Facilitating self-expression of cultural heritage among Santal pupils through computer and video training – West Bengal

ghosaldanga_computertraining_video_03_staff_webThe Rolf Schoembs Vidyashram (RSV) school in Ghosaldanga is offering computer and video training to its staff and students. Building on 25 years of experience with literacy programmes, community service and health care, these workshops are part of a larger effort: fostering an awareness of Santal cultural heritage in the modern age.

During the workshops held in November 2012, school employees were introduced to Photoshop image processing and internet handling.

Young and senior students then learned how to take brief video clips about their own school activities.

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The video clips were discussed among students and teachers.

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Being familiar with computers and other media enables participants of all age groups to express themselves with greater confidence.

As academic achievements open new employment opportunities to Santal youths, media-awareness and new skills help to interact on eye-level, particularly with their peers belonging to other communities.

Photos: courtesy Boro Baski © 2012

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