Category Archives: Education and literacy

In contemporary practice, the tribal memory is greatly undermined. There is general insistence that tribal children attend schools where non-tribal children attend schools, that they use medicines manufactured for others and that they adopt common agricultural practices. All because the world has very little time to listen patiently to the tribals, with their immense knowledge and creativity. We have decided that what is good for us is good enough for them. In the process we are destroying a rich vein of our cultural heritage. – Prof. Ganesh Devy quoted by Dr. Ivy Hansdak (Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II” 2017)

Slideshow | Kaani children and teachers celebrate International Mother Language Day 2019: A celebration of life in harmony with nature – Tamil Nadu

  Report and images courtesy: S Davidson Sargunam, Nagercoil (by email) Global phenomenons such as climate change and urbanization are drawing the indigenous Kaani tribe living in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district away from their cultural roots, posing a threat to … Continue reading

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Young nutritionists on “crops meant to be consumed at a particular time of the year”: The benefits of local culinary practices – Uttarakhand

With Art and Science, Two Women Are Reviving Uttarakhand’s Nutritional Delicacies Tanya Kotnala, an illustrator and Tanya Singh, a nutritionist joined hands to form Bhuli (which means ‘Little Sister’ in the native dialect of Garhwali), last year with the intention … Continue reading

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Envisaging a future beyond extremes (assimilation in mainstream society vs. isolation): Knowledge sharing workshop on better education for Adivasi Children at Bangalore’s Azim Premji University – Karnataka

Azim Premji University and a set of non-governmental organizations working on the education of Adivasi children organize a knowledge sharing workshop on 1 and 2, March, 2019 in Bangalore. A set of community representatives, government officials, the functionaries of NGOs … Continue reading

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International Mother Language Day, celebrated every year on 21 February – Unesco

On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible as a reminder that linguistic diversity … Continue reading

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An open education model for collaborative rural students: The Tamarind Tree School – Maharashtra

A school in India defies the traditional education model Michelle Chawla Feed, opensource.com, 5 January 2018 The Tamarind Tree School uses an open education model to offer collaborative, innovative learning solutions to rural students. | Read the full story here … Continue reading

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