It may not be desirable to advocate for a separate curriculum for tribal children. Instead, teaching should be localised to achieve the objectives of the present curriculum.
A look at the work of Quest Alliance with the government schools in Samastipur district, Bihar. This intervention was started as part of the SDPP program, funded by USAID.
NGOs play a pioneering role in the support and rehabilitation of PWDs in India. Besides providing assistance to those who seek their services, they reach out to PWDs in distant locations and communities through various models of rehabilitation. APD is one such organization, headquartered in Bangalore.
The social actions that have followed TLC not only enabled the schooling of children in different ways but also galvanized social actions to address various other development issues.
Tribal groups in India speak their own languages and not the mainstream language of the state they live in, which is a major hurdle in the education of their children. MLE and other innovative practices are being attempted in Odisha by NGOs like Sikshasandhan.
There are different approaches towards the human development of the tribal or the indigenous people. Broadly, one can see two extreme positions in this regard. The first is one of modernizing these communities to integrate them with the mainstream population.
Social movements for greater democratisation can change the overall climate within which institutions function; without this, the cultural milieu…
According to the 2013 ASER report, Rayagada (Odisha), a district with a high ratio of tribal population, was ranked a low 25th out of 30 districts in terms of the percentage of children in class I and II who could read letters, words or more. The district also has the highest percentage of out-of-school children in the 6-14 age group in Odisha.
The world over, marine fishing communities which inhabit the coastal fringes of their countries, have adopted occupational and work practices which establish a special socio-cultural ethos for them and which tends to be different from that of the mainstream society.
The Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) is a notable non-governmental organisation working in the Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, and Vellore districts of Tamil Nadu. This is founded by Mr. Kulandai Francis, recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award (2012)…
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