Rob Grande is working in Nepal on Looma from January 2015 through March.
Rob Grande's blog from Nepal Issue One: Interview with Christine Stone, ex-pat American teacher and expert on education in Nepal.
Background: I first found out about VillageTech from an academic adviser at my undergraduate university Johns Hopkins University who sent out a volunteer position posting. After reading what the organization does and its philosophy of supplying low tech, sustainable solutions to developing communities, I became extremely interested. I am very interested in volunteering in developing countries, and I feel that your organization\'s focus on engineering is one that I can relate and contribute to, coming from an engineering background. I think that the Looma project is especially interesting, providing low cost educational resources to schools in Nepalese communities, although I believe that I would be happy working with your organization on any project.
As far as my background goes, I graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and I graduated with a M.S from MIT in 2014 in Aerospace Engineering (although my focus was Computer Science related). Summer 2014, I am finishing up a 6 month internship in South Korea, and am looking for opportunities starting 2015 anytime after January. I would be very interested in volunteering in Nepal with VillageTech Solutions and would be willing to work without stipend if that is a concern.