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[N]ew pedagogic practices require to be evolved in order to execute various developmental programmes. In doing so, good practices that exist in the society may turn out to be very handy. In case of tribal societies, for example, there are two striking aspects with regard to caring for the child and nurturing the young. One is the prevalence of breast feeding and the other is the tradition of kin/community care of the children. It is the kin care that explains as to why it is rare to find destitution and begging among tribal population, including tribal children. Equally important in this respect is the emphasis on ethics of work, which the children internalise quite early in life. Things have however begun to change because of displacement due to development projects and lack of rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced population.
Source: Opportunities, Working Paper No. 7, The Status of Tribal Children in India: A historical perspective, 2011
Institute for Human Development, India
United Nations Children’s Fund, India
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School enrolment and literacy: State priorities towards education under colonial rule and since India’s independence – Gujarat, Jharkhand, Manipur, Rajasthan & West Bengal

Vivek Menezes, Times of India, 20 January 2019 Why does China soar where India continues to struggle? The most basic reason is state priorities towards education. | Read the full report here >> As of 1947, the literacy rate in … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil): Many talents, one team – Tamil Nadu

Photos and profiles provided by S.S. Davidson The foundation’s projects supports its efforts to secure a healthy diet, health care, prevention of disease, combining biodiversity with a sustainable livelihood and access to school education in accordance with government provisions. The team of … Continue reading

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Video | “Baihar Hana Sare” (Over the Green Field): Song 8 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

8 Baihar Hana Sare (Over the Green Field) [Starting from 10:48] ThemeThis is the song we have composed for our Non-formal Santal school, the Rolf Schoembs Vidyashram. The students and teachers of the school sing it regularly. It describes how … Continue reading

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“Archery is the traditional game of Chhattisgarh”: Youngsters who excel – Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh

Tribal village Siwatarai emerges as archery hub | Read the full article here >> Divya Dubey, Times of India, 27 November 2017 RAIPUR: In the midst of forests, a tiny village in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh has emerged as a hub of … Continue reading

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On the need for counselling and rehabiliting victims of human trafficking: Ranchi-based Asha Kiran “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – Jharkhand

Plenary Session 5: Human Trafficking in Tribal India: A Focus on Jharkhand Presented by: Sister Gemma Toppo, Ursuline Convent, Ranchi, Jharkhand Chaired by: Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Sister Gemma Toppo, founder-member of the Ranchi-based NGO, … Continue reading

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