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  • 23 August, 2020

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Namath Basai: Kerala

Namath Basai: Kerala

  • The Kerala State government is carrying out a unique programme called “Namath Basai” of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue.

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  • The programme is being implemented by the Samagra Shiksha Kerala (SSK).
  • SSK is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12.
  • It aims at improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable learning outcomes.
  • It has succeeded in retaining hundreds of tribal children in their online classes using their mother tongue as language of instruction.
  • Teaching in the tribal language has to a good extent stopped students from dropping out, which is quite usual in hamlets
  • It offers pre-recorded classes through a YouTube channel in three tribal languages in Attappady valley in Palakkad District Kerala.
  • These languages belong to the Irula, Muduka and Kurumba tribes.
  • It is being introduced in the tribal belts of Wayanad and Idukki as well. Classes are offered in the Oorali, Muthuvan and Paniya languages in Idukki.
  • Wayanad has the highest number of tribals in Kerala followed by Idukki.

Source: TH


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