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Communities in charge of their own development and more: Vidyodaya Maths and Science Resource Centre & Kaathadi YouTube channel – Tamil Nadu

‘Kaathadi’ is a YouTube channel collectively built by students and teachers from the tribal communities in the Nilgiris | To read the full story with more pictures, click here >> Kaathadi started a year ago, and draws from experiences of … Continue reading

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Serving 320 hamlets in the times of CoVid-19: Viswa Bharati Vidyodaya & ACCORD – Tamil Nadu

Community mobilization in the times of CoVid-19 As a community, we are all sharing the experience of the CoVid-19 pandemic in different ways. For the tribal communities here, it has posed a direct threat to their health and livelihood with most … Continue reading

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A balanced curriculum that helps children “retain the tribal values that have relevance even today and accept the good brought in by modernization”: Interview with the founders of the Vidyodaya School for Adivasi children – Tamil Nadu

The Vidyodaya School Tucked away in the Blue Mountains, close to Ooty, the tourist destination of Tamil Nadu in southern India, is the small sleepy town of Gudalur, the home town of Rama and B. Ramdas. Gudalur is a land … Continue reading

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Appropriate education for Adivasi children – the Vidyodaya School model at Gudalur

How the education work began – an introduction Kadichankolli, 1991 – The first ‘school’ begins in this village. The teacher, Raji, is from the village. The medium of instruction is `Bettakurumba’.  One would wonder what the significance of this is. … Continue reading

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Video channel “Kaathadi” & Educational exhibition “Makkala Keeche” (Children’s Pockets): Success stories from Vidyodaya in Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

On March 17th, an education exhibition called “Makkala Keeche” (Children’s Pockets) was organized at Vidyodaya school. We saw children taking ownership to present their exhibits on Science and Maths, their paintings and craft items and some elements of Adivasi culture. … Continue reading

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