Interviews from Adivasi Education Workshop

Interviews with participants from all over the country who attended the knowledge-sharing workshop on the Education of Adivasi Children.

Praveen Kumar in conversation with Anant Gangola speaks about dealing with the huge demand for residential schools for the Adivasi children in the state of Telengana.

Joseph Bara, Independent researcher, Jharkhand, (formerly with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) provides a historical perspective of the education of Adivasis.

Vidhya Das, Agragamee, Odisha, talks about the three-pronged approach of their work with the Scheduled Tribes.

Panchanan Munda, Community Leader, Antral, Ranchi on how the education of Adivasi children should be structured.

Joba Murmu, Teacher, Government school, Jharkhand on her involvement and efforts to promote Santhali, a tribal language and how they train teachers on weekends.

Prayag Joshi, Imlee Mahuaa School, Chhattisgarh speaks about how schooling should be in sync with the life of the Adivasi children; it should give them the same freedom that they enjoy at home.

Ram Chandra Singh Chouhan, Adivasi Ashram Bari, Madhya Pradesh on his experience of teaching three generations of Adivasi children.

Vibha Puri Das speaks to Anant Gangola about her continued commitment towards upliftment of the vulnerable sections and why a public servant must question status quo.

Vibha Das Puri, speaks about the Tejgarh Academy’s (Bhasha Trust) work in the area of Tribal welfare and her own experience of working with the government and various NGOs.

Bhupendra Singh Paraste, Director, Dept of Public Service Management, Govt of Madhya Pradesh speaks about how such workshops facilitate a rethink on state policies regarding the education of the Adivasi children.

Jacinta Kerkatta in conversation with Anant Gangola.

Jacinta Kerkatta in conversation with Anant Gangola speaks about how education helped her in overcoming her difficult circumstances.

Jacinta Kerkatta, Writer, journalist, poet, activist, Jharkhand, emphasising the importance of an education that connects Adivasi children to their roots and at the same time, empowers them to become global citizens.

Jayashree Bhalerao, Adharshila Learning Centre, speaks about creating schools by involving the Adivasi community.

Vandana Tete, Community leader, Jharkhand speaks about why it is important for the so-called ‘civilized’ people to also imbibe the knowledge of the Adivasis. 

Muthaiah, Tribal leader, Secretary, Kollegal Soliga Abivridhi Sangam, Teacher of an ashram school speaks about what constitutes a good education for the Tribal children.

Virginius Xaxa, Professor and Deputy Director, TISS, Guwahati, who belongs to an Adivasi family, talks about his own education and journey. 

James Pochury, ActionAid, New Delhi speaks about the autonomy that the indigenous people in the North-East have over their resources and how it is key to their better educational outcomes.

Dr Mahendra Mishra, Language and Learning Foundation, New Delhi explains how and why Adivasi children adopt a ‘culture of silence’ and the education best suited for them.

Jayashree Bhalerao, Adharshila Learning Centre, speaks about creating schools by involving the Adivasi community.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top