The WorldWind Issue 2

The WorldWind Issue 2

In this second issue of the WorldWind newsletter, we give you updates on WindAid Institute’s work with wind turbines in Peru in 2016!
We hope you enjoy reading all about the current electronics project, the exploits of a recent volunteer who was all at sea in Playa Blanca and what’s happening in the volunteer house and the workshop.

La Republica – Lima

´´…El trabajo de asesoría que brindará IBM dependerá de cada una de las organizaciones. Para Trujillo ¡Ahora!, observatorio ciudadano, se diseñará un plan estratégico de Marketing y Comunicaciones.; para el Hospital Belén se diseñarán procesos de mejorar en su sistema de gestión de consultas de pacientes; en cuanto a la universidad, ésta será beneficiada con una estrategia de monitoreo a la red de sus exalumnos; por otro lado, para la ONG WindAid se creará un modelo de negocio sostenible para el uso y difusión de energías renovables; por último, se diseñará un sistema de atención al público y socios de la cámara de Comercio y Producción…´´

Peru This Week – Lima

WindAid: Offering experience as well as electricity
“…The wind generators are constructed from scratch in a workshop on the outskirts of the coastal town of Trujillo. The hands-on work with locally sourced materials is what makes the experience so attractive to engineering students with sustainability in mind. “They think they’re coming to just put things together,” said Rivas, who also trains volunteers alongside Trujillan engineers Gean Bohuitron and Abel Yupanqui, “And then they go, ‘Whoa, I’m getting a full blown engineering experience!’” The NGO will take volunteers of most any background however, and orient them to make everyone useful in the shop. It’s not just about building a modern marvel, after all, but understanding a culture and a country…..”

The WorldWind Issue 1

Breaking a World Record
On this first issue you will find articles that address both our past, our present, and our future adventures here at WindAid. Everything from getting to come up and follow through on your own design projects, educating school children on the benefits of wind energy, and breaking wind turbine records from the energy parched coast to the glacial and majestic Andes.

Northampton Community College students help set Guinness World Record in Peru

Guinness World Record in Peru “…As one of the world’s fastest-receding glaciers, Pastoruri is a tourist destination. The turbine brings electricity to shop owners, guides and cooks who serve tourists headed to see the glacier, said Christine Armstrong, the NCC associate professor of communication who designed the study-abroad course. Students say it was a life-changing trip that reinforced their belief in the power of volunteerism while exposing them to a foreign culture. It also built strong bonds between a group of strangers, who by the end of the trip were relying on one another….”