By Muriel Kakani
Annadhana Project
In traditional communities, children have
always learned naturally from their
grandparents, parents or elder siblings by
a...
While helping with daily tasks of sowing, harvesting,
hunting, food gathering, thatching, attending cattle and so
on, the ...
 BIODIVERSITY
 ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
 AGRICULTURE
 WATER CONSERVATION
 HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
 CRAFTS
UNFORTUNATELY, when children go to
school, it takes away much of the time
they would have otherwise spent in
gaining valua...
With the new generation getting educated in
modern schools that follow a universal curriculum
that is essentially divorced...
Traditional ecological knowledge is
today on the verge of getting lost
forever. It is surviving only in the
memory of the ...
It is therefore of utmost importance to make children
aware of the significance and relevance of traditional
practices and...
To preserve Traditional Knowledge and
create a sustainable world, we have to
make sure that the new generation, the
next p...
It is with that objective that
Annadhana Book Project
presents:
Reviving India’s Traditional
Knowledge and Wisdom.
Giving ...
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In traditional communities, children have always learned naturally from their grandparents, or parents by accompanying them to the market, to the jungle, to the river, or to the fields.

While helping with daily tasks of sowing, harvesting, hunting, food gathering, thatching, attending cattle and so on, the community’ s traditional knowledge is passed on. That is also EDUCATION!!

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Children, keepers of traditional knowledge and biodiversity

  1. 1. By Muriel Kakani Annadhana Project
  2. 2. In traditional communities, children have always learned naturally from their grandparents, parents or elder siblings by accompanying them to the market, to the jungle, to the river, or to the fields.
  3. 3. While helping with daily tasks of sowing, harvesting, hunting, food gathering, thatching, attending cattle and so on, the community’ s traditional knowledge is passed on. That is also EDUCATION!! Within the community, children acquire important EXPERTISE, KNOW-HOW ABOUT:
  4. 4.  BIODIVERSITY
  5. 5.  ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
  6. 6.  AGRICULTURE
  7. 7.  WATER CONSERVATION
  8. 8.  HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
  9. 9.  CRAFTS
  10. 10. UNFORTUNATELY, when children go to school, it takes away much of the time they would have otherwise spent in gaining valuable knowledge and useful skills for living a sustainable life...
  11. 11. With the new generation getting educated in modern schools that follow a universal curriculum that is essentially divorced, disconnected from life, children are getting isolated from their land-based cultures and from nature… With the spread of Western development and modern education, we are erasing centuries of accumulated knowledge.
  12. 12. Traditional ecological knowledge is today on the verge of getting lost forever. It is surviving only in the memory of the elders.
  13. 13. It is therefore of utmost importance to make children aware of the significance and relevance of traditional practices and skills and thereby, instill a sense of pride and confidence about it. Traditional Knowledge isn’t primitive!! Indigenous knowledge is the answer to many environmental problems the world is facing today. Scientists and environmentalists… are increasingly recognizing indigenous people's traditional ecological knowledge as a potential source of ideas for new models of environmental conservation and sustainable development. Preserving indigenous knowledge is therefore necessary and absolutely essential for survival of the planet.
  14. 14. To preserve Traditional Knowledge and create a sustainable world, we have to make sure that the new generation, the next potential keepers of Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity, take pride in the traditional know-how and skills inherited from their elders.
  15. 15. It is with that objective that Annadhana Book Project presents: Reviving India’s Traditional Knowledge and Wisdom. Giving voice to the wisdom of India’s traditional people by encouraging their children to write and publish their own environmental stories.
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