Dealing with the tribal girls requires a sensitive approach since we deal with fragile communities. Policies of mass education will fail, if their needs and backgrounds are not addressed. Therefore our teaching methods radically differ from the regular, timetable driven, classroom confined, academic achievement oriented schooling that is prevalent in the present society.

Through experiential learning, Kedi mentors try to prepare autonomous learners and life-learners. Girls learn personal responsibility, financial independence and community living. A systemic and sustained development of attitude and aptitude towards learning is encouraged.

Our teachers-mentors have developed state of the art pedagogic methods and strategies of learner’s evaluation. This enables mentors to help girls enhance their thinking capacity, creativity and expressive abilities. Mentors offer interactive, experiential methodology and design unique, need based curriculum to augment the prescribed textbooks.

The personal needs of a learner are also taken care of by implementing both accelerated learning and remedial learning.

The High-school graduation program leads to certification up to class XII. All the 10th and 12th standard students appear for the final State School Board’s Examinations, to ensure that Kedi students are prepared to enter and excel at the University level.

Training and Exposure for Mentors

Any place of learning has to adhere to the basic tenets of proficient faculty, willing learner, discipline, ambience and amenities. Yet the indispensable requirement for any such place should be flexibility to learn at one's own pace and time.

Today when the tribals are connected with the world through the cable television and mobile network, it is imperative that they are equipped to comprehend, process, discern, analyze and apply the information and propaganda that is so easily available.

Both Mentors and Learners practice innovative, collaborative, flexible and interactive methods which give learners a wide spectrum of individual and group activities like designing games to understand concepts, research oriented projects, presentations using technology and local environment.

Over the period of time, Kedi has charted its own path. Our study module evolves from time to time through experiences as we interact with learners.

Vocational Competence

Kedi tries to develop skills that lead to economic independence which allow the girls that are first generation learners to assert their rights amidst regressive and extant patriarchal mores.

It is mandatory for Kedi students to undergo vocational trainings like: Preparing artefacts like bags, envelopes etc., using indigenous Warli art and locally available material like bamboo. Organic Farming, Animal Husbandry and Milk Products. Developing Marketing skills to expand their customer base. Embroidery, Cutting and Stitching skills are mandatory to learn for each student for making bed, table linens and clothing.

We have collaboration with local vocational institutes that further develops them for higher professional skills to work in various fields of career.