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.

Janwaar’s Future is Kindled

Janwaar’s Future is Kindled

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Blog, Learning Experience, Maker Space | 2 Comments

Soon the kids of Janwaar Castle will start to learn with their very own Amazon Kindles. All thanks to Isaac Mao, who has initiated the Janwaar Castle Kindle Reading Salon by donating five kindles. The first one he donated was the one he was using himself. Ulrike and Isaac are friends for many years. Isaac […]

Authorized to Grow

Authorized to Grow

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog, Learning Experience, Skatepark | One Comment

Mohan, a 16-year-old Delhi kid lives in a small independent room in Nev Sarai. He loves to skateboard and has become the natural leader among all others who love to skate. He thinks before saying, and knows what his heart wants. He spends most of his time skateboarding, and helping others to skate. Every bit […]

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 | 3 Comments

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 […]

Skateboarding Rockstars

Skateboarding Rockstars

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Blog, Learning Experience, Skatepark | No Comments

The kids from Janwaar Castle didn’t know what a skateboard was six month ago – now many of them ride this board as if they’ve never done anything else. Amazing process these kids went through – without any kind of instruction. They’ve seen a few skateboarding movies and a few hours with the guys who […]

The Janwaar Castle Summer Camp

The Janwaar Castle Summer Camp

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog, Learning Experience | No Comments

Janwaar kids enjoying the swing in the shadow of a huge mango tree. Photo by Vicky Roy. In June 2015 we’ve organized our first summer camp at Janwaar Castle. It was quite hot but every day 50+ children showed up. Sometimes eighty kids were there. We began early in the morning and finished around 10 […]

The Learning Experience – A different way to school …

The Learning Experience – A different way to school …

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Blog, Learning Experience | No Comments

This post was sent to me by Nicola Claire, who is running a school in Istanbul and advises we_school. With Nicola I share my thoughts on how to build a “matrix curriculum” for we_school. Traditional curriculum combined with “out of school” ways of learning re-integrated into it. This is her second post on the ARTBOARD/SKATEBOARD […]