From the middle to the end of June, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kathmandu as part of the project with Taking the High Road to extend the facilities of ChoraChori's refuge in Godawari.
This weekend past, I travelled to Brighton in the company of Huff & Puff Construction to attend Green Architecture Day 2016. Hosted by Brighton University, collectively organised by Brighton Permaculture Trust and the Low Carbon Trust, it was the fifteenth in the series of annual talks on the theme of sustainable construction. The speakers this year addressed the subjects of architecture, construction, philosophy, planning and sustainability; besides this, there was the opportunity to have a guided tour of Brighton Waste House by Cat Fletcher.
a children's centre for chorachori
Since our straw bale training in September, I've been working with another inspirational Phil on an incredibly worthwhile project. One of our course attendees, Philip Hunter, left this Wednesday 3rd February with companions Rory Buckworth and Sam Day to raise funds for the UK charity ChoraChori. This organisation is dedicated to rescuing vulnerable Nepali children who have found themselves compromised in India, returning them to their homeland - and their families, if at all possible - an education and a future. All proceeds will be used to build a centre in Hetauda for such children: the trio are raising them by Taking the High Road.