A collaboration between Keystone Foundation, Kotagiri and Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
12 students graduated from NFLC yesterday from Cornell, USA along with five from Adivasi communities of Irula and Kurumba in Nilgiris. Collector P. Shankar, IAS gave the certificates to the first batch and heard presentations from students on: Infant feeding, exploring Kurumba health perspectives, dietary diversity, forest rights act and waste and water.
NFLC is a 15 weeks spring semester course where Cornell and Indigenous students undertake an unique journey of transformative education through practice, classes, field visits. Designed to create in a multi-cultural setting: international, national approaches, interactions create possibilities of fresh, new insights and local, global perspectives.