10 things we learned about Chembakolli from the Adivasi | ActionAid UK

Daniel Wardle

Schools team

Chembakolli village lies in the Nilgiri Hills in southern India. Adivasi people have lived there for centuries, respecting and nurturing the forest, land and soil. Our schools resources about everyday life in Chembakolli are some of the most popular on our site, so we were delighted when Stan, Bindu, Shanthi and Karunakaran visited ActionAid recently to give local children a talk with pictures, games and even magic tricks!

Members of the Adivasi, Just Trading Scotland and ACCORD smile at the end of a long day.
Members of the Adivasi, Just Trading Scotland and ACCORD smile at the end of a long day.

What we learned about Chembakolli

The children came from three primary schools in London and had learned about Chembakolli in the classroom. They were very excited to meet such inspirational people.​

You can download the resources used during this event for free.

At the end of the day, the children wrote and displayed what they had learnt. 

A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned
A student tells us what they learned

More Chembakolli resources

The paid-for Chembakolli resources are half price until September. It includes our 'Ultimate Chembakolli bundle' for just £25. Also included in this set of resources is a great children's game of 'tag' played in Chembakolli called 'Kho Kho’, to get your kids learning, active and outside!

Keep checking our schools site for more updates, activities and resources. Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all of our free school resources.Learn more about Chembakolli here

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