KCLAS signed a MOU with Keystone Foundation

Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science (KCLAS) Coimbatore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Key Stone Foundation, Coimbatore for training students, Internship, Projects, and learning Social Entrepreneurship. The MOU was signed recently at Swami Vivekananda Hall, KCLAS, and is valid for 2 years.

Keystone Foundation (KF), is a public registered charity, registered under the Indian Trusts Act of 1882 with its head office located at Kotagiri, in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, It started by looking at ways to understand and support the lives of indigenous communities, in particular, honey hunters and beekeepers and gradually diversified looking at their issues of shelter, homestead farms, markets, health, and access to rights.

Pratim Roy, Founder Director of Keystone Foundation, and Dr Vijila Edwin Kennedy, Principal, Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science mutually exchanged the MOU and the faculty and students of KCLAS   and Senior officials of Keystone Foundation have witnessed the event. Dr N Balu, Deputy Dean of, School of Management has coordinated the MOU along with Faculty from the School of Management. The MOU will benefit the students in training programmes and undertaking short courses in social entrepreneurship, involving in community engagement, and social emotional learning. The MOU will encourage joint research projects, research collaboration, and partnership for cooperative efforts of grants available for academic assistance.

Dr Vijila Edwin Kennedy, Principal of KCLAS has presided over the MOU signing ceremony and Pratim Roy, Founder Director, Key stone foundation has briefed about the functioning of Key stone foundation and shared the significance of the MOU. After the exchange of MOU, the team from Keystone foundation, Sarasasmeeta and Vinitha Murugesan, Admin-Senior Programme Coordinators had an interactive session on Exploring sustainable future- The impact of field based learning on conservation, enterprise and livelihood. The session by Keystone Foundation on & “Make a real difference in life” with the panalists Pratim Roy, Sarasasmeeta and Vineeta Murugesan who have enlightened us on the lives of the indigenous community of the Nilgiris. The session made us ponder upon how important giving back to the society and community is. Curious minds with extravagant knowledge about how they empower and educate the bee harvestors about the modern technological advancements. Dr.Preetha R and Dr.Nandhini Devi N, faculty from the School of Management have made all the arrangements and coordinated the MOU signing ceremony.