Four engineering students off to Nepal
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, News
Published : 4 June 2018
Aubin, François, Jérémy, and Thibaud—engineering students at Grenoble and Bordeaux Institutes of Technology’s Phelma, Ense3, and ENSEIRB-Matmeca schools—have just booked their flights to Katmandu, where they will arrive on September 12. They are taking a gap year, which they will devote to an outdoor sports and community outreach project they have named “Four Hundred Leagues under the Earth.”
They will spend three months hiking across Nepal from east to west, covering some 1,500 kilometers and crossing four mountain passes at altitudes of more than 5,000 meters! They will then settle in at a school near Katmandu, where they will volunteer as science teachers for 200 at-risk children. Their lesson plans include workshops on computers and building a micro hydropower plant.