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 […]

Our bamboo house is growing :-)

Our bamboo house is growing :-)

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Blog, Maker Space | No Comments

The bamboo house will be our home for various kinds of indoor activities – I am curious what the kids make out of it. The indoor space is 8 m (26 feet) in diameter, the surrounding terrace is 2 m (6 feet). Once it’s build the next idea is to link it with the skatepark […]

Janwaar Castle needs a Bamboo House

Janwaar Castle needs a Bamboo House

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Maker Space, Skatepark | No Comments

Most of our activities besides skateboarding usually take place under a tree at the far end of our skateboarding place. Just like in the video below where Nicola is teaching our kids English. We don’t have a house or a room yet. But we need one – especially when it gets cold again in winter […]

Janwaar Castle T-Shirts

Janwaar Castle T-Shirts

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Blog, Maker Space, Social Impact | No Comments

Over the last few weeks the idea came up to start a “Janwaar Castle Rural Street Wear” fashion line. This will be a longer way to go – but we’ve started to walk down this path. Bea, our designer, has already did the first sketches (scribbles) 😉 For now we focussed to get some Janwaar […]

3D-Model of Janwaar Castle

3D-Model of Janwaar Castle

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Blog, Maker Space, Skatepark | No Comments

Two weeks ago Mohan (left in the pic) and Bryzendra came to the skatepark with a big surprise – they gave me this 3D model of the skatepark made out of mud. I was blown away. Being asked what else they could model they simply said: anything you want 🙂 It’s astonishing that scale and […]