Friday, November 13, 2015

Ashram schools get new corporate look

Tribal Ashram Schools and hostels are going in for a makeover to impart quality education to the children. In a bid o attract the tribal children to the schools and improve literacy among them.

The institutions are being given corporate look with paintings on the walls. The paintings on the wall relate to a wide range of themes like promoting science and research, human evolution, great Indian personalities, Indian constitution and the transition of the society into the computer age. Of late, the makeover was done at the 
Hatti Ashram School in Kerameri mandal.

However, the students still are offered free education unlike in the corporate schools which fleece the parents. Efforts are on to improve the educational standards in Tribal Ashram Schools on par with the social welfare Residential hostels in Telangana state.
Project officer of ITDA, Utnoor R.V. Karnan said ‘we are aiming to provide quality education to the tribal children. The makeover is aimed to attract the more and more students to the schools’.

He said that a cash reward of Rs 30,000 and a memento were announced for the   Hatti Tribal Ashram School running under ITDA, Utnoor to encourage the teaching and non- teaching staff and also students.

Apart from academics, focus is also being laid on extracurricular activities in the Tribal Welfare schools and hostels. The paintings are aimed at creating awareness about the improving technology  in the world, knowing about the freedom fighters, the culture of Telangana, inculcating scientific temper, famous Telangana personalities late Kaloji Narayana Rao, late Prof Jayashankar and Adivasi legendary Komaram Bheem.

Hatti School headmasters Premdas said ‘they were trying to improve the educational standards also in their institutions. Project officer Karnan has motivated us to do things perfectly and different’.

There are as many as 113 Tribal Ashram Schools, Tribal Welfare hostels, 6 Gurukulams, 13 KGBVS, 4 mini- gurkulams and 905 Government Primary schools (PS) under Tribal Welfare in the District. Literacy is major drawback hurdling the development of tribals in the backward district of Adilabad in Telangana state.