ERIC Number: ED468214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Flight: Adolescent Girls' Camps in Lok Jumbish of Rajasthan, India. Education for All: Making It Work. Innovation Series.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The Education for All: Making It Work series is a major international interagency program designed to collect, analyze, and promote successful basic education projects in the least developed and developing countries. This project report describes the innovative work being undertaken in adolescent girls' camps in Lok Jumbish (Rajasthan, India). Rajasthan, the second largest state in India, symbolizes India's hot, arid zone. More than 51 million people reside there in a complex society, still largely feudal, with various types of communities and a population density of 129 persons per square kilometer. The situation of women is especially difficult. Rajasthan has a live and rich culture. Lok Jumbish (LJ) started in 1992; Lok means "people" and Jumbish means "movement." This is the essence of the approach to education. LJ works at several levels and directions, but the core philosophy is mobilization of the community for education. Women's development, teacher training, construction of school buildings, development of textbooks, health and awareness programs, and highly motivated personnel are the characteristics of the approach. LJ works closely with nongovernmental organizations (NGO) both at the national and state levels. The report is divided into nine sections: (1) "Rajasthan The Land and the People"; (2) "Lok Jumbish's Approach to Education"; (3) "Searching for Directions"; (4) "Planning and the Community"; (5) "Training and Academic Inputs"; (6) "Functioning of the Camps"; (7) "Learning to Learn"; (8) "Follow-Up"; and (9) "Social Impact." (BT)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Community Involvement, Educational Innovation, Females, Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Program Descriptions
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO PROAP, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 Thailand. Fax: 66-2-391-0866; Web site: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/aceid/makeitwork.htm/. For full text: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/aceid/takeflight.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: India