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Video: Virginia Tech students unite Haitian communities across a dangerous river

May 6, 2011

Matt Capelli holds child
Matt Capelli, a graduate student in civil engineering in the College of Engineering as well as the Pamplin College of Business MBA program, with a child

The people of Ti Péligre, Haiti, suffered during the rainy season when river waters became impassable – so dangerous that children were swept away trying to get to school. A new bridge designed by Virginia Tech students is a lifesaver. 

They raised money to pay local Haitians to build the bridge and took several work trips to oversee construction and labor alongside community members in Ti Péligre.

Get the full story from this report on YouTube.

Note: Also see reflections written by Matt Capelli, of Mechanicsville, Va., a graduate student in civil engineering in the College of Engineering as well as the Pamplin College of Business MBA program.

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