Nepal 2.0: Hartford to the Himalayas

04.08.2016
Workforce


How students at Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology brought electricity to two remote villages in Nepal.
Designed and built by the students, the hybrid wind and solar systems were transported more than 11,000 miles–by trucks, planes, and yaks–to the Himalayan villages of Namdo and Karang.
This is the academy’s second Nepal project, after a team of eight students designed and built a solar/wind turbine in 2013 that now powers a school and a birthing center in Saldang.
Both projects were made possible with support from the Hartford-based Werth Family Foundation and a number of Connecticut corporations.
As a National Academy Foundation (NAF) school, the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology provides students with work-based learning experiences.
CBIA’s Education and Workforce Partnership works with the school to provide those opportunities, and the Nepal projects represent how students gain that experience.
The school is sponsored by United Technologies Corp.

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