Extremis delivers much needed classrooms to Nepal
Extremis Technology has been approached by Los Angeles-based film director Nani Sahra Walker to develop shelters for cloud learning centres in Nepal. Following the recent earthquakes Extremis is helping to modify shelters to create classrooms to help replace 3000 schools that have been destroyed.
Nani said she was “extremely impressed” with Extremis’s response to the Nepal disaster – led by CEO Julia Glenn. “For that reason we plan to purchase five HuSh Shelters to create the first learning centre during the transitional rebuilding phase in Nepal. Our longer term objective is to provide centres for education to promote learning throughout the affected regions, especially in Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Ramechhap and Okhaldhunga.”
Based at the engineering centre at Hethel between Norwich and Cambridge, Extremis has been developing a unique range of fold-flat shelters for disaster relief and already works with a number of charities around the world. These shelters require no tools, no separate parts and no skilled labour. Best of all, they can be erected in less than 30 minutes – which means whole communities can be housed in just days rather than months.
Extremis are currently raising funds through Crowdcube and are planning to use the funds for the development work to:
• Modify the shelters to be used as classrooms
• To fund a full scale trial of the shelters in the Dominican Republic with shelter charity Techo
• To hire the staff necessary to deliver all this work over the summer.
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