collection of multigrade, multi-level cards called 'School in
a Box' is now available in Telugu, a dialect variant of Telugu
used in the tribal belt of A.P., Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and
Kannada. RIVER has designed and published the Telugu and Hindi
kits, and assisted in the design of materials in Tamil, Malayalam
RIVER's next project is to support a group of resource persons
from southern Ethiopia to create a 'School in a Box' in their
Afar Oromo language.
The systematized process of "trans-creation" requires
a team of resource persons - educators, storytellers, writers,
and illustrators - to work in tandem with the RIVER team. These
recourse persons ideally are people who are steeped in the
culture of their language and who can build upon this rich
background to create songs and stories for children.
We offer a variety of programmes for agencies that wish to
learn about the Multi-grade, multi-level schools:
One-day exposure visits acquaint visitors with an overall
sense of the programme.
Three-day workshops for administrators provide insights into
organizational structure and working of the programme
Fifteen-day workshops for trained teachers give them hands
on training in the multi-grade, multi-level methodology and
orient them in classroom management.
Long-term Designers Workshops are offered for creating multi-grade,
multi-level learning materials in languages other than Telugu.
(More than one such programme may be needed to complete the
For details about cost of participation in workshops please
contact Padmanabha Rao. Email: email@example.com