Village to Village

Ideas bridging development on both sides of the world.
The Village to Village Program was started through a grant by Union Pacific Railroad, to benefit the College-Station Bryan area.  In this program, H.E.L.P. seeks to help local residents and students understand life in the Himalayas, as well as link people to people. 
 
In the high school project, Village to Village representatives present facts about life in Nepal to peers, and write letters to students in the H.E.L.P. orphanage and school programs. In the community outreach, H.E.L.P. is seeking to involve professionals - veterinarians, agriculturalists, etc.- to train national H.E.L.P. staff further in areas of development. In exchange, H.E.L.P. staff assist in valuable research projects to enhance the learning of the scientific world on issues in Nepal.
Two studies, currently run with students and professors in the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health, involve affects of pesticide contamination in the soil on health, and heavy metal contamination of water in villages.  
 
In the future, Village to Village hopes to link medical, veterinary, and public health students at Texas A&M with the community development workers in H.E.L.P., bringing together ideas which can further develop villages on both sides of the world.

Home school highschooler Jesse with H.E.LP. workers, laughing about the dangerous roads in the Himalayas - with a helmet.
Jesse is producing a promotional video for H.E.L.P. to use in education of community groups and churches.
He was sent by his local church.

 

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