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 […]

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, […]

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 […]