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I am Popson Antony. Recently completed MSW and joined in a NGo . Now I am working for the tribal people in Kerala . Even though there are several programmes are running unfortunately the drop out of tribal students from the schools are higher than the government statistics
As I have heard about this I would to know how can I help the target group ?
In my experience orientation and awareness has limited effect on behaviour change. Stimulating community ownership around education is likely to get you good results. Don't forget to involve the decision makers in the family like father or grandparents. Consider engaging teachers. Also keep in mind who amongst the children drop out? eldest son or eldest daughter? Pay more attention to this. Using SALT and community life competence approach could be one of the ways to build community ownership.