Folklore Foundation has collected more than 5000 folktales from the children and the story tellers from different cultural region of Odisha and has documented it. The purpose of this documentation is to create a school community linkage and bring solidarity among the parents and teachers and schools to promote community knowledge. The thematic areas like eco – literacy, creativity and cognition, visual pedagogy and nature study through folktales , story map ,story chart etc have been adopted to sensitize the community and school children to explore that knowledge emerges from experience. Children’s experiential learning is documented as expressive tradition.
Documentation of oral tradition from the endangered tribal communities of Odisha is the prime objective of Folklore Foundation. In the first instance, FF has taken the pilot study on documentation of fast vanishing oral tradition of Paharia communities of Odisha.