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PCPM students support sustainable development activities in India

Eight students from Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM), Bailey Smith, Merilyn Skelton, Duyen Nguyen, Daniel Galea, Cassandra Mattiuzzo, John Psihogios, Dane Hensgen, Chris Spezza, Mary Tupou and Christos Paras, are on a visit in India to assist in building an orphanage about 55 kms from Bengaluru.

The non government organisation, Vedike, meaning platform supports orphans with housing, education and life skills.

 
This project is a partnership between Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD) and Vedike Eco Residential School & Global Living and Learning Center which partnered with RMIT and Generate Worldwide in Australia.  Generate Worldwide from Australia assists in linking students with NGOs such as GCSD and supports activities such as WE BUILD. GCSD has been running the WE BUILD program since 2010 and has built many houses, toilets/bathrooms and dormitories with the aim of supporting mostly single/widow women and at-risk children in rural Bengaluru. 
 
Students learn about Indian culture and Indian history, providing the context and leading to some of the present challenges that India faces. They have the opportunity to visit some of the NGO’s earlier beneficiaries and listen to their stories. Students are involved in a rich rural Indian immersion program. Rural India has limited electricity/internet and students camp in a rural/farm setting during the program with opportunities to explore Bengaluru city. 
Here are some of our students experiences:
Author is Usha Iyer-Raniga
Images: John Anugraha, Generate Worldwide Blog/Generate Worldwide Facebook
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One comment on “PCPM students support sustainable development activities in India

  1. The Smiling Pilgrim
    July 19, 2016

    Very cool 🙂 The more sustainable development the better.

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