Report from Dr. Mahabir Pun:

A group of six people from OCI Company Korea arrived on February 7, 2014 and installed 1,200W solar panel for the computer lab in Nangi and 1200 W solar panel for Paudwar school with battery back up. They also had provided 2,200W solar panel for the water pump in Mohare Community Lodge.

Solar panels installed at Himanchal Higher Secondary School, Nangi. Feb. 2014
Installing pump for Mohare Community Lodge. Feb. 2014. Dr. Pun in foreground.

On February 10, we had a group of 14 university students and one professor from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. They were members of Engineers Without Borders.  It was good opportunity for them to learn things from real situation and good support for the villagers as well.

They did different projects and testings in the villages such as – installation of solar powered pump with 150m vertical height for the community lodge in Mohare, installation of a 1 KVA micro hydro generator in Nangi, construction of a solar and fire wood heated vegetable and fruit drying facility, installation of a camera to show the visibility of the area in Mohare that could be useful for the planes flying from Pokhara to Jomsom and testing of a oven for drying handmade papers. They also worked with science teachers to make lists of simple experiments that can be useful for rural high schools.

Drying house. Nangi. Feb. 2014

 

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