Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 27 | August 2018


The most recent book written by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, a trained medical doctor who has lived and worked with the tribal communities of Mysore District since thirty years, a leading policy thinker and advocate and development activist, Founder and Chairman of GRAAM, titled “Voices From The Grassroots” is on the unheeded stories of silent grassroot tribal communities…

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Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Workshop

GRAAM, in association with Cornell University, USA, conducted a sixteen-day Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Workshop at ISEC Bengaluru from 3rd July 2018 to 18th July 2018. The workshop was intended to build capacities in understanding the process and methods of evidence-based policy analysis and program evaluation and strengthen the notion of evidence-based policy advocacy.Read more>>

State Level Teachers’ Experiential Research Conference

GRAAM organized a 2-day convention of “First State Level Teachers Experiential Research Conference” from May 25 to 26, 2018 at Mysuru. The conference was supported by the Department of Public Instruction, Government of Karnataka and witnessed the participation of around 70 delegates from all districts of Karnataka. Read more>>

Summer Camps in Government Schools

Between the end of one academic year and the starting of another academic year is a long break. And yes, it’s summer when the Sun glares in its full form. Twenty years back, children were usually sent to their grandparents’ house, but these days, the parents opt for ‘summer camps’, camps that teach new skills along with building self-confidence and social skills and providing a safe environment. However, you need to pay to access the facilities of such camps, and thus these are inaccessible for children belonging to the poor economic groups.
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Just Play. Have Fun. Enjoy the Game.

-A Note on Sugamya Shiksha’s Kreedotsava

Physical education is an important yardstick and also an integral part of education in any country at any point of time. Realizing that, within a year after independence, the Government of India established a committee in 1948 known as the Tara Chand Committee to improve the status of physical education in the country. Based on the report of the committee, a Central Advisory Board of Physical Education and Recreation was set up in the year 1950 to advise the government on various issues relating to physical education. Read more>>

Building New Partnerships And Networks

GRAAM signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a period of five years with Mauritius Society Renewal (MSR), a public policy thinktank actively engaged in advocacy and policy change for democratic consolidation based in Mauritius. Based on mutual agreement, the MoU is intended to (a) facilitate exchange of faculty and students in the areas of mutual interest, (b) exchange information, publications, training materials etc. and (c) undertake collaborative research and development through appropriate technology transfer agreements based on necessary approvals.

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