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January 28, 2021 Thursday 11:09:45 AM IST

Child Artisans of Nagaland

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The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has laid emphasis on vocationalisation of education at Middle school level onwards which has been welcomed by educational stakeholders. It is seen as ideal for developing various skills as well as self employment and entrepreneurship. St Christopher School in Chessore,which is situated in a remote rural area 10 hours drive from capital city of Kohima has already set a trend in this regard by encouraging children to make artistic and useful products. "Every year, we are given opportunity in our school to demonstrate our hidden talents such as making fruit baskets, paper trays, brooms, flower vases etc using locally available resources such as wood, cane and bamboo," according to Yankiumong Class VIII student.  The place abounds in such natural resources which are used by the parents to make fencing, water channels, basket making and even for storing water. "But much of the natural resources goes waste because we do not have proper roads to move such finished products across to outside markets," Tsulunla, Class VI student said. The students expressed happiness as their school management was giving opportunity to explore their talents. At the same time they expected the State Government to recognize the challenges faced by this remotely located school and provide support.