EDUCATION COMPLEX FOR TRIBALS GIRLS::

The Government of India is supporting SEED for the implementation of educational complex for tribal girls named as SEED Kanyashram. It has a special focus on female literacy, a targeted scheme of strengthening education among Scheduled Tribe girls in the district. This Educational complex for primitive (Koya) tribal girl is run by SEED at S.Tandapalliof Korukonda Block, Malkangiri since 1998. This Kanyashram is imparting education to girl students from class-I to Class- V. Total enrolment in school duringthe year 2019-20 is140. Main objective of running the Educational Complex for Tribal Girls is to increase women literacy in Malkangiri district.

The teachers use different innovative and joyful teaching leaning methods to create enthusiasm amongst the children. Through this the students learn & enhance the mental ability and aptitude. The children are taught in a joyful environment, through song, dance, storytelling, games and usage of various teaching & learning materials. The children are provided with free accommodation, food, Beds, uniforms, winter clothes, soap, oil, study materials of note books, pen, pencil, erasers,toys,incentives and pocket money. Health check-up of the students are conducted fortnightlyand medicines are provided to sick students. Vocational training of tailoring, kitchen gardening and siliculture are also imparted to students with practical work. At SEED Kanyashram girls are encouraged playing volley ball, badminton, skipping rope etc..Bi-cycles are also available for studentís practice on cycling. In addition to this, merry go round, sand pit, Sliding, and see saw equipment are fixed within campus for studentís amusement. The educational complex conducts half-yearly and annual examinations, sport competition, annual function, cultural meet, picnic excursion and different co-curricular activities like dancing, painting, and indoor and outdoor game etc. They celebrate different seasonal festivals like: New Year, Republic Day, Saraswati puja, Ganesh Puja,Holi , Diwali and other celebrations as per the calendar. National days like Gandhi Jayanti, Chilldren's Day, Teacherís Day, Independence Day and Republic Day are observed within the complex by flag hoisting, flag match, speeches, competitions etc.

Mothersí meetings and parents-teachers meeting are conducted to appraise the parents about performance of their children and to invite their suggestion for further improvement of education program.
'YOGA', is taught to students weekly once as a measure to bring mental peace, attention span, concentration and increased remembrance and above all to lead a healthy life.

The teachers orient the adolescent girls on life skill education. They demonstrate on personal cleanliness specifically menstrual hygiene, use of sanitary napkins and its disposal etc. Practice of regular hand washing, cleanliness of surrounding etc. are also inculcated as habit among students.

DISTRICT-LEVEL CULTURAL EVENT

The students perform group dance in the District Fete namely Malyabanta Mohotsava. The Group Dance performance gets high appreciation from the District Committee. (IV-V students who participated in the Group Dance)



ANNUAL CULTURAL & SPORTS EVENT

The students participate in the district level cultural meet among other tribal students of the district. During 2010, out of ten dance performing groups, SEED Kanyashram team secured 1st prize from District Administration. The District Administration had recommended students of SEED Kanyashram to perform in state level cultural programme on14th Feb 2013. On 15th February 2014 6 students attended toy making, coir materials, drawing, painting etc. training at Bhubaneswar.
On 6th March 2016 a district level talent show ďRain BowĒ was organized by District Child Protection Unit, Malkangiri. 12 students from SEED Kanyashram participated in the programme.

KITCHEN GARDEN AND FISH FARMING ACTIVITIES

During the rainy and winter seasons, children engage in kitchen garden activities like planting green leafy vegetables, brinjal, cabbages, cauliflower, chilli, tomato, and pumpkin. A lemon garden is also grown inside campus. Besides these, students have also planted seasonal flowers in the campus. The campus looks clean and green.


FISH FARMING

Fish farming activities are done in the pond available inside campus. The students relish on the caught fish periodically.




PRACTICING MEIKIRCH MODEL:

The students practices yoga and different physical exercise training and some social useful productive work (SUPW), which helps promote general health. Students use sanitary latrines, mosquitoes net and shoes as mandatory and other work practices like doing some kitchen garden activities in the school premises. Besides these the students adopt the following:

1- Peer leaders as health educators.
2- Linkages with out of school children (when the girls children going to home during holidays).
3- Health cabinets (one student elected from students as health minister) guide and inform to School authority about any studentís illness etc.

EXCURSIONS AND PICNIC

Every year students visit nearby important places like dam, reservoir, temple, park and water fall and organise picnic. They enjoy with boating, visiting the park, and enjoy group dances and relish on the food served. Students had visited Jaduguda (about 35 km away from SEED Kanysahram). The place is famous for its beautiful surrounding, hills, mountains, caves, parks, forest and Shiva Temple. During the picnic and excursion all the students enjoyed food, visited Shiva temple and beautiful parks. This one day out from campus rejuvenates the students and new teachers with new spirit.
Students had visited Jaduguda (about 35 km away from SEED Kanysahram). The place is famous for its beautiful surrounding, hills, mountains, caves, parks, forest and Shiva Temple. During the picnic and excursion all the students enjoyed food, visited Shiva temple and beautiful parks. This one day out from campus rejuvenates the students and new teachers with new spirit.

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOSTEL BUILDING

Looking into safety of the students as well as to provide better accommodation, SEED added infrastructure to the existing unit. With the support of Marr Munning Trust UK and M.A.P, David Hadida and Total Foundation (all from France) construction of new hostel building was made. The newly constructed hostel building was inaugurated on 29th December 2015 and students started using it from January 2016 onwards. This building with an area of 4500 sq feet has been constructed with RCC roof, iron door and Windows, with electricity and adequate ventilation.

OLD STUDENTíS MEET

Old students meet was organized during January2017. SEED invited old students to the campus and felicitated the min a cultural event with modest reception and refreshment. The complex was started in the year 1998, many of the pass out students are now continuing higher studies in different schools and colleges. Some of the students are employed as Integrated Child Development Scheme Facilitator, School Teachers, ASHA Workers and other gainful occupations in the district. As a result attitude towards tribal girlís Ďeducation has been changed in the area.