The philosophy of the school of the Soliga people (Karnataka, India) is that education is aimed at spontaneous blossoming of child's personality with an attitude of service and pride and confidence in their culture. They expect to work for the community in due course. The curriculum covers all normal subjects at the national standard, but many things beside: herbal gardening, value education, especially with regard to tribal values, and encouragement of tribal culture. Information about tribal folklores, songs and tribal culture has been compiled into a course on environmental studies. One 12 year old Soliga boy was found to be able to identify 260 different species of forest leaves.