Report by Mr Michael Thomas:
The theme of the Conference was Sustainable Development and the students were soon involved in fun, hands-on practical workshops such as designing a small-scale stove from clay that eliminated pollution from wood smoke and creating solar light using empty plastic bottles.
The students, inspired by the passion of the NGO Good Earth Nepal organisation, soon got their hands dirty again making walls using earth bag technology as a way of facilitating low-cost housing that can be built in a surprisingly short period of time. The afternoon of the same day saw all the students hiking up the nearby Kathmandu valley to savour some truly spectacular views.
Mr Thomas' full report on the conference will be published in the May issue of Connect magazine.