Chhattisgarh is among the most backward States in India in terms of primary education. Students don't learn well as teachers themselves are not trained and motivated well. This is causing rampant absenteeism among both teachers and students in school, especially in the interior tribal villages. Existing bodies for primary school teacher training are insufficient in terms of quality and quantity of need, and they need supplementary resources. Encouragement to girls is also very much needed.
The project,"DNS Teacher Training College" is located within the District Institute of Education and Training, Koriya, Chhatisgarh. Through part-funding by the Chhattisgarh Government, HPPI has initiated quality training there through good trainers.
Local educated youth - 75 boys and girls - trained as teachers will deliver quality education to the children in the rural areas, for years to come, which is so much needed for a good development in Indian villages, especially in the tribal belt.