Kerala’s ‘Namath Basai’ programme brings tribal children back to school


  • Namath Basai: It is a Kerala government’s unique programme of teaching tribal children in their mother tongue.
  • Implementation: It is implemented by the Samagra Shiksha Kerala (SSK).
  • Significance: The SSK has distributed some 50 laptops exclusively for Namath Basai.Hence,it has succeeded in retaining hundreds of tribal children in their online classes by making them feel at home with the language of instruction.

Additional Facts:

  • Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan: It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched as an integrated scheme for school education extending from pre-school to class XII to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education.