Category Archives: Education and literacy

Thulir, a modern school where alternatives to mainstream education, technologies and lifestyles are explored – Tamil Nadu

We at Thulir have been looking at alternatives to the mainstream education system, so that we may be able to cater to the needs of those children who get left out/left behind. As part of our learning at Thulir, we … Continue reading

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A craft workshop for Santal women in Purulia: Determined to overcome poverty – West Bengal

This is the first time we have ventured out of traditional art/craft, but there is a connection because the skills necessary for this craft are traditional and the primary material, familiar.  We plan to revisit these villages in a few … Continue reading

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Tip | Check recent updates on improved living conditions for India’s indigenous communities: World Water Day held annually on 22 March – United Nations

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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In support of India’s tribal women: Find information provided on Government and NGO websites

Tips to get up-to-date information about “justchangeindia.com” and more about any particular region or issue, type a combination of search words into the search window seen above (e.g. “tribe trafficking”, “rehabilitation rescued tribal”, “Bachpan Bachao Andolan”, “Aahan Tribal Development Foundation”, “Shakti … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal collections in India’s ethnographic museums

Tip: Click the button on the left top to select the layer labelled Ethnographic Museums; then scroll to find the Ethnographic museum in a region of special interest, and click on its rhombus-shaped (purple) placeholder for more information (including a link … Continue reading

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