All posts tagged with: GEM Education for All

Tribal Education : Rani Kajal School, Madhya Pradesh

Posted February 19, 2014 no picture Shruti_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Educating the minority groups is an essential part in the process of ensuring that the Right to Education is fulfilled. This is especially important in the case of Tribal groups, who are the oldest inhabitants of the country. Due to their unique culture and tradition, they often isolate themselves from the rest of the country. This has adversely affected national integration and also made them more susceptible to exploitation by the dominant groups. The following is a case stud...


Education - Special or Inclusive?

Posted February 26, 2014 no picture Ananya_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that education is a basic human right. The Right to Education Act in India describes the importance of free and compulsory education for all children between the ages 6 and 14, regardless of caste, creed, sex, religion etc. This includes differently-abled children. These children are, to an extent, receiving this education. But the quality of the education often isn’t good enough for them. Also, many schools do not have the necessary infrastructure to support these ch...


Visit to a neighbouring school - A heart warming experience

Posted February 27, 2014 no picture Shruti Venkat_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Our visit to the Kolapakkam Government High School near our school, Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, was truly an eye-opener. We had a chance to interact and get to know the children from rural areas. We observed the school to be a piece of ground with about 4-5 small blocks scattered around. The medium of teaching is Tamil, our regional language. The government provides uniforms, school bags, footwear, geometry and pencil boxes, notebooks and textbooks and an atlas...


Siragu – The school on feathers

Posted February 27, 2014 no picture Ishan_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Many of us believe that we are doing the best we can for the society with the limited resources we have. But can resources ever be a limitation to the amount of work that we can do? Siragu is a school in the rural areas of North Chennai and I wish to tell you about how I was inspired upon visiting them. They not only use innovative methods of teaching but also utilise their resourcs sustainably. But apart from these, the most important point about the school is that all the s...