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Boys are seen studying at a hostel run by a missionary group in Jawadhu hills. Children in many tribal villages in Jawadhu hills have to commute long distances to reach their schools. Lack of good roads and transport facilities, houses deep into the forest makes it difficult for children to commute to school. This is particularly difficult for older children in middle and high school as the schools are much further away from their villages. The forest department and private missions, run hostels, where tribal children can stay and attend school. Migration for work is common in the hills. Many parents prefer to enroll their children into hostels set up specially for tribal children, so that their children can continue to study. However, children from the hostels get to visit their homes only once in a few months, on important festive occasions.
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2018 Smitha Tumuluru
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Boys are seen studying at a hostel run by a missionary group in Jawadhu hills. Children in many tribal villages in Jawadhu hills have to commute long distances to reach their schools. Lack of good roads and transport facilities, houses deep into the forest makes it difficult for children to commute to school. This is particularly difficult for older children in middle and high school as the schools are much further away from their villages. The forest department and private missions, run hostels, where tribal children can stay and attend school.  Migration for work is common in the hills. Many parents prefer to enroll their children into hostels set up specially for tribal children, so that their children can continue to study. However, children from the hostels get to visit their homes only once in a few months, on important festive occasions.