Nepali Village Elder Thanks Hartford Students

03.11.2016
Workforce

After sending three life-changing electrical power systems 11,000 miles away to Nepal, a group of Hartford High School students recently had the joy of receiving a special guest and his thanks from that remote country.
Village elder Thinley Lhondup Lama came to Hartford High’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology (AEGT) to meet some of the young men and women who have blessed his people with the hybrid wind and solar energy systems that have brought electricity for the first time to three Nepali villages.

Julissa Diaz, Sorangelee Trinidad, Thinley Lhondup Lama, Paulo Alcantera-Silva.

Julissa Diaz, Sorangelee Trinidad, Thinley Lhondup Lama, Paulo Alcantera-Silva.

Students were visibly moved by the experience of meeting Thinley, who lit up the school perhaps as much as the power systems they’ve sent to light schools and birthing centers in Nepal.
He gave them white prayer scarves and the message that their work has made a big impact.
“We all are better people now,” said Thinley.
CBIA coordinated the Nepal projects, which have taken place over the past three years and involved dozens of students at the high school.
The projects were made possible with support from the Connecticut-based Werth Family Foundation and many Connecticut companies.
AEGT is a Hartford public school, part of the National Academy Foundation network, and sponsored by United Technologies Corp.

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