Several IEEE Smart Village leaders led discussions at the 2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA. Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.
Its been a little more than a year since the Lingshed Monastery was energized by the Global Himalayan Expedition and IEEE Smart Village. This village was featured in a National Geographic program, BreakThrough: Power to the People http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/breakthrough-series/episodes/power-to-the-people/ which aired in June, 2017. The villagers have now setup the Himalayan Innovation Centre (HIC) at Lingshed School with local computer based curriculum RACHEL and Raspberry PI computers.
Along with their village school, they have evening tuition classes at HIC where students are learning mathematics and science through interactive videos provided through RACHEL PI.