Training Organizer: KISS & MTB-MLE within the framework of BvLF Programme.
District of Visit: Rayagada, Koraput & Malkangiri (Focus more on Rayagada district: out of 11, 10 blocks are covered)
Duration of Visit: 31st May to 8th June, 2017 (9 days)
Context & Overall Goal:
The basis of this “Visit cum Exposure” study tour is the provision in the approved Operational Plan – INA-2016-049 on Staff Capacity Building (Ref. Section – 1-Staff Cost).
The visit cum exposure is targeted to facilitate in MTB -MLE related capacity building of Primary Teachers in the area of Tribal Centered districts.2095 student’s are from Rayagada District itself, and out of which around 1100 students are coming under class- I to V (targeted classes of the Project).
As per the Right to Education Act: Medium of instructions shall, as far as practicable, be in child’s mother tongue (29.2.f).The MLE programme was designed to cover the primary educationof children from class I to V. The langua ge transition plan was developed to initiate learning in the mother tongue in first 90 days of class I and gradually the second language – Odia is introduced, oral and written; while English begins in class III. However, except Santhali, no other tribal la nguage has its own script. Hence, the learning material is in the tribal language but in Odia script and it was developed, based on the National Curriculum Framework and NCERT syllabus.
This study tour helped the Primary teachers to understand the concept properly through interaction with their parents in their own land, to understand their daily lifestyle, cultural observance through the exposer of real tribal world. In the year 2013 BvLF & KISS has started this MTB-MLE project.
In this context, the overall goal of the visit cum exposure is:
Elaborate the lessons learned with respect to their relevance for the different tribal context and create practical visions and innovative ideas for future implementation in Guidelines.
Within the context and overall goal, th e Target Groups include:
1. Primary Teachers of KISS for capacity development in the area of Tribal centered districts of Odisha.
2. A group of representatives from village, block and community level of districts which play a key role in capacity building, the i mplementation and design of guidelines and standards for MTB-MLE project and its work.
3. This group will be resource persons for this project and will snowball the process and make the Project self sustain.
4. A group from Class-I & II been selected for this work who are trained under this project from last 3 years. (Names are in Annexure-I) Specifically, the visit -cum-exposure was 26 participants (from KISS) as below:
|Project Staffs,including Project Manager,Consultant,Admin Assistant& Attendant||MTB-MLE Project (4 participant)|
|Stakeholders||21 nos of Primary school teachers of KISS|
|Photographer||Hired (1 participant)|
|District Level Coordinators & Stakeholders||More than 300 participants per day|
|K. Malinga &
o Rural/remote areas.
o Process oriented community based measurements to make this programme more effective.
o Integrating Field (un-controlled) & School (controlled) based experience for better implementation.