Tribal Youth Awareness Workshop
The sole objective of the tribal youth program is to enlighten them on multi-fold aspects like self-realization from a deeper sense, create a meaningful identity among them, internalize the community issue & challenges, issues with which youth is fighting with, keep them better informed of their rights, make them more productive, engage them in leadership, social, economic, educational and advocacy in the overall development process and to show them a broader vision of mainstreaming the local Tribal Community in the National perspective. The workshop largely also aims at reducing poverty and generating employment avenues among the tribal families where-in these well-groomed, Trained, educated, motivated and awakened tribal youth would play key roles.
Participatory approaches to learning were found to be active approaches that encouraged the audiences to think for themselves. Participants actively contributed to internalizing, understanding and learning, rather than passively receiving information from the Resource Persons. The overall program
approach encouraged participants to freely share information, revealed fear-anxieties-their inner core and learned from each other, and brain-stormed together to solve common problems. They learn how to work together in a
group. They also gained experience in using the activities and visual tools to do their own fieldwork at the communities. The small group activity encouraged group members to share information, ideas, concerns, knowledge and support learning in a group. The methodology helped everyone to communicate effectively. The tools and the group facilitation process helped managing group dynamics, held-fast the work practical and relevant invited the other shy-members of the particular group to take control of the learning and sharing process. The entire process ensured that everyone almost got an equal opportunity to participate.