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The 12-Year-Old Who Brought Education to His Community

The 12-Year-Old Who Brought Education to His Community

Apr 29, 2018-- Life is often difficult for children of poor or outcast communities in India. They may not be afforded the same opportunities as those from more mainstream groups, and so often become wary out outsiders, even if they mean well. But there are people in these communities who are willing to take a risk to find a better way of life for themselves and those around them. The Narikurava are one of these communities; an indigenous group known for their hunting skills, they became stigmatized under The Criminal Tribes Act of 1871, introduced by the British. Although India has since gained independence, and the Act was repealed in 1949, many groups like the Narikurava still battle stigma and bigotry daily. However, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, one boy is working to bring education and opportunity to his community. (5436 reads)


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