The foundation Students4Sustainability (S4S) is a student organization with the goal of motivating TU Delft students to apply innovative technologies in real life, thus facilitating the transition to a more sustainable world. With 100% of the money received from our donators, we give students the opportunity to make a difference by setting up technical projects in developing countries.
We live in a time of large changes: The world population continuously grows, and the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Sustainable technologies could provide a way to battle against the consequences hereof.
The mission of S4S is to stimulate sustainability on different levels, on a small scale as well as worldwide. S4S wants to inform and inspire students about the possibilities that sustainable technologies have to offer, by organizing activities such as lectures and workshops. This way, students are challenged to think outside the box and generate new ideas of how their knowledge can be put into practice.
Subsequently, S4S can offer these students the chance to realize their ideas on a global scale in the form of a development project. On the one hand by offering them financial support, on the other hand by sharing experience and knowledge. This way, the growing gap between Western countries and developing countries can be overcome.
After being in Nepal for about two weeks it is time for an update! We arrived safely in
Bardiya and are getting more and more used to the Nepalese way of living. Last week we
had some free days, after we first got several days of introduction to our problemowner at
the office of the NTNC (National Trust for Nature Conservation) and to our workfield in
Geruwa & Bardiya National Park (BNP). These free days were due to Tihar, the hinduistic
light festival. The whole country was free from work and everyone was eating, relaxing and
partying. For us these day meant the perfect opportunity to explore our surrounding area by
bike and to get used to our lodge. It was also the perfect time to dive into the Nepalese
culture, with thika, traditional dancing and new habits as a result.
We have been in Kenya for a week now and we feel very welcome! In this first week we have already seen and done a lot. When we arrived in Mumias the first day, we went directly to Wilson’s factory. Here we were welcomed with open arms and he showed us around. Everything looked very good and people were working hard, building toy cars, from a previous Muima project. Wilson was also busy building his own house next to the factory, so he would never have to leave!