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India Expedition 2016

Posted On: 15/12/15

In July 2016, 12 students from the academy will leave for Spiti Valley, Northern India, which is close to the Tibetan border. They will undertake a tough building project working at altitude. They will build a solar heated Geyser (water heater), in a remote Himalaya village.

The aim of the project is to encourage the local community to use sustainable energy to heat water. Spiti valley is a glacial valley with no forests, and therefore wood has to be imported to burn on fires for cooking and heating. This area suffers long hard winters and for the best part of 6 months under snow and cut off from the outside world. Last Summer a team of 10 students built a greenhouse and it made such a difference to the life of the village.

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