Viluthu is a center for human resource development focusing particularly on the HR capacity in the North and the East (www.viluthu.org). When the Education Forum held its first discussion on the proposed new education act, the featured presentations were by the Inter University Federation of Students, but the first presentation by the students about the Crisis in Education generated a lively discussion leaving little time for presenting Viluthu’s work on education reforms.
We will post Viluthu’s recommendations separately but more important is the effort by Viluthu to raise the qualty of education in the Tamil medium. for the last three years they have been publishing a monthly journal aimed at teacher. The journal is sold at Rs: 30 for an annual cost of Rs: 360. The journal is now at break-even point and is apparently used by university students as a resource. The National Institute of Education with its big bucks, big buildings and big staff has not come even close doing even a journal in Sinhala where there is a bigger market. Shame on you.