Archives for February 2011

SPREAWS

We left for SPREAWS on Thursday, Feb. 3rd in the afternoon after visiting several villages in Chittoor.  We arrived  late afternoon (6PM) after a 5 hr drive. We visited 5 villages and  an office of SPREAWS on Friday. These were 5 of the 10 wells we assisted with in this project. We met some of the staff including the leader Sajid Hussein.  We had an amazing meal with his family at their home.  Although we only spent a day with this organization, it was good day. They are working with some remote and landless labour communities.   It was a… [ read more ]

STEPS in Tricy ….Jan 29

WE arrived in Tricy late Friday night. We travelled to the town of Andhur on Saturday where the STEPS  RO Filtration project is located at the St Paul’s school.  We  cut the ribbon to initiate the system which is now complete and functioning.  We all had a drink of the water..it was a great day with Sethu and his wife Ester.  We toured the school and observed an exhibition of science work by all of the students. Then in the evening they had their year end windup which concluded with a lot of dancing by the students. A wonderful weekend. The… [ read more ]

Life is busy in India sorry about the lack of posting

I apologize for not starting this blog sooner…here it is Feb 1 and I finally found a computer with internet and I have energy. It has been  a busy and very fruitful trip. I hope Paul has enjoyed it…he says definitely(he working on another computer in the same room here at SUCHI-Vellore). I wrote the next few paragraphs on Friday at Kolkata airport and on the plane to Chennai. Here we are here at the Kolkata airport heading to Chennai on Jan 28,2011. We left SGUS  at 5AM are waiting in the airport. We have not sent  a blog  as… [ read more ]