Cornell University students get to know of tribal way of life

Students from Cornell University teamed up with student leaders from indigenous communities in the Nilgiris, to understand issues such as healthcare, ecology, environmental governance and waste management.

The initiative – the Nilgiris Field Learning Center (NFLC), a collaborative effort between Cornell University and Keystone Foundation in Kotagiri, is an interdisciplinary programme, which took over three years to design, and is aimed at getting students from Cornell to team up with students from local communities to better understand issues concerning local communities, said Neema Kudva, Associate Professor at Cornell University and faculty lead of the NFLC.

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