In the summer of 2013, the Nepal Team's founder Harrison attended the Engineering in Developing Communities study abroad program in Nepal through Technion University. The students studied international development at Kathmandu University and were given the chance to put their new knowledge to use at the end of the program. Harrison's group was assigned the village of Khanalthok, Nepal. Unfortunately, the program had no way of following through on the development after the summer ended and the students returned to their respective universities. After getting to know the community, Harrison knew he had to come back and do something. The Nepal Project was imagined and a team was put together with the help of the 2013-2014 president of the UF Engineers Without Borders chapter.
It's crazy to think that in the summer of 2013 this team was only a dream.
Now, we have built a team, waded through paperwork, visited the village, and completed an assessment only to find ourselves wading through even more paperwork. We are excited to start imagining the ways we can help the community.
Follow the blog to keep up with the project, meet the team, and learn a little about the beautiful country of Nepal.