Gaon Radio: A tribal village where every child is a skateboarder
गाँव कनेक्शन 24 Jun 2022 1:11 PM GMT
Skateboarding has been the unlikely catalyst for change in the small village of Janwaar in Madhya Pradesh. Almost every child in the village skateboards and has been doing so since 2016 when a visitor from Germany, Ulrike Reinhard, a writer and activist who works with children, introduced them to it. She and her team built a skateboard park for them and brought about startling changes. Besides the skating park, named Janwaar Castle, that pushed the village into the spotlight, it is organic farming that has become a 'thing' in the village. While the children are making a name for themselves in skateboarding in the country and abroad, their parents are earning a livelihood as organic farmers.