The Tribal community portals developed by the Pyara Kerketta Foundation (PKF) is focused on issues related to Jharkhand tribal life, population, history, culture, politics and community efforts. The community portals like kharia.in stresses a lot on making the tribal languages and their rights protected, alive and promoted at all levels including advocacy and policy. In this the Internet is used very effectively to popularize the culture of the tribals in Jharkhand. Through websites like Kharia.in and at least four more websites, PKF has put in content on the web in the same script as that of specific Tribal groups.
By using digital media very effectively to achieve the same, Pyara Kerketta Foundation is doing a pioneering job in bringing the indigenous communities and their culture, ideas, practices to the forefront. . By developing web portals exclusively for the tribal groups in Jharkhand, PKF is facilitating online websites to discuss, advocate and popularize the issues of tribal culture at large. This way the pioneering words and deeds of the late Pyara Kerketta, the great educationist, social reformer, political activist and pioneer in cultural movement, is being preserved.
The goal is to provide excellent range of internet resources; as custom, tradition, culture, ethics, history, language, literature, news and more... of our Kurukh Community and to safeguard , to enable communication between people of the community and to enhance the quality of social life by helping to ensure deepen ties between ourselves in all over world. The truth for the betterment of ourselves and our children, ensuring that future generations remain Kurukh. The project is developing kurukh fonts and software resources to enhance our Kurukh Language. It devotes a great deal of our time and money developing, maintaining and updating this website.
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Tribal groups and aborigine communities are in danger world wide of being vanishing culturally, linguistically, economically and politically. Taking a serious note of Jharkhand in India Pyara Kerketta Foundation is attempting hard to protect the culture, languages and rights of the tribal groups in the state.
The formation of "KurukhWorld Yahoo Group" in July 9, 2006 was the spontaneous response of Kurukhs, who live different places and work different type of jobs in whole over world; sought to have an own website to safeguard, serve and enhance the interests of the Kurukh Community.
Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) is an initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) & National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) to function as an ‘Online repository’ of best digital contents for development in India and South Asia.
With the incoming of new technology in ICT and digital content technology along with various technology delivery platforms, a lot many interventions in digital content have been taking place in South Asia. Interventions are visible in all major areas – Education, Learning, Health, Governance, Entertainment, Localization, Commerce, Culture, Environment, Tourism, Infrastructure and so on. Creation of digital content, its deployment, service delivery and usage has increased each day.
While these developments are taking place, it is equally critical to have these interventions and practices shared, exchanged, and deployable from one place to another. For this to happen, one needs to have a resource bank available for learning, sharing and replication. Digital Knowledge Centre works as such a platform in audio-visual documentation format, which provides solutions to many of our social, economic, cultural and governance challenges.