Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nature, us and the education system

Posting a link to a video done by my friend Tess Joseph on natural learning.  it is a beautfully woven moving story. watch it and you can write to her if you feel like at tess_joseph@hotmail.com, or at   tessofficial@gmail.com.

You can watch the video by clicking on the title on this post

The intro and the credits for the film go like this:

Me and My World (Documentary) [HQ]


Natural Learning is a part of every child. School systems fail to understand the importance and relevance of 'natural learning' and euthanize it within formal curriculum.

The Biological Diversity Act (BDA) of India fails to protect and promote the rights of traditional knowledge of Adivasis (original inhabitants). BDA believes that formal education is the key to all-round development of the Adivasis. Currently, state-run schools in remote villages boast quantity but fail to report the majority of Adivasi dropouts.

Director:Tess Joseph
Cinematographer: Siddharth Diwan
Stills & Production: Dyu D' Cunha
Editor: Mehvash Husain & Kshitij Rajkumar
Music: Tajdar Junaid


  1. that was a wonderful footage. We tend to neglect our adivasis and their traditional knowledge only trying to 'civilize' them by giving them western tools of survival. If we could integrate their knowledge of nature with their education, things can go a long way and the number of drop-outs will fall. The children were so full of life! Really enjoyed it!

  2. @zephyr: thanks. you may like to write directly to the director Tess. she is a wonderful woman who is doing a lot of work in this area. Her email i.d is given above.


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