Mr. ACHYUT DAS
Mr. Achyut Das is a development activist with a passion for making the most underprivileged tribal communities in remote district of Rayagada - LITERATE. His dream for achieving total literacy for Tribal began in the early 1990s through Agragamee. He has been primarily engaged in people - centric, culturally-sensitive and ecologically-balanced sustainable development of remote tribal communities in Odisha for over three decades. He has been instrumental in ensuring 15000 children belonging to 250 tribal villages learn to read and write and pursue further education. Three schools for tribal girls, called Mukta Gyana Kutir for their further education have been established. The unique pedagogy of teaching developed by him for early intervention helps teachers teach and children to learn in fun and easy ways without stress. As he understands the several issues of poverty, he incorporated his knowledge and experience in the curriculum and teaching, so that children emerge as activists, understanding and responding to the developmental contradictions within their community.