Education – Empowering The Tribal COMMUNITY

Education – Empowering The Tribal COMMUNITY

Over the last decade, countries across the world have been changing their existing economic models in favor of one driven by the free market, incorporating processes of liberalization, privatization and globalization. The direct impact of free trade on children in globalised India is witnessing worsening levels of basic health, nutrition and shelter. With more than a third of its population below the age of 18, India has the largest child population in the world. But one third of this child population is suffering. They become victims of human right violations without any legal remedies. Their land and homes are destroyed for constructing huge dams, digging mineral mines and setting up huge industries. As they are uneducated, they become victims of all kinds of exploitation. They cannot raise their own voice against the powerful urban rich society. They are voiceless because they are uneducated. Consequently, they cannot even fight for their rights and defend them from the onslaught of the modern society in the name of development. Despite the promise of education for all, 46% of children from scheduled tribes and 38% from scheduled castes continue to be out of school, as against 34% in the case of others; hence the urgency of bringing education to the threshold of tribal children and  youth of today. Education brings knowledge which opens for them the gates of their rights and duties. Knowledge makes them conscious of their basic rights and privileges, natural and legal remedies for their grievances and brings decent job opportunities.

BOSCO aims to bring quality education and improve the literacy rate and awareness among tribal children and youth by being able to cater to them in the best possible manner.

This will:

  • Give access to primary education to all the tribal children
  • Providing remedial classes for weak students that will improve their academic performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • It will reduce school dropouts and child workers.
  • It will motivate parents to send their children to school and create awareness in them about the value of education.  
  • It will eradicate illiteracy, ignorance and superstition among the tribals.
  • Good education will pave the way for a better future for the second generation of the tribal families.
  • literacy rate among women will improve
  • Gender sensitivity will be brought among the  people
  • Disoriented youth will be brought back to the main stream of the society by making them productive and contributing citizen  of the country

Education is a power, leading to development and empowerment. If the Tribals are educated, they regain their voice and empowered to stream line their course of development and progress thus resulting in a culture where education will help them transform their lives beautifully.