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Nomadic #school improves children’s lives #education

Nomadic #school improves children’s lives #education

Nomadic school improves children’s lives Send to a Friend Print Five years after she set up a nomadic school in south-eastern Siberia, French anthropologist Alexandra Lavrillier has changed life for many young Evenk people, helping to ensure that their ancestral culture will survive for many generations. Thanks to the nomadic school, largely funded by Lavrillier’s 2006 Rolex Award, 50 children between the ages of 4 and 13 have been able to stay with their families in the taiga for most of the year, unlike previous generations who had to spend month after month at boarding-school. Inside a tent belonging to the nomadic school, pupils gather around their teacher during a lesson. Their education brings together the standard Russian curriculum and traditional Evenk culture. © Rolex / Marc Latzel As the French anthropologist, who pays frequent visits to these hunter-breeders to...

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