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“Tribals had a rich oral tradition, which was one of the pillars of Indian culture. The death of oral tradition could lead to lack of creativity. By saving the tribals, the oral tradition [is] saved.” – Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar (writer and former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi Kannada University) on the occasion of the the Second Tribal Sammelan at Karkala

“The National Curriculum Framework recommends that children should examine local issues of livelihood, production, health and environment first and then link it to history, geography, science and environmental studies.” – Prof. Sujit Sinha, who teaches the master’s in education course at Azim Premji University (Bengaluru)

Adivasi societies – a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups in South Asia

Adivasi (a Hindi word that literally means the original inhabitants) is a term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups believed to be the aboriginal population of India. Adivasi societies are present in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and … Continue reading

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Objectives

In forthcoming years, the foundation will showcase projects that celebrate the concept of “paying forward” within, among and beyond the tribal and other rural communities that continue to live in harmony with nature and also in accordance with their own … Continue reading

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Showcasing good practice through stories

Pride of place is given to good practice in contemporary education for and by tribal communities. The right to privacy among members of Indian tribal communities is respected at every stage of documenting their heritage. For these reasons, the foundation poses … Continue reading

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Implementation of objectives

In collaboration with experienced educators, young people are enabled (1) to preserve their community’s cultural heritage by any means at their disposal; and (2) to contribute to its continuance as part of life in modern India wherever social, economical and … Continue reading

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