The current generation of artisans - the few that are still practising, are quite weary of the craft and are only doing it for sustenance. The younger generation is strongly dissuaded from touching the craft. They are encouraged to educate themselves and move onto greener pastures.
If the younger Medhars are brought into contact with the craft and its processes at an earlier stage, they are enabling themselves to think with their hands, like their parents did.
They would have an understanding of the craft and material; and a more active approach to the craft (rather than the dismissive take their parents currently have) and they can take the craft forward in the way they wish to. They already possess empathy, and attaining education would help with decisions pertaining to the craft, for instance with finance, marketing, product development or even with growing their own bamboo.
This would empower them to take the craft forward on their own terms.