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.

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 […]

Small stories, big dreams

Small stories, big dreams

Little by little, we have come a long way in Janwaar. While some stories of our kids went viral, there are many others, budding slowly and steady, unnoticed and away from the limelight.  Here are a few stories of these silent transformers of Janwaar – enjoy the read! Vikram He was one of the spoiled […]

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 […]

Janwaar’s First Skateboarding Exchange Program

Janwaar’s First Skateboarding Exchange Program

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark | 2 Comments

The 2nd week of April marked Janwaar Castle’s first ever Skateboarding Exchange Program. Eight skateboarders from Delhi boarded the train that would take them to Khajuraho. Some of them had been training with the freemotionsk8 for the last 3 years. De-boarding at Khajuraho, the kids were all charged up to skate. Giving their skateboard a […]

Roll’School from France was at Janwaar Castle

Roll’School from France was at Janwaar Castle

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark | No Comments

Garry and Isabel from Roll School in France spent 4 weeks at Janwaar Castle. They’ve produced this short video which gives you an idea what they’ve been doing at Janwaar! Thanks for being with us! We miss you! Roll'School on a mission to Janwaar Castle from Manfroid Garry on Vimeo.

Delhi – Janwaar Skateboarding Exchange Program

Delhi – Janwaar Skateboarding Exchange Program

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark | 2 Comments

These eight young skateboarders from Delhi came to visit Janwaar Castle last weekend. Thank you Aashiq from the freemotion skatepark in Delhi for bringing them to Khajuraho. To make a long story short: All kids had a blast! In three sessions the Delhi boys competed with the Janwaar kids. Janwaar kids won. They were so […]

In Motion

In Motion

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog, Skatepark | No Comments

Without words.

The Power of Pull

The Power of Pull

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Blog, Skatepark | No Comments

Over the last few month Janwaar Castle was really blessed. Not only are the kids doing great – they bring a smile on my face when ever I see them – also our “closer environment” is doing good to us. By feeding our Facebook and Web page more or less frequently with our latest news […]

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 […]

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 […]