Electrical-engineering grad students Emmett and Michael have traveled to South Sudan during their winter break to help their friend, fellow USD alum and VHSS field manager Mou Riiny, with the solar-power installation at Thiou Village School. (All three did their undergrad work at USD; Emmett is now a grad student at UC Santa Barbara and Michael is a grad student at U Wisconsin – Madison.) T.hey traveled with director Ron Moulton from Juba to Rumbek, and then they all went the hard way, by ground transportation, to Thiou. They found hospitality with Veterinarians without Borders, whose compound is close to the village. And then they went to work!
We plan to have photos of the installation itself very soon. And look for updates on the team’s blog, Engineering a Brighter Sudan.