part of the scholarship is coming to an end. For the past six months, he had been attending Prakriti School in Noida where he was brushing up on the basic skills of English, Hindi and math.  Shivraj at the reception area of Prakriti School The family he was staying with during this course […]

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 […]

Update on “No more water!”

Update on “No more water!”

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog, Social Impact | No Comments

A few weeks ago we’ve launched our “Fotos for Water” campaign – and we are happy to announce that we’ve almost accomplished the project! A few things remain to be done and as soon as the rains allow us to move on, we will! The point of departure Janwaar was facing a serious drought. 800 […]

Steadfastness

Steadfastness

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | One Comment

Text and photos by Cassie Broadwin. Cassie was with us for a bit more than a week … ——————————- If I were to pinpoint one thing that I learned from my time with the kids of Janwaar Castle, it would be this: steadfastness; an approach to everyday life that I had previously not held so […]