Early childhood care and education to tribal students in 10 tribal languages: A role model for other states – Odisha

Times of India, Oct 5, 2013

BHUBANESWAR: More than 16 states are keen to follow the Odisha model of imparting early childhood care and education to tribal students in their mother tongue. Delegates of these states revealed this at a two-day workshop, which kicked off here on Friday.

“Non-formal preschool education is one of the core services under the ICDS scheme. Odisha has become a role model for other states by imparting early childhood care and education in 10 tribal languages,” said K Krishnan, southern region convener of National Advocacy Council for Development of Indigenous People (NACDIP).

Ghanshyam, an NACDIP convener from Jharkhand, said, “There are several tribal pockets in the entire eastern zone, where there are no anganwadi centres. So in those areas it is really a challenge to implement early childhood education in tribal languages.” […]

Source: Odisha a model in tribal education – Times Of India
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The Anganwadi Programme, started by the Government of India in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), is a grassroots programme that reaches out to women in rural areas and urban slums, to educate them on matters of basic health and hygiene, nutrition, prenatal and postnatal maternal and childcare and childrearing.

Source: Anganwadis Report Part 1.pdf
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Devi is very thrilled at the difference she can make in so many children’s lives. “At our centre, we have a library — the books are provided by Maitri Trust — and we give them to the kids to take home. I note down the name of the book in this register,” she says, proudly flipping through it, “and they exchange it after a few days. Reading books helps the family bond. And even if they can’t read/ write, we encourage parents to make up stories looking at the pictures. You know, without these books, they won’t really sit down and spend time with the children!”

Source: I am… Devi Thangaraj, Anganwadi Teacher – The Hindu
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