At the WindAid Institute we are focused on getting electricity to rural Peru through the participation of volunteers from around the world, who learn about, construct, and then install wind turbines with communities in need.
We have formed a WindAid Institute Board of Directors, completely comprised of past and current volunteers, specifically focused on the sustainable progression that we have been so passionate about achieving for years. We have also launched a completely renovated website to help us highlight what we do, who we are, and our projects past and future.
In the past few months we have been featured on the White House website for our joint project with Northampton Community College (NCC) and the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT). In partnership with WindAid, NCC received President Barack Obama´s extremely competitive 100,000 Strong in the America´s initiative grant which aims to increase educational exchanges between Universities in the USA and the international community. The hands-on work of our volunteers brought light to a community school in the town of Cushuro in the Peruvian Andes. The 2.5 kW wind turbine is powering laptops, lights, communication devices and other items for both the school and community.
WindAid Institute, Northampton Community College, the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo and the Cushuro community.
We have also started our first ever electrification of an entire community in the fishing village of Playa Blanca,on the Pacific coast of northern Peru! This July we installed three 500 Watt turbines. Seeing the faces of both families and volunteers light up when all three turbines were switched on makes all the hard work worth it! We are eager to install the next set of turbines with them, and need you to come be a part of helping the WindAid Institute power the entire community of Playa Blanca!
Playa Blanca – a fishing village on the northern coast of Peru and now the first village working with WindAid to power the entire town.
Your access to this experience just got closer to home with the addition of six new WindAid ambassadors around the world! We congratulate those dedicated individuals, and thank them for all they have already done. They have specifically chosen to make themselves available to you and are ready to present, email, and chat about the “inspirational experience” they had down here in Peru.
Want to come with us on the next project? Apply now with just a few projects available for late this year, we fill up quick at the WindAid Institute, and want to be sure you get a spot. We have also just opened the Project dates for 2015. Make next year unforgettable with the experience of learning, creating, and collaborating in Peru!
Click here to experience what it’s like to be a volunteer at the WindAid Institute (video).
Thank you once again for your help and support in passing along this email to your students, colleagues and friends. We look forward to seeing you down here at the WindAid Institute!
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