Build Bridges for Health, Education & Hope - Nepal

by VillageTech Solutions (VTS)
Vetted
Nov 27, 2013

What does your gift mean to a village child?

The river and the WireBridge
The river and the WireBridge

In two weeks the Museum of Science in Boston will complete a short video about the summer 2013 upgrade of a WireBridge in Nepal. As we reported last time, a remarkable series of events caused this village's WireBridge to be repaired:

  1. in 2003 TheTech awarded the Economic Development prize to EcoSystems for the WireBridges
  2. so this project came to the attention of the Museum of Science who
  3. proposed an Engineering is Elementary learning module about building 'TarPul' in Nepal, so then
  4. in 2013 a 4th grade class in Northglenn, CO studied WireBridge construction and decided
  5. to have a fundraiser to build another bridge, and sent $426 to VillageTech, which
  6. was supplemented by a grant from the Woodside/Portola Valley Rotary club, permitting
  7. a team to go to a rural village in mid-monsoon and fix their bridge, all of this captured on video which
  8. the MoS has now edited into an engaging video, narrated by two village children.

And it is no surprise that what these gifts brought to these children was ... 'health, education, and hope'. In the next report we will post a link to this beautiful video. For now, here is the trail to school--and the river now bridged:

Drawing materials for students
Drawing materials for students
homemade map: home, trail, bridge and school
homemade map: home, trail, bridge and school
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VillageTech Solutions (VTS)

Location: Menlo Park, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.villagetechsolutions.org
Project Leader:
David Sowerwine
Managing Director
Menlo Park, California United States

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