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 […]

How dreams come true

How dreams come true

Janwaar. Five kids. Never gone more than 10 kilometers away from home without elders, confidently boarded a train that would take them 630km away from home, to the Jaipur Literature Festival. All by themselves. No elders accompanied them. They were dropped at the railway station in Khajuraho, boarded the train and knew, that I would pick […]

Soon to be the first passport holder in the village – Part 2

Soon to be the first passport holder in the village – Part 2

We came back on Saturday morning from Bhopal and I was back at the tehsil office Monday morning. They told me that the village secretary might do it if you give them an affidavit. The secretary is a nice guy. He said he’ll get it done and I could collect it on Tuesday. And surpringly […]

Soon to be the first passport holder in the village – Part 1

Soon to be the first passport holder in the village – Part 1

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

It took eight months until Asha’s parents finally agreed to let her go to England – but now they are all for. In words and in action! And this is beautiful! The news regarding Asha’s interview at the passport office in Bhopal – which is 430 km and an overnight journey away – came in […]