The year 2017 has been a life changer for Hundadi Kadraka, a 27-year-old mother of three.
Her existence in the remote Railima village in the foothills of Odisha’s Niyamgiri hills saw a disruption this year. Her husband persuaded her to send her eight-year-old daughter Momita to the village primary school. It was a crucial decision for nobody in the family, leave alone a girl, had been to school before.
The Kadrakas are Dongria Kondhs, one of Odisha’s most primitive and backward tribal communities. As per 2011 census, the Scheduled Tribe community has a population of about 8000, with just a 10 percent literacy rate. The female literacy rate is a dismal three percent.
Read this excellent story by Moshumi Das Gupta published in Hindustan Times. In this story one can read more such examples and how they are being helped to attain the best of education.....