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Archive for the ‘School Awareness Camps’ Category

A group of 22 enthusiastic students from a leading school in Bangalore accompanied by 2 committed teachers participated in a Kurumbas art camp held at the Kurumbas village called Vellaricombai.  A group of 5 students  decided to learn the art of natural colour making and attend the camp conducted by our tribal artist and the rest were quick to take on the challenge of trekking further to the rock paintings  [ Read More ]

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Mercy Home Children participate in Camp II

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary December - 19 - 2011 1 Comment

Under its Kurumbas Art Revival Initiative (KARI), the dedicated team from One Earth Foundation held another successful camp for the special children of Mercy Home in Coonoor.   These are very gifted children and we were impressed with their effort and dedication.  Many had put in hours of practice after the first camp and we could see the tremendous improvement in their work.  Well, we were pleased to see Reshma  [ Read More ]

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Revival Camp II – Vellaricombai

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary September - 10 - 2011 0 Comment

Under its Kurumbas Art Revival Initiative (KARI), One Earth Foundation conducted a second art workshop for the tribal children of Vellaricombai village (Kurumbas settlement).  This small hamlet with about 10 huts, can be reached on foot after an hours trek from Mamaram – on the road to Kotagiri. The students showed tremendous interest and there was visible improvement in their drawings from the time they attneded the first camp in  [ Read More ]

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Art Camp for Tribal Children – Kozhithorai

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 30 - 2011 0 Comment

One Earth Foundation team was determined to hold a Kurumba Art Revival Camp for the enthusiastic tribal children in the small village of Kozhithorai – tucked away, below Mammaram (a village on the state highway between Mettupalayam and Kotagiri) and approachable by trek through a coffee plantation and a small patch of ever green forest.  This was a modest village of 8-9 huts. One Earth Foundation had informed the village  [ Read More ]

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KARI Awareness Camp at Halakkarai School – Nilgiris

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 19 - 2011 0 Comment

One Earth Foundation received an over whelming response to its Kurambas Art Camp at the Halakkarai Panchayat Union Middle School.  the camp was held on the 15th of July and 15 students from grades 4th till 8th had signed up.  We had to limit the participation to 8 students and ensured the Head Mistress Ms. Elsi that we will conduct additional camps in the near future.  While the 2 hour  [ Read More ]

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Mumbai Students Group (IBDP) study Tribal Art & Medicine

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 1 - 2011 0 Comment

Our recent Kurumba tribe study group connected excellently with the Tribal residents of Vellaricombai.  Even under rain conditions, the students were enthusiastic to undertake their projects and learn about the history, culture and current challenges of this tribe.  An art workshop was held in the covered small verandah of a tribal hut and our local artist was surprised to see the skills displayed by some of our students.  In subsequent discussions in  [ Read More ]

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KARI Awareness Camp – IBDP students Pune

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 1 - 2011 0 Comment

KARI organized an awareness camp for IB Diploma level students from Pune.  The day started from our Base camp in Coonoor with a 1 hour downhill bus ride to a small hamlet called Mamaram.  The group was met there by our artist who trekked with us through tea gardens and evergreen deciduous forests in the mid ranges of the Nilgiris till we reached a small hamlet with about 10 – 12 huts.  [ Read More ]

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