Here is how Kerala’s new scheme for tribal students is changing lives

Nine months ago, the Kerala government launched a scheme to curb drop-out rates and help young qualified tribals find employment. It placed one “gothra bandhu”, or tribal mentor, in each of the 241 government and aided schools in Wayanad district, where Scheduled Tribes form 18.5 per cent of the population of 8,17,420, the highest in the state. Here’s how this scheme is changing lives in more ways than one.

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