Project Nepal NTNU is a yearly project where engineering students from NTNU take part in a non-profit humanitarian aid project in Nepal during the summer. The goal of the project is to repair medical equipment at local hospitals. The project is coordinated by Engineering World Health (in collaboration with Technical University of Denmark), and it consists of a three week course in Copenhagen in Denmark, before six weeks of work in Nepal. In Nepal we will receive some language and cultural training before we are placed in hospitals all over the country. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, 703 machines with a total value of approximately 12,2 million NOK (1,4 million USD) were repaired. In addition, there will be a focus on transferring knowledge in the form of teaching the locals and creating easy-to-read manuals, such that a real change is made.
Students from NTNU first joined the EWH Summer Institute in Nepal when Kristin Lorentzen Landsem went in 2016. In 2017 eight students participated, five in 2018, and now in 2019 there are ten students from NTNU who will take part in the project.
On our blog you can follow us in the preparation process, in Denmark and also in Nepal. Our goal is to update the blog as much as possible and we hope all of you want to follow us on our journey.
Read more at EWH Nepal Summer.