“The government is not a monolithic organisation. An appropriate characterization of it would be a `multi-headed hydra’ or `Ravana’, based on Indian mythology.” SC Behar highlights the challenges NGOs face in working with the government.
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.
Rudrapur is more urban than many other district headquarters. It has in the recent years, become an industrial hub because of the SIDCUL Industrial area in Pantnagar where a number of leading companies have set up factories…
‘In the clash between community and school, the ones to suffer will only be the children. Please do not bring politics into the school. We will get a good name and your children will do well.’
Prof John Kurien who started his career as a development practitioner, shares an interesting perspective which offers important lessons for other development practitioners.
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