Next month, Bill Holmes will again tuck his tall frame into a tiny airplane to work with engineers in Bhutan, a Himalayan country that is due for a very big earthquake. He’s one of the expert mentors we bring to communities that are fixing buildings before a disaster, and he’s always a hit.
I am excited to share with you some good news from communities where GeoHazards International is working. People are becoming safer from natural disasters. Donor gifts, which make up almost half of our annual budget, have opened the door to this progress. A few highlights:
Picture a child writing intently at her school desk. Suddenly the room starts shaking. She crouches under her desk. Unlike a common school desk, this desk is engineered to bear heavy impact -- an Earthquake Desk. It could save her life if the roof caves in.
Carpenters and welders in Bhutan manufactured the first batch o...