World’s largest residential school plays a positive role – researcher


Morning assembly at KISS. Photo (c) Pulitzer Center.

I’m amazed to learn that 22,500 students attend a single residential school for indigenous children, in eastern India.

Anthropologist Christine Finnan spent six months at the Kalinga Institute for Social Sciences and as you’ll read, she was extremely conscious of the history of residential schools in places like Canada and the US when she started her research. 

After reading this article, I’m cautiously optimistic that, overall, the school — which does not try to separate the children from their families and cultures — has as a positive impact on its student lives.

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