In general, it is relatively easy to create an asset or implement a project but ensuring that it functions well as long as it lasts requires additional efforts and maintenance.
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.
The campaign was first carried out in the Ernakulam District, Kerala and was a joint effort by the district administration and the Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP). M.P. Parameswaran, who played a key role in it, in a freewheeling chat with V. Santhakumar.
Indonesia Mengajar, is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and sends the nation’s talented young people to various regions of Indonesia to serve as Pengajar Muda (young teacher) in elementary schools and communities for a period of one year.
Social movements for greater democratisation can change the overall climate within which institutions function; without this, the cultural milieu…
In the development practice, is there a trade-off between the cost of an action and the benefit from it? When one has already decided to spend a certain amount of money or time why should they consider the costs and benefits of it?
It is important to note the persistence of a high level of poverty and underdevelopment in India, despite its achievements in the economic sphere and the income growth for a relatively smaller section of the society.
What are the challenges in achieving `quality schooling for all’ in the remote parts of the world? How does ‘remoteness’ affect the supply of or the demand for schooling?
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.
Before starting a development action, it is important to honestly question one’s own motivations. This is true for individuals as well as organizations…
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