USD meets Thiou village

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!

University of San Diego electrical-engineering grad students travel to South Sudan to install solar energy at Thiou Village School

University of San Diego electrical-engineering grad students travel to South Sudan to install solar energy at Thiou Village School

We plan to have photos of the installation itself very soon. And look for updates on the team’s blog, Engineering a Brighter Sudan.

 

 

Michael, Emmett, and Mou have their USD reunion in a bumpy ride to Mou's village in SouthS udan.

Emmett,  Michael, and Mou have their USD reunion in a bumpy ride to Mou’s village in South Sudan.

 

USD electrical engineering students in South Sudan

The guys enjoy dinner with others at the at the compound of Veternaire Sans Frontiers, walking distance from Thiou Village.