GlobeMed at Boston College partners with CORD in Tamil Nadu, India to support sustainable development through self-empowerment processes.
GlobeMed at Boston College + CORD
GlobeMed at Boston College | Boston, Massachusetts
Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD) | Tamil Nadu, India
“Working with students provides us with an opportunity to open the minds and shape the next generation of leaders. We expect it to be a two-way street with us providing exposure to the students about harsh realities in the developing world and the approaches used to resolve issues. ”
– Subha Pathial, CORD USA
In rural settings, gender discrimination often forces young girls to remain at home and help their mothers take care of their younger siblings.
About the Partnership
CORD works to facilitate integrated, sustainable social help programs in local communities through processes of self-empowerment and enrichment. A typical Indian village faces several social and economic issues, all of which are connected and cannot be handled in isolation. CORD’s strength and success in alleviating these issues has been due to its coalition with villagers, where there is cooperative eﬀort to organize, build, and ﬁnd relevant solutions to personal, familial, and communal concerns. GlobeMed at Boston College looks forward to kicking off project design and fundraising with CORD when their partnership launches in Fall 2013.
GlobeMed at Boston College and CORD will jointly design a project, mobilize funds, and begin implementation in the 2013-2014 academic year.
GlobeMed at Boston College and CORD’s impact will be assessed once a project is identified and implemented in the 2013-2014 academic year.