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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.

We’ve got news for you!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Beyond Janwar Castle, Blog | 2 Comments

Let me be correct. We’ve got the biggest news in Indian Skateboarding for you!

A short while ago, 101India came to Janwaar and produced a heartwarming and right to the point video that clearly showed the social impact Janwaar Castle has triggered in the village. The video reached out to millions and it helped us to connect with the international skateboarding scene around the world.

Emails, messages and calls from literally everywhere dropped in. And it just didn’t stop.

We are partly humbled and partly ecstatic. There was a lot of support being shown internationally. Top skateboarders from across the globe were giving us a nod. We have finally managed to put our tiny village of Janwaar on the international skateboarding map.

One of the people who reached out to us was a name I still didn’t believe was in conversation with us as I looked at my screen.

Allow me to build this up for you 🙂

One of the biggest names in international skateboarding today – a seven time X games gold medalist and three time Street League Skateboarding champion. He is also the face of Nike skateboarding – there is really no way to exaggerate what he’s achieved so far, he embraced Janwaar Castle:

NYJAH HUSTON.

Believe it. We’re just stoked.

NYJAH is coming to Janwaar Castle in November.

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What could be better?

The best thing is Nyjah’s visit to Janwaar will go far beyond skateboarding. And this is what we most appreciate.

Along with his mother Kelle Huston, Nyjah founded the charity organisation ‘Let It Flow’ in 2008. ‘Let It Flow’ makes water accessible in communities throughout the world. They provide clean and safe water for those in need, they fix wells that are inoperable and build sanitation stations.

All these issues are top on Janwaar Castle’s priority list as well. We’ve just implemented a solar powered water and electricity system, and with the help of ‘Let It Flow’ we can now finish this! This means no more shortage of drinking water in the entire village of Janwaar – even during the hot, hot summer months! A big hand for this!

So Nyjah and his friends will not cruise Janwaar Castle on their skateboards and teach our children, but with ‘Let It Flow’ they will repair Janwaar’s broken wells and hand-pumps, and they will install water filtration systems. 1000 people will directly benefit from these efforts! 1000 people who have suffered over the last three years not only from a shortage of clean water but from no water at all.

Dream come true?

Maybe.

But what I do know for certain is that NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE.

And the best thing was – when Mannan and Ulrike delivered the news to the kids – they didn’t know what to do with it. They rather looked a bit confused because the two were so excited. The kids have no clue what a world champion is, they don’t care about NIKE or gold medals … Now they are only curious to have a really, really good skateboarder from abroad coming in!

#NoSchoolNoSkateboarding #GirlsFirst #NothingImpossible #KeepShredding

2 Comments

  1. Mohit
    October 3, 2016

    this is so awesome!!!

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  2. Chetan Gnanesh
    October 14, 2016

    This is so awesome. I hope this organisation grows even more. Good luck for November guys! I hope the kids have a nice time and so does Nyjah! #GirlsFirst #NothingImpossible

    Reply

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