TAMIL NADU

Students from the U.S. and Irula tribe attend 15-week course

As many as 15 students including those from the U.S. and Irula and Kurumba tribal communities completed a 15-week course at The Nilgiris Field Learing Centre.- Photo: Special Arrangement

As many as 15 students including those from the U.S. and Irula and Kurumba tribal communities completed a 15-week course at The Nilgiris Field Learing Centre.- Photo: Special Arrangement  

As many as seven students from Cornell in USA along with five from Irula and Kurumba tribal communities graduated after a 15-week long course from the Nilgiris Field Training Centre (NLFC).

NFLC is a joint initiative between Keystone Foundation, Kotagiri and Cornell University, Ithaca, U.S.

District Collector P. Shankar gave away the certificates to the first batch and heard presentations from students on: infant feeding, exploring Kurumba health perspectives, dietary diversity, forest rights act, and water.

NFLC is a 15-week spring semester course where Cornell and indigenous students undertake a unique journey of transformative education through practice, classes, and field visits.

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