From April to September 2018, the Crest Internship brought undergraduate students from the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Toronto University, Canada to the Centre for Research and Social Transformation (CREST) in Kerala, India. There were two batches of intern teams: from May to late June, Yasmine Hassen and Tamsyn Riddle, and from July to late August, Mayadevi Murthy and Eilish Sibalis. CREST provides skills training for Dalit (former untouchable) and Adivasi (tribal) youth who continue to suffer from stigma and social exclusion, despite a legal regime that endeavours to protect them. The trainees at CREST have graduated from state universities yet face discrimination when they seek jobs in the private sector, especially prestigious jobs in multinationals. The goal of CREST is to enable trainees to compete with job applicants from more privileged backgrounds and overcome the prejudice that still impedes their social mobility and full participation in India’s modern economic sectors. For more information, click on the links in the pull-down menu.
Click on the link below to read the most recent CREST News Bulletin, which features the latest news from the Centre for Research and Education for Social Transformation located in Kerala, India. crest-bulletin-22-may-august-2016 Continue reading →