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DURHAM, N.H.-- Five University of New Hampshire students
are planning to spend a week of their Christmas vacation helping to
build a camel-powered irrigation system in the African desert.
The students will build a pump system to irrigate gardens in a
remote school in Niger for the nomadic Tuareg who often leave their
children at schools to be educated.
John Ahlgren, president of Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, says the
Tuareg's lifestyle hasn't changed in 2,000 years but drought and
encroachment by development and refugees have put their way of life
The students are members of Students Without Borders. They are
affiliated with Engineers Without Borders and have begun designing a
pump to replace a gasoline-powered pump that is hard to maintain and
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