RISE: a student programme to train rural contractors

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R.I.S.E. Association is affiliated to Tsinghua university promoting Rural International Student Exchange. A team of International and Chinese graduate students from the School of Environment was formed in order to apply their knowledge and skills for sustainable development. The goal is to provide technology transfer and educational support in rural areas of China.

Our first project is to propose the use biosand filters for safe domestic drinking water as an alternative to boiling or drinking untreated water.

Our training the trainers approach is to

1) Develop a comprehensive training program for trainers (Rural entrepreneurs)

2) Train Tsinghua University students and Non-Profit Organizations from target rural areas for project dissemination.