Back to Gansu at Mid-Autumn Festival

September 2014

Two RISE members returned to Gansu to train over 40 university student volunteers at Lanzhou University in how to construct and maintain biosand filters. We also shared our our experience setting up projects in Shanxi and Ningxia.

A number of these volunteers joined us for a visit to a village primary school near Huining as part of the project Wen Nuan Shui Bei. Students were given new, safe drinking cups by Wen Nuan Shui Bei to replace the used mineral water bottles they currently rely on. RISE oversaw the building of a biosand filter at the school, which currently uses rainwater stored underground.

Gansu photo red bucket

The students also got an impromptu English lesson!

english lesson

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