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  • 26 January, 2023

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Eklavya Model Residential Schools

Eklavya Model Residential Schools

  • Tableau in the Republic Day Parade created by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs demonstrates how Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRs) promotes tribal wellbeing by providing high-quality education.

More about the news:

  • The Ministry's focus on "Nari Shakti," a symbol of girl education that ensures equal enrollment of tribal boys and girls at EMRSs, was highlighted in the tableau's front section.
  • Eklavya's bow and arrow-shaped archetypal pen, representing learning, depicts the one-eyed mission with which tribal students of EMRSs construct their future and achieve their ambitions.

About Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRs)

  • The EMRS program creates model residential schools for Scheduled Tribes (ST) in India. It began in the years 1997 and 1998.
  • The CBSE curriculum is used in the EMR School.
  • To provide tribal students with a high-quality education, Eklavya Model Residential Schools are being built, with a focus on the holistic development of indigenous pupils as well as academic education.
  • Currently, there are 384 operational schools located all over the nation that were built to the same standards as Navodaya Vidyalaya with a focus on unique, cutting-edge facilities for conserving regional art and culture in addition to offering instruction in sports and skill development.

Coverage:

  • In accordance with the 2010 EMRS Guidelines, at least one EMRS must be installed in each Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) or Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) where there is a minimum of 50% ST population.
  • According to the budget for 2018–19, an Eklavya Model Residential School will be present by the year 2022 in every block having more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal members.

What are the EMRS goals?

  • Comprehensive growth of every student enrolled in every EMRS in terms of their physical, mental, and socially relevant skills.
  • Enable children to make a difference starting in their school, then in their homes, then in their village, and then in a larger context.
  • To meet their unique demands, place a differential emphasis on the educational support that should be made accessible to students in Standards XI and XII compared through those in Standards VI to X.
  • Support the annual operating costs in a way that provides fair compensation for the workforce and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Encourage the development of infrastructure that meets students' physical, environmental, and cultural demands.

Challenges faced by tribal students:

  • Diverse Cultures & Languages: Each tribal community has its own cultures, traditions, values, customs, practises, beliefs, and lifestyles.
  • They use natural resources to suit their wants and requirements and speak many languages.
  • Poverty & lack of financial resources: The indigenous groups are experiencing serious financial issues.
  • They use the barter system, live in situations of poverty, and lack access to financial resources.
  • Tribals' Unwillingness: Because tribal groups are largely illiterate, they frequently show reluctance to send their kids to school.
  • Teachers' mentality toward tribal kids: Teachers don't put much effort into raising the academic standards of tribal children.
  • Lack of Proper Guidance: Due to their ignorance and backwardness, tribal communities do not provide their children with the proper guidance.

Way Forward

  • To inform the tribal groups of the value of education, it is essential to establish a thorough awareness campaign.
  • Recruiting Local Teachers and Female Teachers: It is advised that tribal communities hire more female teachers and teachers from the local tribes.
  • Teachers in tribal areas should carefully evaluate the environmental, ethnic, cultural, and psychological features of the tribal children.

Source: PIB


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